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Adjustment on belt?

It seems that your vehicle has an automatic tensioner, and the tensioner is located in the same path as your accessories (A/C) and is belt driven. An Automatic tensioner ( can not be adjusted and can only be replaced as it has an internal spring and when the tension on the spring or the bearings go bad that is it) and the pulley for the tensioner is usually smooth and contacts the back of the belt instead of the side with the V-shaped or if it has grooves. To remove belt you will need a 1/2 inch breaker bar to fit the square on the side of the tensioner, and a 5 millimeter hex head key into (hole A marked on the tensioner)to lock the tensioner in place once you move the breaker bar and remove the tension from the belt.Check your belt first for a shine on the smooth side which can indicate bearing failure in one of the pulleys and check the inside with the V-shaped or if it has grooves for shine or small cracks usually turn the belt inside out and bend the belt in the opposite direction of its shape to see if it has cracks or scoring then you should replace it. Replacement of the belt is in reverse of install. There should be a belt diagram directly under your hood.
Be safe and good luck.

Apr 25, 2014 | 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited

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Serpintine belt wont tight ,idler pully is in good shape old belt came off thought it had streached it was almost new replaced it still having same problem.

Are you sure the belt tensioner spring is strong enough to keep the belt tight ?
You should have to move the tensioner to put the belt on, then it should keep the belt tight when you finish.

Apr 19, 2013 | 1996 Ford Taurus

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My 2000 montana belt keeps moving after i adjust it why?\

If you mean the belt is riding off one of the pulleys, the usual reason is one of the pulleys is not aligned with the others.

Jan 30, 2013 | 2000 Pontiac Montana

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Raising the spare tire

Sometimes the wheel is shaped differently on one side than the other. It may have to be installed upside down or rightside up to fully crank up in position.

Your spare could show a dirty side and a clean side. Usually the dirty side is the side that is hanging down at the bottom.

The side of the wheel that shows on the outside is flush with the lug
nuts. The backside of the rim has a cavity for the brake assembly to fit in and this accounts for the difference between lifting the rim using the front or back side.

The lifting cable is only so long, so it makes a difference whether it lifts immediately or has to travel through the rim cavity.

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Jan 21, 2013 | 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

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How can i fit engine belt of hyundai azera 2009

  • Find the tensioner. The serpentine belt tensioner is what holds the belt in place with the correct tension: it is held to the engine by two bolts. Some describe the Hyundai Sonata tensioner pulley as attached to a teardrop shape, with the bolts holding the structure to the engine.
  • 2 Remove the two bolts near the tensioner with your wrench (bolt size may vary by model). Take off the tensioner and the belt.
  • 3 Use a belt routing diagram or your own sketches to replace the serpentine belt. This is helpful for some models: from the power steering pump, the belt goes to the left of the idler pulley, then over and around the right side of the air conditioner compressor pulley, around the left side of the crank pulley, to the right of the tensioner pulley, and down to the alternator.
  • 4 Replace the tensioner and the new belt together. Mechanics recommend seating the belt on the tensioner before replacing the tensioner onto the engine rather than trying to pry the belt over the pulley.
  • 5 Tighten the two lock bolts that hold the tensioner.
  • 6 Check to see that the belt is seated correctly on all of the pulleys. Run the engine and observe to check for proper installation.

  • Dec 20, 2010 | 2009 Hyundai Azera

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    I need to replace my serpateen belt how do i do that?

    This label shows the accessory belt routing on a Lumina with a 3.1L engine


    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2. Remove the drive belt shield.
    3. Fit a 3/8 inch breaker bar or ratchet to the square hole in the tensioner. Lift, or rotate the tensioner off of the drive belt. When the tension on the belt is removed, slide the drive belt from the pulleys.

    To install:

    1. Taking care to follow the proper routing of the belt, slip the belt onto the pulleys. As a help, note that the water pump pulley is usually driven from the back (smooth side) of the belt.
    2. Fit a 3/8 -inch breaker bar or ratchet to the square hole in the tensioner. Lift, or rotate the tensioner and, with the belt in place, gently release the tensioner.
    3. Verify that the belt is correctly routed and aligned in the proper grooves of the accessory drive belt pulleys. Inspect the drive belt length scale on the drive belt tensioner for the proper indicated length. If the drive belt length scale does not indicate the proper installed length, the belt may be incorrect, incorrectly installed, worn out or the tensioner may be defective.
    4. Connect the negative battery cable. Start the vehicle and verify correct operation.
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    Dec 09, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

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    I want know how to remove my battery so I can get it charged. I have removed the bolt that is a couple of inches from the ground nut. But the nuts that are near the battery terminals are so hard to...

    I am confused by your description of the process you are using to remove a battery. If you can not charge the battery in place then there should only be three bolts to undue to remove it. There should be a rubber wedge near the bottom of the battery with a bolt going through the center that holds the battery down. This bolt needs to be removed and the block taken out to be able to lift the battey out. To remove the cables start with the negative one so that if you touch a metal part of the vehicle with the wrench it will not short to ground (put negative back on last for same reason) then positive side. It should be a cable side mount type battery with small bolt heads that actually undue a larger (approx 3/8") bolt that goes into the side terminals of the battery. If you have any further questions please reply to my solution.

    Dec 01, 2010 | 2006 Chevrolet HHR

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    Rover 400 electric window problems. The nylon bush that keeps the lifting mechinism on the tracks has broken and it keeps popping of the tracks. Is there a cheap replacement or a ''BODGE'' to sort this.

    I have tried to repair these things several times and failed. They have a limited life and as the cable is always on tension, it is almost impossible to repair. You could probably find a good one at a scrap yard.

    Apr 13, 2010 | 1997 Land Rover Defender 90

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    Want to change all belts. What relieves the tension on the belts to make them loose.

    There should be a round shaped tensioner with a square hole at the top of it. This is a pulley like device that uses spring loaded tension against the outside of the belt to keep it tight over the other pulleys. To loosen it simply using a breaker bar inserted into the square hole and pulling the pulley away from the belt with one hand and using the other lift the belt off of one of the pulleys that should allow you to remove the belt. Good luck

    Oct 16, 2009 | 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor

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    Ac blower in low speed only in my mercedes s420 1995

    The variable speed in Blower is controled by a blower Regulator. It is near the blower. If you can locate the blower, ussually in the center of the console. It can be accessed from outside of the fire wall ( from engine side). Lift up the blower, the regulator has a triangular shape in the bottom of the blower. It is a lot of work to get to the regulator. Good luck.

    Jul 20, 2009 | Mercedes-Benz 420-Series Cars & Trucks

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