Question about 2004 Infiniti I35
How do I change a serpentine belt on an Infinity FX-35
Posted on Sep 26, 2010
Loosen the bolt in the center of the idler pulley (the one that "pushes" down on the belt to create tension.) Now the tensioner is able to move freely up (looser) or down (tighter). To actually move it, turn the brass adjuster, accessible from the top, using a socket and ratchet.
The tension on this main belt on the I30 should be adjusted so that it deflects about 4mm. If you don't have a thin ruler to slip behind the belt, just make two marks, 4mm apart, on a folded sheet of paper. Then press on the belt, adjust, and measure again until you get 4mm. A used belt should deflect a little more (6 or 7mm, if memory serves.)
When you're finished adjusting the tension, don't forget to tighten the bolt in the center of the pulley.
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Locate the two belts on the left side (passenger side) of your Mitsubishi Lancer. The outer belt is a serpentine belt, operating four pulleys and the inner belt is your alternator belt.
Follow the serpentine (outer) belt to the three pulleys lined up vertically near the front of the engine compartment. Locate the middle pulley, which is the tension pulley for the belt.
Loosen the bolt on the middle pulley with a socket wrench by turning counter-clockwise. Do not remove the bolt, just turn it a couple of times. Loosen the tensioner bolt on the side of the of the pulley, facing the front of the vehicle.
Remove the serpentine belt and then loosen the bolt on the alternator. With the alternator loose, move it forward so that the alternator belt loosens up and then remove belt from the pulleys.
Install the new alternator belt by placing it over both inside pulleys. Tighten the tension on the alternator belt by moving the alternator back and keeping tension on it by holding it back with a long screwdriver. While the alternator belt is tight, use a socket wrench to tighten up the bolt on the alternator.
Place the serpentine belt back on the pulleys and then use a socket wrench on the bolt on the front of the tension pulley. Once the serpentine belt is tight, tighten up the bolt in the middle of the tension pulley.
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