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