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I cannot get any tension on my drive belt from the alternator,it has a tension screw but when i turn the screw it will not tighten the belts. can you please help. alfred

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Screw has outher and innor for tension turn the inner nut first and tighten the outher to lock belt

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How to replace the power steering belt on a 4g13



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

1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.4L Engines


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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.

A/C COMPRESSOR BELT
  1. Loosen the tension pulley and remove the belt.
  2. The installation is the reverse of the removal.

3.0L DOHC, 3.0L SOHC Galant, and 3.5L Engines


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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
ALTERNATOR AND A/C COMPRESSOR

  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.

To install:
  1. Install the belt on the crankshaft and alternator pulleys.
  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.

To install:
  1. Install the power steering pump drive belt.
  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.
  5. Install the undercover and lower the vehicle.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.

3.0L SOHC Diamante
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the lockbolt on the face of the A/C tensioner pulley.
  3. Turn the adjusting bolt of the A/C tensioner pulley to loosen the tension of the A/C belt.
  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.

To install:
  1. Install the power steering/alternator belt first and then the A/C compressor drive belt.
  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).

Mar 21, 2013 | 1996 Mitsubishi Mirage

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How to remove belts from 1994 dodge caravan 2.5 liter


Drive Belts

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INSPECTION

See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Check the condition and tension of all drive belts every 12,000 miles, or at least once a year. Loose drive belts can lead to poor engine cooling and diminished alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning compressor, or emission air pump output. A belt that is too tight places a strain on the bearings in the driven component.


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Fig. Fig. 1: There are typically 3 types of accessory drive belts found on vehicles today


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Fig. Fig. 2: An example of a healthy drive belt


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Fig. Fig. 3: Deep cracks in this belt will cause flex, building up heat that will eventually lead to belt failure


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Fig. Fig. 4: The cover of this belt is worn, exposing the critical reinforcing cords to excessive wear


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Fig. Fig. 5: Installing too wide a belt can result in serious belt wear and/or breakage
Replace any drive belt that is glazed, worn, cracked, or stretched to the point where correct adjustment tension is impossible. If two belts are used to drive a component, always replace both belts when replacement is necessary. After installing a new belt, run the engine for ten minutes, shut OFF the engine and recheck the belt tension. Readjust if necessary.


ADJUSTMENT

See Figures 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10


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Fig. Fig. 6: Engine belt tension chart-2.2L engines


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Fig. Fig. 7: Engine belt tension chart-1987-89 2.5L engines


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Fig. Fig. 8: Engine belt tension chart-2.6L engines


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Fig. Fig. 9: Engine belt tension chart-1990-93 models


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Fig. Fig. 10: Engine belt tension chart-1994-95 models
Two popular methods of checking drive belt adjustment are; the Belt Tension Gauge Method and the Belt Deflection Method. The former requires a special gauge and the latter requires a straight edge and scale or just a good eye for measurement. The deflection method will be used in the following belt replacement instructions. A rule of thumb for checking belt tension by the deflection method is to determine the midpoint between two pulleys of the drive belt and press down at that point with moderate thumb pressure. The belt should deflect to the measurement indicated in the following installation procedures. Adjustment is necessary if the belt is either too loose or too tight.

WARNING A belt adjustment which is either too loose or too tight will eventually damage the accessory that belt is driving. A too loose adjustment allows free-play in the belt which could transfer a whipping motion or shock to the accessory drive pulley. Similarly, a belt which is too tight will preload the accessory bearings, leading to early failure.


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

See Figure 11
Raise the front of the vehicle, support on jackstands and remove the lower splash shield if access is hampered due to space limitations when changing drive belts.


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Fig. Fig. 11: Support the vehicle, then remove the lower right side splash shield for access to the drive belts
2.2L Engines
A/C COMPRESSOR DRIVE BELT
See Figures 12, 13 and 14


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Fig. Fig. 12: A/C compressor drive belt adjusting points-2.2L engines


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Fig. Fig. 13: Loosening the locking screws for A/C compressor drive belt removal


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Fig. Fig. 14: Removing the A/C compressor drive belt from under the vehicle

  1. Loosen the idler pulley bracket pivot screw and the locking screw.
  2. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  3. Using a breaker bar and socket apply torque to the welded nut provided on the mounted bracket to obtain proper tension.
  4. Tighten the locking screw first, followed by pivot screw. Tighten to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).

ALTERNATOR DRIVE BELT (CHRYSLER TYPE)
See Figures 15 and 16


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Fig. Fig. 15: Alternator belt adjustment-2.2L engine


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Fig. Fig. 16: Loosening the locking screw for alternator drive belt removal
If removal of the alternator belt is required, the A/C belt must first be removed.

  1. Loosen the pivot nut, locking screw, and the adjusting screw.
  2. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  3. Adjust to specification by tightening the adjusting screw.
  4. Tighten the locking screw to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
  5. Tighten the pivot nut to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).

ALTERNATOR DRIVE BELT (BOSCH TYPE)
If removal of the alternator belt is required, the A/C belt must first be removed.
  1. Loosen the pivot nut, locking nut, and adjusting screw.
  2. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  3. Adjust to specification by tightening the adjusting screw.
  4. Tighten the locking nut to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
  5. Tighten the pivot nut to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).

POWER STEERING BELT
If removal of the power steering belt is required, the A/C and alternator belts must first be removed.
  1. Loosen the locking screw, and pivot screw.
  2. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  3. Install a 1 / 2 in. breaker bar into the pump bracket slot, apply pressure with the breaker bar and adjust the belt to specification.
  4. Tighten the locking screw first, then the pivot screw. Tighten to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).

AIR PUMP DRIVE BELT
See Figure 17


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Fig. Fig. 17: Air pump belt adjustment-2.2L engines
When servicing the air pump, use the square holes provided in the pulley to prevent camshaft rotation.

  1. Remove the nuts and bolts retaining the drive pulley cover.
  2. Remove the locking bolt and pivot bolt from the pump bracket, then remove the pump.
  3. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  4. Position the pump, then install the locking bolt and pivot bolt finger-tight.
  5. Install a 1 / 2 in. breaker bar into the bracket assembly (block the drive pulley to prevent camshaft rotation), and adjust the belt to specification.
  6. Tighten locking bolt and pivot bolt to 25 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).

2.5L Engines
AIR CONDITIONING COMPRESSOR
See Figure 18


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Fig. Fig. 18: Drive belt adjustment points-2.5L engines

  1. Loosen the idler bracket pivot screw and the locking screws to replace, or adjust belt.
  2. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  3. Adjust the belt to specification by applying torque to weld nut on the idler bracket.
  4. Tighten locking screw first, followed by the pivot screw. Tighten to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).

ALTERNATOR BELT
See Figure 18
If replacement of the alternator belt is required, the A/C drive belt must first be removed.
  1. Loosen the pivot nut, locking nut, and adjusting screw.
  2. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  3. Adjust the belt to specification by tightening the adjusting screw.
  4. Tighten the locking nut to 25 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
  5. Tighten the pivot nut to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).

POWER STEERING PUMP
See Figure 18
If replacement of the power steering belt is required, the A/C and alternator belts must first be remove.
  1. Loosen the locking screw and pivot screw to replace, or adjust the belt.
  2. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  3. Using a 1 / 2 in. breaker bar positioned in adjusting bracket slot, adjust the belt to specification.
  4. Tighten the locking screw followed by the pivot screw. Tighten to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).

2.6L Engines
ALTERNATOR/AIR CONDITIONING COMPRESSOR BELT
See Figure 19


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Fig. Fig. 19: Drive belt adjustment points-2.6L engines

  1. Loosen the locking screw, jam nut, and pivot nut.
  2. Loosen the adjusting screw.
  3. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  4. Adjust the belt to specification by tightening the adjusting screw.
  5. Tighten the locking screw followed by the pivot nut. Tighten to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
  6. Tighten the jam nut to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).

POWER STEERING PUMP BELT
See Figure 19
If replacement of the power steering belt is required, the alternator and A/C belt must first be remove.
  1. Loosen the pivot screw, and the locking screw.
  2. Remove the timing pickup.
  3. Remove the belt and install a replacement.
  4. Install a 1 / 2 in. breaker bar in the adjusting bracket slot, torque to specification.
  5. Tighten the locking screw, followed by the pivot screw. Tighten to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
  6. Install the timing pick-up, and tighten to 160 inch lbs. (18 Nm).

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Remove the alternator/power steering pump and water pump drive belt to gain access to the air conditioning drive belt.
To remove and install the air conditioning compressor drive belt, first loosen the tensioner pulley lock nut, then turn the adjusting screw to raise or lower the tensioner pulley assembly Accessory Drive - 3.3L Engine or Accessory Drive - 3.5L Engine To adjust the air conditioning drive belt, loosen the tensioner pulley nut and adjust belt tension by tightening adjusting screw. Torque pulley nut to 54 N•m (40 ft. lbs.) after adjustment.
The Poly-V generator/power steering belt has an adjustable tensioner pulley located on the timing belt cover Accessory Drive - 3.5L Engine to maintain proper belt tension. To remove or install this belt, Release tension by loosening the tensioner pulley nut and adjustment bolt Accessory Drive - 3.5L Engine Reverse procedure to install and tighten belt to specified tension.

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I am trying to hange the serpentine belt on my 09 lancer rallyart and it keeps slipping off


Locate the two belts on the left side (passenger side) of your Mitsubishi Lancer. The outer belt is a serpentine belt, operating four pulleys and the inner belt is your alternator belt.

  • 2 Follow the serpentine (outer) belt to the three pulleys lined up vertically near the front of the engine compartment. Locate the middle pulley, which is the tension pulley for the belt.
  • 3 Loosen the bolt on the middle pulley with a socket wrench by turning counter-clockwise. Do not remove the bolt, just turn it a couple of times. Loosen the tensioner bolt on the side of the of the pulley, facing the front of the vehicle.
  • 4 Remove the serpentine belt and then loosen the bolt on the alternator. With the alternator loose, move it forward so that the alternator belt loosens up and then remove belt from the pulleys.
  • 5 Install the new alternator belt by placing it over both inside pulleys. Tighten the tension on the alternator belt by moving the alternator back and keeping tension on it by holding it back with a long screwdriver. While the alternator belt is tight, use a socket wrench to tighten up the bolt on the alternator.
  • 6 Place the serpentine belt back on the pulleys and then use a socket wrench on the bolt on the front of the tension pulley. Once the serpentine belt is tight, tighten up the bolt in the middle of the tension pulley.
  • 7 Start the Mitsubishi Lancer's engine to test the alternator belt and make sure it is working properly. Once you have verified it is working, turn the engine off.
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    ALTERNATOR/WATER PUMP DRIVE BELT(courtesy of autozone)

    On most of the 1981-88 model year engines covered in this information, the alternator/water pump drive belt is tensioned by a screw type tensioner, which makes precise tension adjustment easy.

    1. On 1981-87 models, loosen the locknut, located on the locking screw or lockbolt-located in a slotted portion of the outboard alternator mounting bracket.
    2. On 1988 models, loosen the T-bolt, located in the center of the disc shaped portion of the outboard alternator bracket.
    3. Tighten or loosen the drive belt tensioning bolt. This bolt is tightened to increase belt tension and loosened to decrease it.
    4. When the belt tension is correct, tighten the lockbolt.

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    Belt routing


    V-BELT ADJUSTMENT CAUTION
    On models equipped with an electric cooling fan, disconnect the negative battery cable or fan motor wiring harness connector before replacing or adjusting drive belts. The fan may come on, under certain circumstances, even though the ignition is OFF. Alternator Drive Belt
    1. Position a ruler perpendicular to the drive belt at its longest run. Test the tightness of the belt by pressing it firmly with your thumb. The deflection should not exceed 1?4 in. (6mm).
    2. If the deflection exceeds 1?4 in. (6mm), loosen the alternator mounting and adjusting arm bolts.
    3. On 1968-72 V8 and 6 cylinder models, use a prytool to move the alternator toward or away from the engine until the proper tension is reached. NOTE: Apply tension to the front of the alternator only. Positioning the prytool against the rear end housing will damage the alternator.
    4. On 1973 and later V8 models, place a 1 in. (25.4mm) open-end or equivalent wrench on the adjusting arm bolt and pull on the wrench until the proper tension is achieved.
    5. Holding the alternator in place, tighten the adjusting arm bolt. Inspect the belt tension. When the belt is properly tensioned, tighten the alternator mounting bolt. Fig. 1: Alternator belt adjustment 86651054.gif
    Power Steering Drive Belt ALL 6-CYLINDER AND 1971-72 V8 MODELS
    1. Holding a ruler perpendicular to the drive belt at its longest run, test the tightness of the belt by pressing it firmly with your thumb. The deflection should not exceed 1?4 in. (6mm).
    2. To adjust the belt tension, loosen the adjusting and mounting bolts on the front face of the steering pump cover plate (hub side).
    3. Using a prytool on the pump hub, move the power steering pump toward or away from the engine until the proper tension is reached. Do not pry against the reservoir as it is relatively soft and easily deformed.
    4. Hold the pump in place, tighten the adjusting arm bolt and then inspect the belt tension. When the belt is properly tensioned tighten the mounting bolts.
    1973 AND LATER V8 MODELS
    1. Position a ruler perpendicular to the drive belt at its longest run. Test the tightness of the belt by pressing it firmly with your thumb. The deflection should be about 1?4 in. (6mm).
    2. To adjust the belt tension, loosen the three bolts in the three elongated adjusting slots at the power steering pump attaching bracket.
    3. Turn the steering pump drive belt adjusting nut as required until the proper deflection is obtained. Turning the adjusting nut clockwise will increase tension and decrease deflection; counterclockwise will decrease tension and increase deflection.
    4. Without disturbing the pump, tighten the three attaching bolts. Fig. 2: Power steering belt adjustment (slider type) 86651055.gif
    Air Conditioning Compressor Drive Belt
    1. Position a ruler perpendicular to the drive belt at its longest run. Test the tightness of the belt by pressing it firmly with your thumb. The deflection should not exceed 1?4 in. (6mm).
    2. If the engine is equipped with an idler pulley, loosen the idler pulley adjusting boot, insert a prytool between the pulley and the engine (or in the idler pulley adjusting slot), and adjust the tension accordingly. If the engine is not equipped with an idler pulley, the alternator must be moved to adjust, as outlined under Alternator Drive Belt.
    3. When the proper tension is reached, tighten the idler pulley adjusting bolt (if so equipped) or the alternator adjusting and mounting bolts. Fig. 3: Air conditioning belt adjustment 86651056.gif
    Thermactor® Air Pump Drive Belt
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    2. To adjust the belt tension, loosen the adjusting arm bolt slightly. If necessary, also loosen the mounting belt slightly.
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      Do not pry against the pump housing itself, as damage to the housing may result.
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    I have a broken belt that goes on the same pulley that another belt is already on. What all do I have to remove to be able to put the belt on. I guess the belt that needs put on is for the heat & air...


    A/C Compressor Belt
    1. Remove the alternator/power steering and water pump drive belt to gain access to the air conditioning belt.

    2. Loosen the tensioner pulley locknut, then turn the adjusting screw to raise or lower the tensioner pulley assembly. Remove the belt.

    To install:

    1. Install the belt.

    2. To adjust the belt, loosen the tensioner pulley nut and adjust the belt tension by tightening the adjusting screw. Tighten the pulley nut to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm) after adjustment.

    3. Install the alternator/power steering and water pump drive belt and adjust.

    4. Start the engine and check for proper belt alignment and any abnormal noise.

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    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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    ADJUSTMENT 1.8L Engines ALTERNATOR AND WATER PUMP BELT
    1. Loosen the alternator adjusting bolt.
    2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    3. Loosen the alternator mounting bolt. NOTE: Do not pry against the stator frame. Position the prybar against a stronger point, such as the area around a case bolt. Fig. 1: A belt tension gauge should be placed on the longest span of the belt to check tension — 1.8L engine 90981g05.gif

    4. Position a suitable belt tension gauge on the longest accessible span of belt and tighten the belt.
    5. Adjust the tension to 86–103 lbs. (383–461 N) for a new belt or 68–86 lbs. (304–383 kg) for a used belt.
    6. If a belt tension gauge is not available, adjust the tension to 0.31–0.35 in. (8–9mm) deflection for a new belt or 0.35–0.39 in. (9–10mm) deflection for a used belt.
    7. Tighten the alternator adjusting bolt to 14–19 ft. lbs. (19–25 Nm).
    8. Tighten the alternator mounting bolt to 27–38 ft. lbs. (37–52 Nm).
    9. Lower the vehicle. Fig. 2: Alternator and water pump pulley belt routing — 1.8L engine 90981g06.gif
    POWER STEERING PUMP BELT
    1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    2. Loosen the power steering pump mounting bolt and nuts.
    3. Adjust the power steering pump and, if equipped, the air conditioning compressor belt tension by turning the pump adjusting bolt. Fig. 3: Power steering pump belt routing and locations of the mounting bolts, nuts and adjusting nut — models without A/C 90981g07.gif

    4. Tighten the power steering pump mounting nut near the pump adjusting bolt.
    5. Position a suitable belt tension gauge on the longest accessible span of belt and tighten the belt.
    6. Adjust the tension to 110–132 lbs. (491–589 N) for a new belt or 95–110 lbs. (422–491 N) for a used belt.
    7. Check for proper belt deflection. For a new belt (one with less than 10 minutes of run time), the deflection should be 0.31–0.35 in. (8–9mm). For a used belt (one with more than 10 minutes of run time), the deflection should be 0.35–0.39 in. (9–10mm).
    8. Tighten the power steering pump mounting nut, located near the adjusting bolt, to 27–38 ft. lbs. (37–52 Nm).
    9. 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).
    10. Lower the vehicle. Fig. 4: Power steering pump belt routing and locations of the mounting bolts, nuts and adjusting nut — models with A/C 90981g08.gif
    1.9L Engines The accessory drive belt for 1.9L engines has no provision for manual belt adjustment, since these engines use an automatic belt tensioner. Drive belt slack is taken up by the automatic tensioner. NOTE: Movement of the automatic tensioner assembly during engine operation is not a sign of a malfunctioning tensioner. This movement is the tensioner self-adjusting and is required to maintain constant belt tension. Fig. 5: Drive belt routing — 1.9L engines 86751052.gif
    2.0L Engines The accessory drive belt for 2.0L engines has no provision for manual belt adjustment, since these engines use an automatic belt tensioner. Drive belt slack is taken up by the automatic tensioner. NOTE: Movement of the automatic tensioner assembly during engine operation is not a sign of a malfunctioning tensioner. This movement is the tensioner self-adjusting and is required to maintain constant belt tension. The belt tensioner has a belt length indicator. If the indicator marks are not between the MIN and MAX marks, the belt must be replaced. Fig. 6: Drive belt routing — 2.0L SOHC engine with A/C 90981g23.gif
    Fig. 7: Drive belt routing — 2.0L SOHC engine without A/C 90981g24.gif
    Fig. 8: Drive belt routing — 2.0L DOHC engine 90981g25.gif
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    Jul 16, 2010 | 1999 Ford Escort

    2 Answers

    How do you adjust tension for drive belt


    first you need to figure out if you have an automatic tensioner or an adjustable one. so look at the pullies which ones are not accesories (ie not an alternator pully, power steering.) some pullies will just be on there own not driving anything. is this pully connected to something like this O>o <--this end is the pully.
    pully mounting bolt ^ ^arm with hole for rachet
    or does it look like the pully is attached to a threaded pole.

    the auto adjuster need a rachet to pull back on it (because it's spring loaded) while you install the new belt.

    the other need the nut on the pully loosened and the threaded pole loosened will move the pully removing tension from the belt (opposite will tension the new belt).

    tighten belt until you can only twist it in half.

    Jun 25, 2009 | 2003 Toyota Camry

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