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My mazda protege keeps breaking alternator belts. I've put on serval alternator belts, a new water pump pulley, and 3 alternators and my is still breaking belts


Replace belt tensioner, any other pullys, I worked on ? vehicle where the pully would spin but would stop every so often.

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ALTERNATOR BELT SNAPPED OFF


the alternator is spun by the serpentine belt which also spins the steering pump and the A/C compressor. you need to buy a new belt and install it. the belts have different lengths depending on how the engine is configured. take your old belt to a parts store so they can measure it and sell you the proper belt. in order to put the new belt on you are going to have to pull off the service panel behind the right front wheel. so you are going to have to jack it up, put it on a stand and take off the right front wheel. it is nearly impossible to get the belt under the lower pulley without doing it through that service panel. when the belt is properly on all pulleys, except the tensioner, someone is going to have to pull and keep the tensioner back so the belt can be put into its proper position. there should be a small stick figure decal under the hood showing the tensioner and moving of it.

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Have a rebuilt 6.2 chev diesel. broke alternator belt. got new belt and put it on lower pulley, fan pulley and alternator. it keeps throwing the belt when revving the engine up. tried ac pulley, fan pulley...


It sounds like the alternator is not properly lined up. You had the belt on right the first time. Put it back on and before you start the truck check the alignment on the belt. From the side of the truck look down thw belt to the fan pulley and see if you notice a slight bend, or use a straight edge to do the same thing. Also sight down the belt to the crank for the same thing. Yoiu may have to shim out the alternator brackets to get the belt in line with the other pulleys. Hope this helps.

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Where is the tension pully on a 1993 ford taurus 3.0 motor


there is no spring tensioner on some of the 3.0 engines. See instructions below. I will paste a pic on the version that DOES have a tensioner at the bottom of this post.

3.0L Engine-Except SHO
ALTERNATOR BELT WITHOUT AUTOMATIC TENSIONER

  1. Loosen the adjusting arm and pivot bolts.
  2. Turn the alternator belt adjusting screw counterclockwise until the old belt can be removed.
  3. Remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the new belt over the pulleys. Check that all the V-grooves make proper contact with the pulleys.
  2. Adjust the belt tension, then tighten the adjusting arm and pivot bolts.

3.0L SHO Engine
ALTERNATOR BELT
See Figure 2
  1. Loosen the nut in the center of the idler pulley.
  2. Loosen the idler adjusting screw until the old belt can be removed, then remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the new belt over the pulleys in proper contact with the pulleys.
  2. Adjust the new belt to specifications as follows: Turn the idler pulley nut to the right to tighten the belt to a specification of 220-265 lbs. (980-1180 N). Torque the idler pulley nut to 25-37 ft. lbs. (34-50 Nm).

POWER STEERING AND AIR CONDITIONING BELT
See Figure 2
  1. Remove the alternator belt.
  2. Loosen the nut on the tensioner pulley.
  3. Turn the belt adjusting screw on the tensioner counterclockwise until the belt can be removed, then remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Position the new belt over the proper pulleys, making sure the V-grooves are properly seated.
  2. Install the alternator belt.
  3. Adjust the power steering and air conditioning belt to a specification of 154-198 lbs. (690-980 N) with a belt tension gauge.
  4. Adjust the alternator belt.
3.0L Engine (Except SHO) and 3.8L Engine
VEHICLES THROUGH 1993 WITH AUTOMATIC TENSIONER

See Figures 4 and 5
  1. Insert a 1 / 2 in. breaker bar into the square hole in the tensioner.

On the 3.8L engine, the tensioner has a1/2in. square hole cast into the rear of the tension arm directly behind the pulley. On the 3.0L engine, the1/2in. square hole is cast into the spring housing on the front of the tensioner.
  1. Rotate the tensioner clockwise and remove the belt.

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Fig. Fig. 5: 3.8L belt schematic-1993 shown


To install:

  1. Install the drive belt over all the pulleys, except for the alternator pulley on the 3.0L engine for vehicles through 1992, or the idler pulley for 1993 3.0L vehicles.
  2. Rotate tensioner counterclockwise and install the belt over the alternator pulley. Make sure that all the V-grooves make proper contact with the pulleys.
  3. On the 3.0L engine, install the alternator belt for vehicles through 1992.
  4. For 1993 3.0L vehicles, install the drive belt over the idler pulley.

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98 dodge caravan alternator how to change


remove the negative battery cable from the battery. loosen the serpentine belt by using an open-end box wrench and pull the tension pulley back (it's spring loaded, so be careful) by the bolt, remove the belt from the alternator and the tension pulley, then slowly let the tension pulley loose. remove the nuts holding the wires on to the alternator. remove the bolts from the alternator mount, and remove the alternator. put the new one on and hand tighten all of the bolts. then tighten them down with a wrench. put the belt back on the alternator pulley and make sure it's on all of the other pulleys and wheels except the tension. use the wrench again and pull the pulley towards you with your right hand and put the belt under the pulley with your left, and let the pulley go back. reconnect the wires to the alternator and then the battery. **warning** make sure that the battery is fully charged before you start the car with the new alternator, or you'll cause "alternator death" and void your warranty.

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My 97 miata has been having terrible squeaking noises coming from alternator belt area. put new belt on and still squealed then snapped off!!! Put another new one on less tight and the pulley for the...


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1996 Grand AM 3.1L serpentine belt replacement


Try this procedure.
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To replace a worn belt, locate the idler or generator pulley.

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Loosen the hold-down fastener for the idler or generator pulley.

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Pry the idler or generator pulley inward to release the belt tension and remove the belt.

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Match the old belt up for size with the new replacement belt.

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Observe the belt routing diagram in the engine compartment.

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Install the new belt over each of the drive pulleys. Often the manufacturer recommends a sequence for feeding the belt around the pulleys.

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Art courtesy of Delmar - Thomson Learning.
Pry out the idler or generator pulley to put tension on the belt.
Pry out the idler or generator pulley to put tension on the belt.

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Install the belt squarely in the grooves of each pulley.

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Before adjusting belt tension, check for proper pulley alignment. This is especially critical with serpentine belts. Measure the belt deflection in its longest span. If a belt tension gauge is available, use it and compare the tension to specifications.
If a belt is too tight, wear to bearings for the water pump, alternator, and engine crankshaft can result.
Some late-model Chrysler engines require a torque reading to be taken when tension is applied to the generator drive belt. This is especially important on the longer, multiribbed V-belts.

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Pry the idler or generator pulley to adjust the belt to specifications.

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Tighten the idler or generator pulley fastener.

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Start the engine and check the belt for proper operation.

Any more questions please ask. Good luck.

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I can't take off or put on a new serpentine belt on 91 yj


you need to loosen the alternator bolts then turn the bolt under the alternator to relieve tension on the belt

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Serpentine belt installation


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2 Loosen the hold-down fastener for the idler or generator pulley.
3 Pry the idler or generator pulley inward to release the belt tension and remove the belt.
4 Match the old belt up for size with the new replacement belt.
5 Observe the belt routing diagram in the engine compartment.
6 Install the new belt over each of the drive pulleys. Often the manufacturer recommends a sequence for feeding the belt around the pulleys.
7 Pry out the idler or generator pulley to put tension on the belt.
8 Pry out the idler or generator pulley to put tension on the belt.
9 Install the belt squarely in the grooves of each pulley.
10 Before adjusting belt tension, check for proper pulley alignment. This is especially critical with serpentine belts. Measure the belt deflection in its longest span. If a belt tension gauge is available, use it and compare the tension to specifications.
”If a belt is too tight, wear to bearings for the water pump, alternator, and engine crankshaft can result.”
11 Pry the idler or generator pulley to adjust the belt to specifications.
12 Tighten the idler or generator pulley fastener.
13 Start the engine and check the belt for proper operation.

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