Question about 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT
YOU NEED BELT TENSIONER TOOL OR 3/8 INCH BREAKER BAR PLACE IN THE SQUARE HOLE IN TENSIONER THEN ROTATE BELT TENSIONER COUNTERCLOCKWISE TO RELEASE BELT TENSION SLIP BELT OFF ALTERNATOR.TO GET OFF.SLIP BELT BACK OVER ALTERNATOR WHEN YOU REPLACED WATER PUMP.
Posted on Sep 05, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
That is Exactly Correct. Draw the Diagram of the Belt Before you remove it so that you can get it Back on the Correct way. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
There should be a square big enough to fit a 3/8" drive ratchet into on the tensioner (should be closest to the pulley), insert the ratchet into that square, then try turning the tensioner, this should release the pressure on the serpentine belt. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
I have not seen this vehicle but, the center bolt or nut that holds the tensioner to the block is backed off two turns first.
Then the adustment bolt (most are accesed from under the vehicle) can be adjusted to give enough slack to install the new belt.
If this is still too tight, remove one of the two or two of the three bolts that mount the Alternator to allow for another 1/8" and install the belt.
Then remount the Alternator.
Then readjust the tension bolt.
Finish with the bolt or nut that mounts the tensionor to the block.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
You'll need to remove/loosen one of the components (such as the alternator or power steering pump) to relieve tension on the belt before removing the tensioner as it should be spring loaded. Installation is going to be the reverse of the removal procedure.
Also, if the tensioner is noisy, replace it.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
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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.
Fig. . . . then remove the alternator belt from the engine
Fig. . . . then remove the power steering belt from the engine
Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-Mitsubishi 3.5L and 1998-00 3.0L SOHC Galant engines
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Hi, Please follow below steps :
-. Jack up front wheel and remove the tires
-. Remove the Motor Mount next to the Power Steering Pump and timing belt cover
-. Loosen the Alternator/Water Pump belt.
-. Loosen the Power Steering/AC/Tensioner belt by loosening the Tensioner Bolt first.
-. Remove the power steering pump bracket.
Leave the pump attached to the bracket.
-. Remove the Water Pump Pulley.
-. Now it's time to remove the Crank Pulley.
-. Remove the Timing Cover bolts.
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