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Power steering belt needs to be replaced and tightened, how do i do it?

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The belt is changed by loosening the power steering pump at the adjustment bolt and also the pivot bolt: The following instructions tell you how to remove the whole power steering pump, but you just have to adjust the tension with it.

A long pry bar might help to tighten the tension until there is like 1/2" to 3/4" deflection in the middle of the belt between two pulleys, and when running there doesn't appear to be a lot of play in the appearance of the belt while the pulleys are rotating, and that when the steering wheel is turned, you don't hear any squealing indicating a slipping of the drive belt.

Good luck on this repair:


Power Steering Pump REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

  1. Remove the hoses at the pump and tape the openings shut to prevent leakage.
  2. Remove the pump drive belt.
  3. Remove the retaining bolts, any braces and the pump.
  4. If a new pump is being installed, and the pulley is being transferred, a puller is necessary to remove the pulley. To install:
  5. Torque hose fittings to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm). Fill the reservoir with approved power steering fluid and turn the pump backward (counterclockwise as viewed from in front) until bubbles no longer appear in the reservoir.
  6. Any time the pump is removed, air must be bled from the system upon reinstallation. Bleed the system as described in the next procedure. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the power steering pump assembly power steering belt needs to - 85848076.gif
    Fig. 2: A common power steering pump location 85848077.jpg next.gif

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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

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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.

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  1. Loosen the tension pulley and remove the belt.
  2. The installation is the reverse of the removal.

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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
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  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.

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  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.

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  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.
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  6. Connect the negative battery cable.

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  2. Loosen the lockbolt on the face of the A/C tensioner pulley.
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  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.

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  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).

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Section 11-02A: Steering Pump, Power, C-II 1996 Aerostar, Ranger and Explorer Vehicles Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Pump and Pulley SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED Description Tool Number Steering Pump Pulley Remover T69L-10300-B Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T65P-3A733-C
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1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Release the accessory drive belt tensioner (3).
3. Remove the drive belt (5) from the engine.
4. Remove the power steering gear from the vehicle.
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Removal
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  1. Using a 15mm socket or wrench on bolt attaching drive belt tensioner pulley. Rotate drive belt tensioner (6B209) clockwise to remove drive belt from pulleys.

    3.8L Engine

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Item Part Number Description 1 10300 Generator 2 3A674 Power Steering Pump 3 19703 A/C Compressor 4 6B217 Drive Belt Tensioner Pulley 5 6312 Crankshaft Pulley 6 8501 Water Pump 7 6B209 Drive Belt Tensioner 8 8620 Drive Belt
Installation
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Pulley, Power Steering Pump CII
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Removal
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  1. Install Steering Pump Pulley Remover T69L-10300-B on the power steering pump pulley (3A733) , and place the tool and power steering pump in a vise by gripping the small hex-head of the tool.
  1. Hold the power steering pump , and rotate the tool nut counterclockwise to remove the power steering pump pulley . Do not apply in and out pressure on the power steering pump shaft. Pressure will damage the internal thrust areas.

Installation
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  1. Place the power steering pump pulley on the power steering pump shaft, and install Steering Pump Pulley Replacer T65P-3A733-C. The small diameter threads on the tool should be fully engaged in the power steering pump shaft.
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  1. Remove the tool.
  1. Fill the power steering oil reservoir to the COLD FILL line.
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Steering Pump, Power Removal
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301) .
  1. Remove accessory drive belt (8620) .
  1. Raise vehicle on hoist. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  1. Remove right front wheel (1007) and tire assembly.
  1. Remove power steering pump pulley (3A733) .
  1. Position drain pan. Remove power steering pressure hose (3A719) and power steering return hose (3A713) from power steering pump (3A674) .
  1. Remove four power steering pump retaining bolts (three in front, one in rear) and remove power steering pump .
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  1. Install power steering pressure hose and power steering return hose to power steering pump . Remove drain pan.
  1. Press on power steering pump pulley as outlined in this section.
  1. Install right front wheel and tire assembly. Tighten lug nuts (1012) to 115-142 Nm (85-105 lb-ft).
  1. Lower vehicle.
  1. Install drive belt to power steering pump pulley .
  1. Connect battery ground cable .
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