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Changing the alternator belt

My alternator belt broke and I need help in how to change it, please help me.

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  • chrisforkris Nov 28, 2008

    i was looking on the diagram on the top of the hood and got somewhat confused. i was wondering if i could get a better diagram than the one they gave

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DAWN, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, YOU WANT TO DO THIS YOURSELF? GREAT! CAN DO! OK, FIRST YOU NEED TO LOOK AT THE FRONT OF THE ENGINE AND SEE WHERE THIS BELT GOES AND IF THERE ARE ANY BELTS AFTER IT,OR THAT IS ,IN FRONT OF THIS BELT. THESE WILL HAVE TO BE REMOVED BEFORE THE NEW BELT CAN GO ON. TO GET THE NEW ALTERNATOR BELT ON YOU WILL NEED TO LOOSEN THE ALTERNATOR. YOU WILL SEE AN ADJUSTMENT ARM THAT WILL NEED TO BE LOOSENED, THEN THE RETAINING BOLTS ON THE ALTERNATOR. YOU DON'T HAVE TO REMOVE THEM, JUST LOOSEN THEM SO THE ALT. WILL MOVE. ANY OTHER BELTS THAT HAVE TO BE MOVED , JUST DO THE SAME. DAWN, MOST IMPORTANT, THE INTERNET HAS REPAIR MANUALS ONLINE THAT YOU CAN SEE THIS PROCEEDURE AND DODGE WITH HAVE SHOP MANUALS ALSO YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO VIEW ONLINE AFTER ENTERING THE JOB LISTING NEEDING TO BE DONE. ALSO, AND THIS IS A BIG ONE, THE PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS SHOP MANUALS THAT YOU WILL FIND YOUR CAR AND THE BELT CHANGING JOB. YOU CAN THEN PHOTOCOPY THE PAGES YOU NEED TO DO THE JOB! GO FOR IT GIRL! YOU CAN DO IT! IF YOU DON'T HAVE ALL THE TOOLS! NO SWEAT! MOST PARTS STORES RENT TOOLS FOR THE JOB, SO YOU'RE COVERED THERE! JUST REMEMBER THAT ONCE THE BELT IS ON, YOU HAVE TO REVERSE THE ORDER AND RETIGHTEN EVERYTHING AND MAKE SURE NOTHING IS LOOSE! WHEN YOU PRESS DOWN ON THE NEW BELT IT SHOULDN'T DEFLECT MORE THAN 1/2 INCH! OK? TAKE YOUR TIME AND YOU CAN DO IT! IT WOULD HELP TO HAVE ANOTHER GIRL THERE TO HAND YOU STUFF AND FIND PARTS THAT DROP UNDER THE CAR ETC. YOU #2 IS CALLED " THE GOPHER " GO FER THIS AND GO FER THAT " JUST KIDDING, BUT IT'S A LOT LESS SCARY WITH TWO. ALSO, IF YOU LOOK FOR REPAIR MANUALS LOOK FOR " CHILTONS " OR " HAYNES " THOSE ARE THE BEST AND ARE ACTUALLY WRITTEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD, WHICH ALWAYS HELPS! IF YOU NEED MORE HELP,REPLY TO ARCLIGHT1217. I CHECK MY EMAIL 5-6 TIMES A DAY. GOOD LUCK!

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