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98 cutlass serpentine belt too loose?

We put it back on, buts it's too loose, is there an adjustment, or bolt to tighten?

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EITHER BELT TOO BIG OR YOU HAVE A BROKE BELT TENSIONER.WHICH HAS TO REPLACED.ITS WHAT KEEPS BELT TIGHT.

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This answer is in a previous question; just keep in mind this procedure to install:
  1. Position the alternator in the vehicle and loosely install the retaining bolts.
  2. On 1994-98 models, tighten the top alternator bolt to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) and the bottom bolt to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
  3. On 1999-99 models, tighten the rear bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) and the front bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  5. On 1999-99 models, install the alternator brace, tighten the brace-to-alternator and brace-to-intake retainers to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Tighten the brace-to-engine stud nut to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  6. Install the battery terminal wire and tighten the retaining nut, then engage the alternator wiring connector.
  7. Hold the serpentine drive belt tensioner, back off the belt while slipping the belt over the alternator pulley. Gradually lower the tensioner into contact with the belt, then check for proper alignment and tension.
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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.

  • 2 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.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 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.
  • 5 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.
  • 6 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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    3.1L Engines - 1998-93 VEHICLES
    (see Figures 5, 6, 7 and 8)
    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2. If necessary for access to the alternator, remove the air cleaner assembly.
    3. Remove the serpentine belt
    4. Label and detach the electrical connector(s) from the back of the alternator.
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    Fig. 5: After removing the serpentine belt, detach the electrical connector from the rear of the alternator

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    Fig. 6: Unfasten the front and rear mounting bolts...

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    Fig. 7: ... then remove the brace-to-alternator bolt

    1. Carefully remove the alternator assembly, making sure all wires are disconnected.
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    Fig. 8: Alternator (generator) removal and installation - 1992 3.1L engine shown (click image for zoom)

    To install:

    1. Position the alternator into the mounting bracket.
    2. If necessary, attach the battery positive lead and nut to the alternator output terminal. Tighten to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
    3. Install the brace-to-alternator bolt, but do not tighten at this time.
    4. Install the front and rear mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts as follows:
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      2. Short bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
      3. Bracket bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
    5. Check that tightening of the brace bolts did not bind the alternator.
    6. Attach the electrical connector(s).
    7. Install the serpentine belt
    8. If removed, install the air cleaner.
    9. Connect the negative battery cable.

    Hope helps (remember to rate this answer).

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    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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    3. Remove the worn belt.

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    Fig. Fig. 6: Unfasten the retaining bolts...


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    Fig. Fig. 7: ... then remove the serpentine belt guard


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    Fig. Fig. 8: ...


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    Fig. Fig. 9: ... then remove the serpentine belt

    1. Remove the belt. Clean the accessory drive belt surfaces.



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    Fig. Fig. 10: Serpentine drive belt routing-2.2L engine


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    Fig. Fig. 11: Removal and installation of the serpentine belt-2.3L engine


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    Fig. Fig. 12: Serpentine belt routing-2.5L engine with and without A/C


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    Fig. Fig. 13: Use an 18mm box end wrench on the pulley nut to rotate the tensioner on the 3.8L engine


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    Fig. Fig. 14: in. breaker bar to rotate the tensioner


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    Fig. Fig. 15: On the 3.4L, use a box end wrench, then rotate the tensioner clockwise and remove the serpentine belt

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    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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    3. Working through the wheel well, unfasten the alternator brace-to-block bolt, then remove the brace-to-intake nut and the brace-to-engine stud nut.
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    6. Loosen the alternator retaining bolts, then support the alternator and remove the fasteners. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.

    To install:
    1. Position the alternator in the vehicle and loosely install the retaining bolts.
    2. On 1994-98 models, tighten the top alternator bolt to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) and the bottom bolt to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
    3. On 1999-99 models, tighten the rear bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) and the front bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
    4. On 1994-98 models, install the alternator brace, then tighten the retaining nut(s) and bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
    5. On 1999-99 models, install the alternator brace, tighten the brace-to-alternator and brace-to-intake retainers to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Tighten the brace-to-engine stud nut to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
    6. Install the battery terminal wire and tighten the retaining nut, then engage the alternator wiring connector.
    7. Hold the serpentine drive belt tensioner, back off the belt while slipping the belt over the alternator pulley. Gradually lower the tensioner into contact with the belt, then check for proper alignment and tension.
    8. Connect the negative battery cable.



    Fig. : Alternator mounting-4.3L engine


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    7. Connect the negative battery cable.

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