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How do I release the tension on the ac belt

Need to replace ac compressor but can't loosen tensioner please help

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You have to loosen the holding bolt first on the tension pulley in the center of it. At the side you will find a bolt to loosen the belt. The power steering pump and alternator is where you find the tension bolts for them. The A/c is tightened by a separate pulley.

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Your tensioner pulley is most likely spring loaded with a square slot and it made for a 3/8 inch drive ratchet set your ratchet to loosen stick it in the hole and give it a little crank it is spring loaded so you'll have to hold of their why you pulled the belt off but it will loosen the belt and should be really easy to slip off

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SOURCE: hyundai 2001 XG300 tensioner pully adjustment

the belt that goes on the alt. ?? if so the tensioner is accessed from under neath the car. You will have to remove the right side tire and plastic sheild that is in place. When you look up at the bottom pulley you will see a nut head. If you lay on your back and look up at the engine, it will be located on the left or front side of the car.

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the tensioner pulley is a small plastic or metal wheel about 3 inches big ...center of engine....

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There is a schematic inside your engine capartment that shows your belts ,and pullies ,and there should be a sticker on your tensioner,showing how to operate them ,the direction to release them they are not hard to move if you do them right.Hope this fixed ya!

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SOURCE: adjust serpentine belt tensioner 2003 hyundai

has automatic belt tensioner

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SOURCE: 2001 hyundai accent 1.5 liter SOHC 12v engine.

With regrets, Not likely, pull the vlave cover and observe the height of the valves, if it is bent it should be not quite as tall as the rest.

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i do hope this helps its for the serpentine belt
First, jack up the caricon1.png, use jack stands, yadda yadda etc.

Remove the lower splash shield.

Youll see a skid plate looking thing on the ac compressor, remove that with a 12mm socket.

Now you have to remove the AC compressor. There are four stud/bolt things holding it on. Also 12mm.

Once the bolts are out the AC compressor is basically held up by the belt and the AC lines. Work the AC belt off of the pulley and then secure the ACcompressor out of the way. Dont let it hang by the AC lines.

Go back up to the top of the engine and remove the engine cover, it just pulls right off.

Youll see the serpentine belt and the tensioner pulley (basically the pulley at the front of the motor and right on top).

Note the routing of the belt for reinstallation.

Put a socket on the tensioner pulley (either 12 or 14mm) and push towards the firewall.

Youll see the belt loosen.

Now slip the belt off of the tensioner pulley.

You can release the tension on the pulley slowly now.

Work the serp belt off of the rest of the pullies.

Installation is basically the reverse of removal, but it can be tricky to route the belt on since its new and rigid. It helps to have a friend push on the tensioner while you route the belt. I managed to do it by myself, but I have long arms. It also took me several tries and much swearing!

Now putting the AC belt back on can be tricky due to the fact that it is a stretch belt, and will be very tight.

I slipped the belt on the crank pulley and then pulled the AC compressor up as high as I could. Then I could slip the belt on. Little note here, because the belt was so tight the compressor wouldnt slip back into position. I used my floor jack on the bottom of the compressor and very slowly pushed on it with the jack.

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How to replace the power steering belt on a 4g13



ADJUSTMENT

Excessive belt tension will cause damage to the alternator and water pump pulley bearings, while, on the other hand, loose belt tension will produce slip and premature wear on the belt. Therefore, be sure to adjust the belt tension to the proper level.
To adjust the tension on a drive belt, loosen the adjusting bolt or fixing bolt locknut on the alternator, alternator bracket or tension pulley. Then move the alternator or turn the adjusting bolt to adjust belt tension. Once the desired value is reached, secure the bolt or locknut and recheck tension.


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.4L Engines


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Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-Mitsubishi 1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.4L engines
Alternator Belt


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Fig. Loosen the adjuster lock bolt . . .


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Fig. . . . then remove the alternator belt from the engine

  1. Loosen the alternator support nut.
  2. Loosen the adjuster lock bolt.
  3. Rotate the adjuster bolt counter clockwise to release the tension on the belt.
  4. Remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the belt on the pulleys.
  2. Rotate the adjuster bolt clockwise until the proper tension is reached.
  3. Tighten the adjuster lock bolt and the alternator support nut.

POWER STEERING BELT


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Fig. After the adjusting and fixed bolts are loosened, rotate the pump . . .


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Fig. . . . then remove the power steering belt from the engine

  1. Remove the alternator belt as described above.
  2. Loosen the power steering pump adjusting bolts.
  3. Remove the power steering pump fixed bolt on the rear of the bracket.
  4. Rotate the pump toward the engine and remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the belt on the pulleys.
  2. Rotate the pump until the proper tension is reached.
  3. Tighten the adjusting bolts on the pump.
  4. Tighten the fixed bolt on the rear of the bracket.
  5. Install the alternator belt.

A/C COMPRESSOR BELT
  1. Loosen the tension pulley and remove the belt.
  2. The installation is the reverse of the removal.

3.0L DOHC, 3.0L SOHC Galant, and 3.5L Engines


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Fig. Serpentine belt routing-Mitsubishi 3.0L engines (except 1998-00 Galant models)


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Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-Mitsubishi 3.5L and 1998-00 3.0L SOHC Galant engines
ALTERNATOR AND A/C COMPRESSOR

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.


CAUTION Wait at least 90 seconds after the negative battery cable is disconnected to prevent possible deployment of the air bag.
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the front undercover.
  2. Loosen the tension pulley fixing nut and relieve the tension on the belt by turning the adjusting bolt.
  3. Remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the belt on the crankshaft and alternator pulleys.
  2. Using the adjusting bolt on the tensioner, tighten the belt to the desired tension.
  3. Tighten the fixing nut to hold the adjustment.
  4. Install the undercover and lower the vehicle to the floor.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

POWER STEERING BELT
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.


CAUTION Wait at least 90 seconds after the negative battery cable is disconnected to prevent possible deployment of the air bag.
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the undercover.
  2. Remove the alternator and A/C compressor belt.
  3. Lower the vehicle and remove the cruise control pump link assembly.
  4. Place the power steering hose under the oil reservoir.
  5. Loosen the tension pulley fixing bolts and remove the power steering pump drive belt.

To install:
  1. Install the power steering pump drive belt.
  2. Insert an extension bar or equivalent into the opening at the end of the tension pulley bracket and pivot the pulley to apply tension to the belt.
  3. Tighten the fixing bolts.
  4. Raise the vehicle and install the alternator and A/C compressor belt.
  5. Install the undercover and lower the vehicle.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.

3.0L SOHC Diamante
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the lockbolt on the face of the A/C tensioner pulley.
  3. Turn the adjusting bolt of the A/C tensioner pulley to loosen the tension of the A/C belt.
  4. Remove the A/C compressor belt.
  5. Loosen the locknut on the face of the power steering/alternator tensioner pulley.
  6. Turn the adjusting bolt of the tensioner pulley to loosen the tension of the belt.
  7. Remove the power steering/alternator belt.

To install:
  1. Install the power steering/alternator belt first and then the A/C compressor drive belt.
  2. Adjust the belts to the proper tension by turning the adjusting bolts and tighten pulley fixing nut/bolt.
  3. Tighten the mounting nut of the power steering/alternator tensioner pulley to 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).

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Here the belt routing for 2005 Dodge Sprinter 2005, whch was sold only with the 2.7 engine mounted:



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Fig. Accessory Belt Routing-A/C Compressor (1), Power Steering Pump (2), Tensioner (3), Crankshaft Pulley (4), Water Pump (5), Alternator (6), Idler Pulley (7)-All Engines

Here a different view:

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Here also the fan belt routing;

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Fig. Fan belt routing-Fan pulley (1), Fan belt (2), Crankshaft pulley (3)-3.0L engine shown

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1. Loosen the tension adjust and remove the A/C compressor drive belt.
2. Attach a 3 / 8 inch drive ratchet to the automatic belt tensioner.
3. Rotate the belt tensioner counterclockwise to release the belt tension.
4. Remove the accessory drive belt, starting with the water pump pulley.



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1. Position the accessory drive belt around every pulley except the water pump pulley.
2. Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise, install the accessory drive belt and release the tensioner.
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4. Tighten the drive belt tensioner.
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