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Changing the belt which antrenate the alternator

Please tell me each step to adjust the tension of the the belt which antrenate the alternator
Because I want to change that belt myself

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  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    i have 1999 dodge caravan and cant get the serpentine back on dont know what pulley to loosen can anybody help???

  • charlieho107 May 11, 2010

    check main pulley is tightly fastened and all the way in, and check corret routing of the serpentine belt.

    at last change tensioner is shoot and sag to out of aligment, only at work can be diagnosed, to though!!

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    You will lose a finger or pop a eye!!!!


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The belt has an automatic tensioner on it. no adjustment required. check condition of all pulleys and accessorie drive systems.also check for proper belt routing.

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Can you please tell me step by step instructions on how to replace the belts on a 97 Geo Prism. Also a diagram. Thanks.


belts, so you mean accessory belts. and not the cam belt.
i bet the cam belt be old, and needs service at 60k miles.

well what engine, ?
the GEO is a Toyota, Corolla in drag.
IS.
and has 4AFE or 7AFE engines. which do you have.?
1.6L or 1.8L??????
1998 they had chain drive cam engine,1.8L
photos work like magic on the internet and mostly never used here, oddly.
so a spoon fed list, and your belt is missing?
tall order, why not just login into mitchells DIY and read.
its all; there, im not spamming them, its just a book.
that you obviously dont have, and should
why work on any car DIY lacking the FSM.

if you want free facts, next time post engine type
im not doing 2 engines, ever.


if you google all cars on topic what do you get.
even youtube
1: remove belt, seems they are gone now.
2: install belt.
3: set tension to spec. if no automatic tensioners there.

each belt has a tension device on each and every belt.
some cars 3 devices if 3 belts.
is this simple?
some the alternator is the setting device.
others P/S, does or is on an other belt.

next time post photo of your engine, so the helpers dont need to guess that.

ill post some FSM book words here.
A/C compressor (always use caution when working near the A/C compressor) belt tension can be adjusted by turning the tension adjusting bolt which is located on the compressor tensioner bracket.

Alternator Belt
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A serpentine belt tension tester

To adjust the tension of the alternator drive belt on all models, loosen the pivot and mounting bolts on the alternator.

Power Steering Pump
Tension on the power steering belt is adjusted by means of an idler pulley (some models may use just a lower adjusting bracket setup-similar to alternator adjustment service procedure). Loosen the lock bolt and turn the adjusting bolt on the idler pulley until the desired tension is felt and then tighten the lock bolt.


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BMW 318i M46 belt tensioning




adjust ur belt by following steps
now that you know where the components are these components are driven by a belt. So when you turn your AC on there’s a belt that’s driving the AC compressor, when you turn the stirring wheel and you have that nice that easy feel of turning the stirring wheel when you’re parallel parking your car that’s the power stirring pump doing its job. Your alternator is keeping the battery charged, the lights on and the engine running. So I want to show you where the belts are, what they look like, how to adjust them and how to tell a bad belt from a good belt. As you can see these are your drive belts, this is the AC drive belt it drives the AC compressor, this is the alternator drive belt it drives the alternator, if you look down here you can see this is where the adjustment is on that AC compressor belt, if you look right here this is the top adjusting bolt for adjusting the alternator either up or down to tighten or loosen the belt. There’s a bolt down here that locks the alternator in place and this bolt is the pivot bolt for the alternator. So if you’re going to let’s say remove your alternator belt you’d have to remove these covers, loosen this bolt, loosen this bolt that’s underneath this cover and adjust this bolt to either lower the alternator or raise the alternator, if you’re belt was too loose you’ll pull up on the alternator, if the belt was too tight you’ll



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I'm trying to change the belts for my 92 tercel but some how cant find the tension pulley. Can anyone please help me. I need to change both belts.


It appears that your car is equipped with multiple v-belts, rather than a serpentine belt so there most likely aren't tensioner pullies. Here is some general info that may help.

Alternator To adjust the tension of the alternator drive belt on older models, loosen the pivot and mounting bolts on the alternator. Using a wooden hammer handle, or a broomstick as a prying device, move the alternator one way or the other until the proper tension is achieved. Do not use a screwdriver or any other metal device such as a pry bar, as a lever. Newer models use a tension adjusting bolt. Loosen the pivot bolt and the locking bolt, then turn the tension adjusting bolt until proper tension is achieved. Tighten the bolts securely, run the engine about minute, stop the engine then recheck the belt tension. Air Conditioning Compressor A/C compressor (always use caution when working near the A/C compressor to avoid damaging the refrigerant lines) belt tension can be adjusted by turning the tension adjusting bolt which is located on the compressor tensioner bracket. Turn the bolt clockwise to tighten the belt and counterclockwise to loosen it. Air Pump To adjust the tension of the air pump drive belt, loosen the adjusting lever bolt and the pivot bolt. Move the pump in or out until the desired tension is reached. NOTE: The tension should be checked between the air pump and the crankshaft pulley on cars without air conditioning. On cars with A/C the tension should be checked between the compressor and the crankshaft pulley. Power Steering Pump Tension on the power steering belt is adjusted by means of an idler pulley (some models may use just a lower adjusting bracket setup, similar to the alternator adjustment service procedure). Loosen the lock bolt and turn the adjusting bolt on the idler pulley until the desired tension is felt, then tighten the lock bolt.

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I want to change two belts (A/C and Alternator) on my 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.5 car. What steps I am suppose to do.


First, feel the tightness of your belts. You will have to tighten the new belts to the proper tightness. If they are too tight, they will wear the bearings prematurely. If they are too loose, they will slip.

Alternator Belt Removal

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

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  1. Loosen the lock nut.
  2. Loosen the adjuster bolt.
  3. Rotate the adjuster bolt counter clockwise to release the tension on the belt.
  4. Remove the belt.
5. Install the new compressor belt

6. Rotate the adjuster bolt clockwise until the belt is tight like it was before you removed it.

7. Tighten the lock bolt.

8. Install the new alternator belt

9. Rotate the adjuster bolt clockwise until the belt is tight like it was before you removed it.

10. Tighten the lock bolt.

11. enjoy life

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Belt routing for 2000 ford escourt


The belt routing is often found on a sticker, under the hood. But, the best I can do is instructions on how to change the belts, step by step:
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1.8L Engines ALTERNATOR AND WATER PUMP BELT
  1. Riase the front of the car and support it with safety stands.
  2. Loosen the alternator adjusting bolt.
  3. If necessary, remove the power steering drive belt .
  4. Loosen the alternator mounting bolt.
  5. Remove the alternator and water pump drive belt. To install:
  6. Install the alternator and water pump drive belt.
  7. Adjust the belt tension.
  8. If removed, install the power steering pump belt.
  9. Tighten the alternator adjusting bolt to 14–19 ft. lbs. (19–25 Nm).
  10. Tighten the alternator mounting bolt to 27–38 ft. lbs. (37–52 Nm).
  11. Lower the vehicle.
POWER STEERING PUMP BELT
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Loosen the power steering pump mounting bolt and nuts.
  3. Remove the drive belt. To install:
  4. Install the belt and adjust the tension.
  5. Tighten the power steering pump mounting nut, located near the adjusting bolt, to 27–38 ft. lbs. (37–52 Nm).
  6. Tighten the pump mounting bolt behind the pulley to 27–40 ft. lbs. (36–54 Nm), and the remaining pump mounting nut to 23–34 ft. lbs. (31–46 Nm).
  7. Lower the vehicle.
1.9L and 2.0L SOHC Engines
  1. Insert a 3?8 in. drive ratchet or a breaker bar in the hole on the automatic tensioner, then pull the tool toward the front of the vehicle.
  2. While releasing the belt tension, remove the drive belt from the tensioner pulley and slip it off the remaining accessory pulleys. Fig. 1: Insert a 3?8 in. drive ratchet or breaker bar into the hole of the automatic tensioner 90981p74.jpg
    Fig. 2: Pull the breaker bar or ratchet toward the front of the vehicle to relieve belt tension 90981p75.jpg
    Fig. 3: Once the tension has been released, remove the belt from the pulleys and the vehicle 90981p76.jpg
    To install:
  3. Position the drive belt over the accessory pulleys.
  4. Insert the 3?8 in. drive ratchet or breaker bar into the hole of the automatic tensioner, then pull the tool toward the front of the vehicle.
  5. While holding the tool in this position, slip the drive belt behind the tensioner pulley and release the tool.
  6. Remove the tool from the automatic tensioner.
  7. Check that all V-grooves make proper contact with the pulley.
2.0L DOHC Engines
  1. Raise the car and safely support it with jackstands.
  2. Use a 13mm wrench to rotate the tensioner clockwise.
  3. Remove the drive belt from the pulleys. To install:
  4. Position the belt on the pulleys.
  5. Use a 13mm wrench to rotate the tensioner clockwise.
  6. Route the belt as shown in the illustration and release the tensioner.
  7. Lower the car.
  8. Run the engine for a few minutes to seat the belt in the pulley grooves.
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How many labor hours will it take to install a new alternator in my jeep grand cherokee?


How to Replace an Alternator (DIY Time: 2.5 hours)
Complexity: Moderate

Parts:
1. Alternator - $151.95

Tools:
1. Combination Wrench Set
2. Screwdriver
3. Multimeter
4. Serpentine Belt Tool
5. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
6. Socket Set

Steps:
Step 1 Open the hood and locate your vehicle’s alternator.
o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.
o Tip: Always make sure the struts on the hood can fully support the weight of the hood so that it does not close on you while working. The use of a hood prop can securely hold it in place.

Step 2 Using your digital multi-meter, check the battery voltage. A dead battery will usually have less than 9 volts. This would not be enough power to start most vehicles.

Step 3 To verify that your alternator is bad, make sure your battery is fully charged and can pass a load test.

Step 4 With the good battery installed, connect your digital multi-meter across the battery terminals with the engine turned off. A good battery should read between 12-13 volts.

Step 5 Start your engine and read the digital multi-meter’s output. The voltage should rise near 13.5-14.5 volts.

Step 6 Using an open end wrench, disconnect the battery’s negative cable.
o Tip: When disconnecting battery cables, be sure to always disconnect the negative cable first and do not allow it to come in contact with the negative terminal post while working on the vehicle.
o Tip: Wrap the battery cable with a shop towel and pull it away from the battery terminal.

Step 7 Disconnect the power and ground wires on the back of the alternator paying close attention to where each wire connects. Disconnect the wiring harness connector.
o Tip: Check for a loose wiring harness connector, cracked wire insulation, and corroded terminals. Replacing the wiring harness may be necessary.

Step 8 Loosen the alternator bracket bolts, and alternator adjusting bolts or alternator belt tensioner so that you can remove the alternator drive belt.

Step 9 Using the proper size socket and ratchet, remove the alternator mounting bolts, spacer (if equipped), adjusting bolt, lower pivot bolt (if equipped), and the alternator.

Step 10 Install new alternator.

Step 11 Using the proper size socket and ratchet, loosely install the alternator mounting bolts, spacer (if equipped), adjusting bolt and lower pivot bolt (if equipped).

Step 12 Install the alternator belt.
o Tip: When installing the alternator belt, make sure the alternator belt is fully seated in the groove of the pulleys.

Step 13 Pull the alternator until the alternator belt is tight.

Step 14 Tighten the alternator mounting bolts while gently moving the alternator unit to achieve proper alternator belt tension.

Step 15 Reinstall the power and ground wires to alternator. Install the wiring harness connector.

Step 16 Push down in the middle of the alternator belt to check belt tension. If the alternator belt moves more than a half an inch, it is too loose, adjust the alternator belt to proper tension before proceeding to next step.

Step 17 Now that the alternator belt has been installed and adjusted, reconnect the negative battery cable. Start the engine and check the battery voltage to verify proper alternator charging.

Step 18 Turn off the engine and recheck the alternator belt tension. Readjust the alternator belt tension if needed.


Good luck (remember comment and rated this).

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My serpentine belt went how do i change the belt do i need a special tool


Identify which belts need to be replaced. If you are replacing the air conditioner belt, you may need to remove the alternator belt because of the way the belts are shared on the crankshaft pulley. As a result, some mechanics recommend replacing both belts together.
  • Step 2 Loosen the lock bolt for the belt you are replacing using owner's documentation. The lock bolt will be near the belt tensioner component.
  • Step 3 Turn the adjustment bolt to change tension on the belt. When the belt is loose enough, slip it off.
  • Step 4 Use your memory or a belt routing diagram to install the new belt on all pulleys.
  • Step 5 Adjust the adjustment bolt to replace tension on the belt. Tighten the lock bolt.
  • Step 6 Make sure the belt is correctly seated on all pulleys and that the ribs fit into grooves on the pulleys.
  • Step 7 Run the engine and check for any flapping or looseness that could indicate incorrect installation.
  • This was copied from the service manual.
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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.
    6. Tighten tensioner bolt to 14-19 ft lb (19-26 Nm).
    7. Tighten pivot bolt and bracket bolt to 28-38 ft lb (38-51 Nm).
    8. Connect alternator electrical connections.
    9. Install air cleaner inlet pipe.
    10. Connect battery negative cable.

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    i actually dont need to put photos there is either a self tensioner or a adjustable alternator all it takes is a hal;f inch drive on the tensioner or on the alternator may very losen it up and just slid the belt of just dont let the tensioner slam it may damage the internals on it

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    Alternator Kia_Sephia_Rio_Spectra_Optima_1998-2006
    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    3. Temporarily loosen the water pump pulley bolts, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
    4. Remove the front air intake inlet pipe bolts, 1.8L engine only.
    5. Remove the top hose from the air intake inlet pipe, 1.8L engine only.
    6. Remove the air intake inlet pipe clamp and the pipe, 1.8L engine only.
    7. Remove the power steering pump, 2.0L engine only.
    8. Remove the power steering pump bracket, 2.0L engine only.
    9. Remove the alternator B terminal cover cap.
    10. Disconnect the alternator electrical connections.
    11. Loosen, but do not remove the alternator pivot bolt and the tensioner mounting bolt.
    12. Remove the drive belt(s); relieve tension on the belt by rotating the adjustment bolt.
    13. Remove the water pump pulley, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
    14. Remove the power steering pump, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
    15. Remove the power steering pump bracket, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
    16. Remove the alternator tensioner mounting bolt and the belt tensioner.
    17. Remove the alternator pivot bolt.
    18. Loosen the bolt at the base of the adjusting bracket and rotate the bracket up.
    19. Remove the alternator. 0900c15280028419.jpgAlternator mounting—1.5L and 1.6L (VIN 5) engine shown 0900c1528002841a.jpgAlternator mounting—2.0L and 1.6L (VIN 3) engines shown 0900c1528002841b.jpgAlternator mounting—2.4L and 2.7L engine
    To install:
    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    2. Install the alternator.
    3. Install the alternator pivot bolt and hand-tighten at this time.
    4. Rotate the adjusting bracket into position, place the belt tensioner into position. Hand-tighten the mounting bolt.
    5. Install the drive belt.
    6. Adjust the belt tension by rotating the adjustment bolt.
    7. The belt deflection for 1.5L, 1.6L (VIN 5), 2.4L and 2.7L engines, is as follows:
      1. New belt: 0.22-0.28 in. (5.5-7mm).
      2. Used belt: 0.24-0.28 in. (6-7mm).
    8. The belt deflection for 1.6L (VIN 3) engine is as follows :
      1. New belt: 0.13-0.15 in. (3.3-3.7mm).
      2. Used belt: 0.17-0.19 in. (4.2-4.7mm).
    9. The belt deflection for the 2.0L engine, is as follows:
      1. New belt: 0.22-0.31 in. (5.5-8mm).
      2. Used belt: 0.33-0.45 in. (8.5-11.5mm).
    10. The belt deflection for the 1.8L engine, is as follows:
      1. New belt: 0.23-0.31 in. (6-8mm).
      2. Used belt: 0.28-0.35 in. (7-9mm).
    11. Tighten the tensioner bolt to 14-19 ft. lbs. (19-26 Nm) and the pivot bolt to 28-38 ft. lbs. (38-51 Nm).
    12. Connect the alternator electrical connections.
    13. Install the alternator B terminal cover cap.
    14. Install the power steering pump and adjust the power steering belt tension, 2.0L and 1.6L (VIN 3) engines only.
    15. Install the water pump pulley, 2006 1.6L engine only.
    16. Install the air intake inlet pipe and fasten the clamp, 1.8L engine only.
    17. Install the top hose to the air intake inlet pipe, 1.8L engine only.
    18. Install the front air intake inlet pipe bolts, 1.8L engine only.
    19. Connect the negative battery cable.
     

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