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Loosen tension on serpent belt

Trying to loosen the tension on serpentine belt so i can remove the power steering pump. every time i turn the bolt it seems to get loose for a second then it gets tighter. do not notice any difference in the tension on the belt itself

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  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    If it is the original bolt, it is a left-hand thread. So turn it clockwise to loosen. Also note that there was a problem with many of these bolts getting bent so if yours is bent it could be why it seems to loosen momentarily whichever way you turn it.

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Hi rdt,
The tensioner is on a spring arm, no need to take it off.

  • Get a 14mm or 9/16" socket and a long handled ratchet or breaker bar.
  • Get the belt around all the pulleys except the A/C compressor or Alternator.
  • The tensioner pulley is near the Alternator toward the center of the engine. It's on a spring loaded arm. Get your socket on the center nut of this pulley.
  • Slowly pull the ratchet toward the center of the engine. The pulley will pivot on the arm allowing you to get the belt on the final pulley.
  • Slowly release the tension.
  • You're done
Mike

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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.


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Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-Mitsubishi 1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.4L engines
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Fig. Loosen the adjuster lock bolt . . .


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Fig. . . . then remove the alternator belt from the engine

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  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.
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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.

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  2. Rotate the pump until the proper tension is reached.
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  4. Tighten the fixed bolt on the rear of the bracket.
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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.


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  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. 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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Fig. Fig. 6: Unfasten the retaining bolts...


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Fig. Fig. 7: ... then remove the serpentine belt guard


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Fig. Fig. 8: ...


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Fig. Fig. 9: ... then remove the serpentine belt

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Fig. Fig. 10: Serpentine drive belt routing-2.2L engine


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Fig. Fig. 12: Serpentine belt routing-2.5L engine with and without A/C


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Fig. Fig. 14: in. breaker bar to rotate the tensioner


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prev.gif next.gif Timing Belt Removal & Installation SOHC To Remove:
  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Remove fresh air duct.
  3. Drain engine coolant into an appropriate container and retighten radiator drain plug.
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NOTE: Timing belt pulley timing mark and timing mark must be aligned.
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NOTE: The arrow at "2" on camshaft pulley must be aligned with timing mark on front housing.
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  19. Adjust alternator belt tension and tighten alternator mounting bolts.
  20. Install upper radiator hose.
  21. Install fresh air duct.
  22. Connect battery negative cable.
  23. Refill/bleed cooling system.
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  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Remove fresh air duct.
  3. Remove 5 cooling fan shroud bolts and 4 thermo-modulated fan nuts.
  4. Remove 4 thermo-modulated fan shroud fasteners.
  5. Remove generator drive belt.
  6. Remove fan pulley (located above crankshaft pulley).
  7. Remove 4 bolts and splash shield (located under front of vehicle).
  8. Remove A/C drive belt and power steering drive belt. Timing Belt Removal kia-03-20-7097.gif

  9. Remove 5 bolts and upper timing belt cover.
  10. Remove 2 bolts and lower timing belt cover.
  11. Loosen tensioner lock bolt and pivot tensioner pulley outboard.
  12. Retighten tensioner lock bolt. NOTE: Mark timing belt for rotation if it is being reused.
  13. Remove timing belt.
To Install:
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  1. Align marks on timing belt pulley and pump body. Camshaft pulley alignment marks 79245g28.gif

  2. Align marks on camshaft pulleys with alignment marks on seal plate.
  3. Install timing belt. NOTE: No looseness should exist on the tension side and at the camshaft pulleys.
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  8. Install lower timing belt cover.
  9. Install upper timing belt cover.
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  13. Install A/C drive belt and adjust belt tension.
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