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Trying to install new serpentine drive belt. Doesn't look like alternator is adjustable. There is a belt tensioner but I can't get quite enough play out of it. Can't really get a tool on it to hold it "open" so I can slide the belt on. It's a 2.5l V6. Any help or ideas are appreciated.

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Some of the parts are hard to see. You should have a square hole in the belt tensioner fixture. This would fit either a 3/8 drive rachet or a 1/2 drive rachet. You will put the rachet or breaker bar in the square hole and push against the spring tension.

A trick to installing the belt is not to use the belt tensioner as the last pulley to slide the belt over. Put the belt over the tensioner and use your body weight to push against it. Then slide the belt over the last uncovered pulley and let off your weight on the tensioner.

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How to replace the power steering belt on a 4g13



ADJUSTMENT

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.


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.4L Engines


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Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-Mitsubishi 1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.4L engines
Alternator Belt


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Fig. Loosen the adjuster lock bolt . . .


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Fig. . . . then remove the alternator belt from the engine

  1. Loosen the alternator support nut.
  2. Loosen the adjuster lock bolt.
  3. Rotate the adjuster bolt counter clockwise to release the tension on the belt.
  4. Remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the belt on the pulleys.
  2. Rotate the adjuster bolt clockwise until the proper tension is reached.
  3. Tighten the adjuster lock bolt and the alternator support nut.

POWER STEERING BELT


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Fig. After the adjusting and fixed bolts are loosened, rotate the pump . . .


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Fig. . . . then remove the power steering belt from the engine

  1. Remove the alternator belt as described above.
  2. Loosen the power steering pump adjusting bolts.
  3. Remove the power steering pump fixed bolt on the rear of the bracket.
  4. Rotate the pump toward the engine and remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the belt on the pulleys.
  2. Rotate the pump until the proper tension is reached.
  3. Tighten the adjusting bolts on the pump.
  4. Tighten the fixed bolt on the rear of the bracket.
  5. Install the alternator belt.

A/C COMPRESSOR BELT
  1. Loosen the tension pulley and remove the belt.
  2. The installation is the reverse of the removal.

3.0L DOHC, 3.0L SOHC Galant, and 3.5L Engines


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Fig. Serpentine belt routing-Mitsubishi 3.0L engines (except 1998-00 Galant models)


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Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-Mitsubishi 3.5L and 1998-00 3.0L SOHC Galant engines
ALTERNATOR AND A/C COMPRESSOR

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.


CAUTION Wait at least 90 seconds after the negative battery cable is disconnected to prevent possible deployment of the air bag.
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the front undercover.
  2. Loosen the tension pulley fixing nut and relieve the tension on the belt by turning the adjusting bolt.
  3. Remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the belt on the crankshaft and alternator pulleys.
  2. Using the adjusting bolt on the tensioner, tighten the belt to the desired tension.
  3. Tighten the fixing nut to hold the adjustment.
  4. Install the undercover and lower the vehicle to the floor.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

POWER STEERING BELT
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.


CAUTION Wait at least 90 seconds after the negative battery cable is disconnected to prevent possible deployment of the air bag.
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the undercover.
  2. Remove the alternator and A/C compressor belt.
  3. Lower the vehicle and remove the cruise control pump link assembly.
  4. Place the power steering hose under the oil reservoir.
  5. Loosen the tension pulley fixing bolts and remove the power steering pump drive belt.

To install:
  1. Install the power steering pump drive belt.
  2. Insert an extension bar or equivalent into the opening at the end of the tension pulley bracket and pivot the pulley to apply tension to the belt.
  3. Tighten the fixing bolts.
  4. Raise the vehicle and install the alternator and A/C compressor belt.
  5. Install the undercover and lower the vehicle.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.

3.0L SOHC Diamante
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the lockbolt on the face of the A/C tensioner pulley.
  3. Turn the adjusting bolt of the A/C tensioner pulley to loosen the tension of the A/C belt.
  4. Remove the A/C compressor belt.
  5. Loosen the locknut on the face of the power steering/alternator tensioner pulley.
  6. Turn the adjusting bolt of the tensioner pulley to loosen the tension of the belt.
  7. Remove the power steering/alternator belt.

To install:
  1. Install the power steering/alternator belt first and then the A/C compressor drive belt.
  2. Adjust the belts to the proper tension by turning the adjusting bolts and tighten pulley fixing nut/bolt.
  3. Tighten the mounting nut of the power steering/alternator tensioner pulley to 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).

Mar 21, 2013 | 1996 Mitsubishi Mirage

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How do I replace the serpentine belt on a 1994 concorde?


Remove the alternator/power steering pump and water pump drive belt to gain access to the air conditioning drive belt.
To remove and install the air conditioning compressor drive belt, first loosen the tensioner pulley lock nut, then turn the adjusting screw to raise or lower the tensioner pulley assembly Accessory Drive - 3.3L Engine or Accessory Drive - 3.5L Engine To adjust the air conditioning drive belt, loosen the tensioner pulley nut and adjust belt tension by tightening adjusting screw. Torque pulley nut to 54 N•m (40 ft. lbs.) after adjustment.
The Poly-V generator/power steering belt has an adjustable tensioner pulley located on the timing belt cover Accessory Drive - 3.5L Engine to maintain proper belt tension. To remove or install this belt, Release tension by loosening the tensioner pulley nut and adjustment bolt Accessory Drive - 3.5L Engine Reverse procedure to install and tighten belt to specified tension.

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Need belt routing diagram for 2001 chrysler sebring lxi


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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-2.7L engine
Chrysler Cirrus & Sebring Convertible; Dodge Stratus; Plymouth Breeze



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-Chrysler 2.7L engine





2.7L Engine
A/C & Alternator Belt

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.
  3. Loosen tensioner locking bolt and pivot bolt.
  4. Rotate tensioner clockwise to allow enough slack to remove belt

To install:
  1. Install the air conditioning compressor/alternator belt on pulleys, tensioner in slack position, slip belt over idler last.
  2. Adjust drive belt tension.
  3. Install the belt splash shield and right front wheel.
  4. Lower vehicle.
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    Fig. Installing A/C & alternator belt-2.7L engine


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.
  4. Loosen the tensioner locking bolt and pivot bolt.
  5. Rotate tensioner clockwise to allow enough slack to remove the belt

To install:
  1. With the tensioner in a slack position, install the Air Conditioning (A/C) compressor/alternator belt on the pulleys. Slip the belt over the idler last.
  2. Adjust the drive belt tension.
  3. Install the belt splash shield and right front wheel. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
  4. Lower the vehicle.

Power Steering Belt
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.
  3. Remove the air conditioning compressor/alternator belt.
  4. Loosen belt adjusting bolt. It is not necessary to loosen the pivot bolt on the power steering pump. There is a bushing incorporated into the power steering pump/bracket that allows it to pivot.
  5. Remove the power steering belt.

To install:
  1. Install the power steering belt on pulleys.
  2. Adjust drive belt tension.
  3. Install the air conditioning compressor/alternator belt.
  4. Install the belt splash shield and right front wheel.
  5. Lower vehicle.


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I am trying to hange the serpentine belt on my 09 lancer rallyart and it keeps slipping off


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.
  • 7 Start the Mitsubishi Lancer's engine to test the alternator belt and make sure it is working properly. Once you have verified it is working, turn the engine off.
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    Try This:

    To install:
    1. Install the belt, routing it properly through the drive pulleys.
    2. Check the belt tension with a suitable belt tension gage.
    3. Move the alternator until the gage indicates the proper tension.
    4. Tighten the alternator adjusting bolt to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm

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    Looking for a belt tensioner for a 1997 Jeep Cherokee Country. Where would I look? Perhaps I am not calling it by its correct name as no one can even guess what I am looking for...Thanks!


    Do you mean the tensioner pulley?

    Then, I would look for something with a 1/2" square hole in a pivoting spring loaded pulley that is designed to put 'tension' on the serpentine belt.

    Depending on the engine, it can be located in various positions.

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    REMOVAL & INSTALLATION - 8 cylinder engine Alternator Belt
    1. Loosen the alternator mounting and adjusting arm bolts.
    2. Pivot the alternator inward and remove the belt from the vehicle. To install:
    3. Install a new belt.
    4. Holding the alternator in place to maintain tension, tighten the alternator mounting and adjusting arm bolts.
    Power Steering Belt
    1. Loosen the adjusting and mounting bolts on the front face of the steering pump cover plate (hub side).
    2. Pivot the power steering pump inward and remove the drive belt. To install:
    3. Install the drive belt.
    4. Holding the pump in place, tighten the adjusting arm bolt and the mounting bolts.
    Air Conditioning Compressor Belt
    1. If the engine is equipped with an idler pulley, loosen the idler pulley adjusting bolt and remove the belt.
    2. If not equipped with an idler pulley, loosen the adjusting and mounting bolts.
    3. Pivot the air conditioning compressor inward and remove the drive belt.
    4. Installation is the reverse of removal.
    Air Pump Drive Belt
    1. Loosen the adjusting arm bolt slightly. If necessary, also loosen the mounting bolt slightly and remove the drive belt. To install:
    2. Holding the pump in place, install the drive belt, then tighten the adjusting arm bolt and the mounting bolt.

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    My 1998 Windstar with the 3.0L engine needs an alternator. Easy enough fix except I don't know how to work with the serpentine belt (all my other vehicles are old skool). Where is the tensioner and how do...


    Removal
    1. ani_caut.gif WARNING: USE CAUTION WHEN REMOVING OR INSTALLING DRIVE BELT TO MAKE SURE THAT TOOL DOES NOT SLIP.
      Using a 15 mm socket or wrench attached on drive belt tensioner pulley bolt. Rotate drive belt tensioner (6B209) clockwise to remove drive belt from pulleys.


      Pulley Routing, Accessory Drive Belt—3.0L Engine

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    Item Part Number Description 1 8620 Drive Belt 2 10300 Generator 3 6B217 Drive Belt Tensioner Pulley 4 6B209 Drive Belt Tensioner 5 3A733 Power Steering Pump Pulley 6 19703 A/C Compressor 7 6312 Crankshaft Pulley 8 8509 Water Pump Pulley

    Installation
    1. Install drive belt over all accessory pulleys (except drive belt tensioner ).
    1. Rotate drive belt tensioner as described under Removal to install drive belt over drive belt tensioner pulley. Make sure that all V-grooves make proper contact with pulleys.

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    Removal & Installation
    1. Except for the 1.8L engine, loosen the pivot and anchor bolts on 1 of the belt's components, then pivot the component sufficiently to release belt tension and remove belt.
    2. For the 1.8L engine, use a 3/8 in. breaker bar or ratchet to pivot the belt tensioner and release the serpentine drive belt, then remove the belt from the pulleys and the vehicle.
    To install:
    1. Position the belt over the pulleys.
    2. For the 1.8L engine, pivot the tensioner and install the serpentine belt. Make sure the belt is properly aligned in all of the pulley grooves, then gently pivot the tensioner into contact with the belt. Do not allow the tensioner to snap into position or damage could occur.
    3. Except for the 1.8L engine, adjust the belt tension and tighten the accessory mounting bolts.
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    Serpentine drive belt routing - 1.8L engine

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    Adjusting the power steering belt - 1992 and 1993 vehicles

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    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.
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    Then readjust the tension bolt.
    Finish with the bolt or nut that mounts the tensionor to the block.
    good luck.

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