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I need to tighten the alternator belt on 1983 volkswagen rabbit gti, but cant seem to find the right tool for loosening the "Hidden" pivot bolt. It might be an allen key, do you know??

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How to tighten alternator belt on 1993 pathfinder


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okay loosen alternator pivot bolt that is the bottom bolt below the alternator pulley,loosen also top pivot bolt to alternator.then you have long adjuster bolt top upper side alternator you need to loosen adjuster bolt lock nut then tighten the adjuster bolt to get alternator belt tight.new belt tension should be 170 - 180 ft lbs, used drive belt tension is 95 - 135 ft lbs, torque adjusting lockbolt 13 ft lbs, pivot bolts to 41 ft lbs.

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Putting the alternator belt on a montero sport


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There are 3 belts on the truck. The belt that goes around the alternator is not spinning. What could cause this belt not to turn?


Assuming that the belt is not broken ... you need to tighten the belt. This one is not as easy as the other two which have tensioners. This belt is tensioned by the alternator itself. I've found adjusting it to not be a lot of fun ... the tricky part is loosening the bolt that the alternator pivots on. There isn't a lot of room and I find one of the small palm ratchets to be helpful. So to tighten, you'd loosen the upper bolt that actually holds the tension on the belt, loosen the bolt that the alternator pivots on, re-tension the belt (using something to pry on the alternator if necessary) and tighten the two bolts again. If you have to replace the belt you'll need to remove the outer two to get to this one. The outer two tensioners are adjusted by loosening the bolt that holds the tensioner pulley in place and then turning the tensioner bolt itself to tighten or loosen the belt(s)... then retighten the bolt holding the pulley.

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Where is alternator located in the engine compartment?


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The alternator is accessed from UNDER the vehicle LEFT SIDE facing the engine bay.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION




1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

2. Loosen, but do not remove the alternator adjusting nut.

3. Turn the front wheels completely to the right, then raise and safely support the vehicle.

4. Unfasten the retainers, then remove the plastic lower splash shield.

5. Unfasten the alternator field circuit wiring connector. You must squeeze the locking tab to release it.

6. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire.

7. Loosen the alternator pivot bolt, but do not remove it.

8. Remove the alternator drive belt. The alternator spill shield does not have to be removed.

9. If necessary, remove the bottom pivot bolt and anti-rotation tab.

10. Unfasten the three mounting pivot bracket bolts, then remove the pivot bolt and bracket.

11. Holding the alternator in one hand, remove the adjustment nut then slide the alternator off the T-bolt. The T-bolt does not have to be removed. Lower the alternator and remove through the wheel well.

12. You may need to use a C-clamp to drive the sleeve into the mounting ear for installation clearance.

13. Position the alternator in the vehicle, sliding it onto the T-bolt. Install the adjusting nut.

14. Install the bracket and pivot bolt, then install the three mounting pivot bracket bolts. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).

15. If removed, install the anti-rotation tab and bottom pivot bolt hand-tight.

16. Install the alternator drive belt.

17. Tighten the alternator pivot bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).

18. Install the B+ terminal wire and nut. Tighten the nut to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm).

19. Attach the alternator field circuit wiring connector, making sure the locking tabs are engaged.

20. Install the splash shield, then carefully lower the vehicle.

21. Tighten the adjusting nut.

22. Connect the negative battery cable. Adjust the alternator belt.

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How to remove alternator from 1997 Chrysler Concorde?


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  1. Disconnect the battery negative - cable.
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  1. Disconnect the alternator field circuit plug.
  2. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire.
  3. Loosen the adjusting T-bolt, but do not remove it.
  4. Loosen the pivot bolt, but do not remove it either.
  5. Remove the alternator drive belt.
  6. Remove the adjusting T-bolt, pivot bolt, and mounting bolt, be careful not to loose the spacer.
  7. Remove the alternator.
To install:
  1. Attach the alternator to the support bracket. Tighten all bracket and alternator (except for the wiring nuts) bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  2. Install the B+ terminal nut and wire and tighten to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  3. Install the drive belt onto the alternator pulley. Make certain that the belt is seated correctly on the pulley.
  4. Connect the negative - battery cable.

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the lower mounting bolt but do not remove it.
  3. Loosen the pivot bolt, but do not remove it.
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  1. Loosen the belt adjusting bolt.
  2. Remove the alternator drive belt.
  3. Remove the bracket.
  4. Remove the lower mounting bolt and pivot bolt.
  5. Remove the alternator.
  6. Disconnect the alternator field circuit plug.
  7. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire.
To install:
  1. Attach the alternator and bracket to the engine, then tighten the mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  2. Install the drive belt onto the alternator pulley. Make certain that the belt is seated correctly on the pulley.
  3. Install and tighten the B+ terminal nut and wire to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm) onto the new alternator.
  4. Connect the alternator field circuit plug.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
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HOW HARD IS IT TO REMOVE AN ALTERNATOR


Yes, very easy...here is the steps to do it:

To Remove:
  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Remove air cleaner inlet pipe.
  3. Disconnect alternator electrical connections.
  4. Loosen (but do not remove) pivot bolt and tensioner mounting bolt.
  5. Remove drive belt form alternator pulley.
  6. Remove tensioner mounting bolt and belt tensioner.
  7. Remove pivot bolt, loosen adjusting bracket bolt and rotate bracket up.
  8. Remove alternator.

To Install:

  1. Place alternator on engine.
  2. Install (but do not tighten) pivot bolt.
  3. Rotate bracket down on top of alternator.
  4. Install belt tensioner and install bolt loosely.
  5. Install drive belt on alternator pulley.
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  7. Tighten pivot bolt and bracket bolt to 28-38 ft lb (38-51 Nm).
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

3.3L Engine:
  1. Disconnect the battery negative - cable.
  2. Disconnect the alternator field circuit plug.
  3. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire.
  4. Loosen the adjusting T-bolt, but do not remove it.
  5. Loosen the pivot bolt, but do not remove it either.
  6. Remove the alternator drive belt.
  7. Remove the adjusting T-bolt, pivot bolt, and mounting bolt, be careful not to loose the spacer.
  8. Remove the mounting bolt.
  9. Remove the spacer & washer
  10. Remove alternator.
To install:
  1. Attachthe alternator to the support bracket. Tighten all bracket andalternator (except for the wiring nuts) bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).Install the B+ terminal nut and wire and tighten to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  2. Install the drive belt onto the alternator pulley. Make certain that the belt is seated correctly on the pulley.
  3. Connect the negative - battery cable.
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3.5L Engine:
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the lower mounting bolt but do not remove it.
  3. Loosen the pivot bolt, but do not remove it.
  4. Loosen the belt adjusting bolt.
  5. Remove the alternator drive belt.
  6. Remove the bracket.
  7. Remove the lower mounting bolt and pivot bolt.
  8. Remove the alternator.
  9. Disconnect the alternator field circuit plug.
  10. Remove the B+ terminal nut and wire.
To Install:
  1. Attach the alternator and bracket to the engine, then tighten the mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  2. Install the drive belt onto the alternator pulley. Make certain that the belt is seated correctly on the pulley.
  3. Install and tighten the B+ terminal nut and wire to 75 inch lbs. (9 Nm) onto the new alternator.
  4. Connect the alternator field circuit plug.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
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On the older cars, the alternator was attached by two mounting bolts. The long bolt goes through the alternator and is held on by a hex nut. The short bolt goes through a slotted curved piece into the alternator and is used for adjusting tension on the belt.

Depending on the location of the alternator, it may require you to work from the top of the engine or in some cases from under the car. Determine if any other belt is blocking the alternator belt. If so, this belt will have to be removed first to access the alternator belt.

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Installation is the reverse. You will have to lift the alternator up and outward to tighten the belt prior to tightening the short bolt. Then tighten the long bolt. Check tension by pressing down on the midpoint along the longest span between pulleys. Belt should not deflect more than 1/2 to 3/4 inch. If it does, loosen the two bolts and re-tension (you may need a pry bar for adjustment). Some setups use an idler pulley for adjusting tension.

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