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How do I replace the alternator on my 95 Gep prism, 1.8l auto trans?

I am getting ready to replace my old alternator on my 1995 Geo prism, 1.8L auto. I'm worried about getting the manual tension device out of wack. any tips or advise would be great!

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  • wqwq1212 Oct 08, 2008

    This vehicle does not have the tension pulley. It has the tension rod mounted under the alt. I got it off and paid attention so i could re-install same way.. Was not as bad as i thought.. Thanks for the reply!



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Use a tension puller it is a special tool to adjust tension on the pulley

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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.
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
Animations and Tech Tips

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.

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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.

login to mitchells and read. like we do.

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00657_49214_belt_tensioner.jpgThis device functions as an idler pulley and is located on either the inside or outside of the accessory drive belt. Its provides the correct tension for initial belt adjustment and maintains this critical tension adjustment during vehicle operation. It can be found on conventional V-belts and the newer serpentine ribbed belts.

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