Question about 2004 Mazda 3
You have to cut the ac belt to replace the alternator belt then replace both of them. I have been a mechanic for 10 years and its the only vehicle i know thats like that.
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Never attempt to remove the alternator or disconnect any wires to the alternator without first disconnecting the battery negative cable.It's a good practice to wrap the cable with tape or insert the cable inside a rubber hose to prevent accidental contact with the battery terminal.Always wear safety glasses when working around the battery.
Over tightening of the alternator drive belt will cause the unit to whine and premature failure of the alternator drive end bearing, the water pump or the engine crankshaft
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