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I have an Xterra FS1.5 elliptical. On my third time on the belt came off the tension pulley. I put it back on and tightened the tension but it happened again. And again a third time. What am I doing wrong? Thank you.

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SOURCE: Nordic Track elliptical E7: The tension belt came

If you are looking at right hand side of unit you have the flywheel next to it adjusting tension plate.If you have your manual handy it will show how to loosen this part so you may loop over the small idler pulley which goes around the much larger pulley wheel if not here is the web page to go to and its on page 21 Hope this nugget will help!
http://www.iconservice.com/CustomerService/manualsProductManuals.do?model=NTEL07808&version=0&company=11&modelName=NORDICTRACK+E7+SV+FRONT+DRIVE+ELLIPTICAL&language=

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Putting belt back on pulleys


Your owners manual/label in engine compartment will have a diagram for how the belt runs. There will be one pulley that has a spring tensioner. This pulley keeps the belt tight and is used to install the new belt. Depending on the vehicle, these can be easy or very difficult to get at. The pulley or arm attached to the pulley will have a square hole of some means of inserting a tool to allow you to release the spring tension. I typically will install the tool and verify that I can get the tension off the belt before starting the process. Once I feel comfortable that I have the correct tool, I will release the tension and remove the belt. Then reinstall the new belt per the diagram. You will have to keep the tension off until the belt is in possition. I have found out that it is easiest if you put the belt on all the lower pulleys first and get down to one remaining pulley (top side of the engine so you have good access). Now use the tool inserted into the spring tensioner and move it until you have enough slack to get the belt over the last pulley, once in place release the tensioner. I typically have the belt over the tensioner pulley, and use the alternator or steering pulley as last pulley because it keeps your fingers out of the pinch points. There are some special tools you can purchase at Sears to assist, but I typically use a ratchet or wrench for this work. Sometimes a third hand helps out.

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Timing belt replacement Zetec engine with VCT. Part 2


7. Now we install the new belt. This can be a bit difficult because the new belt is not stretched at all and will prove difficult. You may be tempted to try prying it on with a pry bar (or screwdriver), please resist the urge to do that. After you cuss a lot and the belt slides on make sure it sits just inside the gears the entire length of the belt. Now you can apply tension. Slide the tab into the back plate. Tighten the tensioner 10 mm bolt up just a enough to keep the allen key from falling down under its' own weight. Behind the tensioner is a back plate with a notch cut into it. You can see there is a line it is supposed to point to. Make sure it is pointing to it when you start to put tension on the belt by rotating the allen slot counter-clockwise. Now you need to hold that allen slot with the allen wrench in a 3 o'clock position while you tighten the tension bolt. It is a very small space to work in and it will make you mad, but it has to be done. Get the bolt good and snug, 18 ft-lbs. Don't over tighten it, it might break off. After you get this done you need to check the belt deflection. Just push down in the center of the belt (between the cam gears) and see if it travels downward more then a 1/4 inch. If not, then the tension is set fine. If it won't let you move it at all, then the tension is too much and may cause the belt to break.

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7a. Now that the belt is installed, you have to tighten up the cams gears. Starting with the exhaust cam gear, use a wrech to hold the cam still (leave the lock tool in, but hold the cam in place so you don't break the slots out) and tighten the bolt up to 30 ft-lbs. Now, hold the intake cam still and tighten the bolt up to 50 ft-lbs. Remove the lock tool and tighten the exhaust cam bolt up to 80 ft-lbs. Install the oil plug into the VCT hub and tighten it up to about 15-20 ft-lbs. All of this sets the cam gears to neutral and prevents the belt from bunching up in the center during VCT operation.


8. Now you can put it back together. If you haven't already done so, remove the cam locking tool. Rotate the crank with the crank bolt one full turn to make sure the belt isn't going to bind on anything. If all is well then you put everything together the way it was removed with the following notes:

A. Re-connect your coil plug if you removed it, some people forget then get scared when the car doesn't start.

B. When you install the valve cover, you need to wipe the head mating surface down to make sure it is clean. Here is the torque pattern and sequence.
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C. When you install the crank pulley, use some medium strength Loc-tite on the bolt to ensure it won't come off. Just get it as tight as you can. The engine will move but that is fine. The Loc-tite will keep it from coming back out.

Torque Values & Part Numbers:
Torque Specs
Idler pulleys: 35 ft-lbs

Tension pulley: 18 ft-lbs

Part Numbers for pulleys:

Timing Belt Tensioner
F8CZ-6K254-AA

Pulley (later model, 99.5+)
YS7Z-6M250-BA

Pulley (Upper Timing Belt Pulley Pre 99.5)
F8CZ-6M250-AA

Pulley (Lower Timing Belt Pulley Pre 99.5)
XS4Z-6M250-BA

Timing Belt
F8CZ-6268-AA

Crank Gear (single piece)
F5RZ-6306-AB

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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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    Put the belt over all pulleys first, make sure the grooves on the belt are lined up with the grooves on the pulley. Keep some tension on the belt with your finger to keep the belt from coming out of the grooves while you are turning the tensioner. Pull the tensioner as far as it will go. Then pull the belt over the tensioner. Sometimes you still have to push the belt on the tensioner with a little force to get it over the tensioner even with the tensioner fully released, because the belt is slighlty angled when you are pushing it over the tensioner pulley. But make sure the belt stays in the grooves on the pulleys before you let the tensioner tighten onto the belt.

    If the grooves are lined up properly on the belt and pulley and the belt still will not go on you may have gotten a belt thats too short. Go to the website of the parts store you bought your belt from and look up the part. Make sure the part number of the belt you got matches the one on the belt you are trying to install.

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  • 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.

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    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.

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    prev.gif next.gif Timing Belt Removal & Installation SOHC To Remove:
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    2. Remove fresh air duct.
    3. Drain engine coolant into an appropriate container and retighten radiator drain plug.
    4. Remove upper radiator hose.
    5. Remove fan clutch assembly bolts.
    6. Remove 5 cooling fan shroud bolts.
    7. Remove fan shroud and fan as an assembly.
    8. Loosen alternator mounting bolts and remove drive belt from pulley.
    9. Remove fan pulley.
    10. Remove 4 cooling fan assembly bolts.
    11. Remove cooling fan assembly.
    12. Remove 4 bolts and upper timing belt cover.
    13. Remove 2 lower bolts and lower timing belt cover.
    14. Loosen adjusting bolt and remove A/C belt.
    15. Remove alternator belt.
    16. Loosen power steering pump lock bolt and mounting bolt.
    17. Remove drive belt from crankshaft damper. Camshaft timing marks kia-03-20-7032.gif

    18. Turn crankshaft until timing mark on front housing and the arrow "2" on the camshaft pulley align.
    19. Remove 5 bolts and remove damper.
    20. Remove timing belt guide from timing belt pulley.
    21. Loosen tensioner lock bolt.
    22. Pry tensioner away from timing belt and tighten lock bolt to relieve tension on the timing belt. NOTE: Mark the direction of timing belt rotation on the belt if it is being reused.
    23. Remove timing belt.
    To Install:
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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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    1. Install timing belt with minimal slack from timing belt pulley to water pump and from water pump to camshaft pulley.
    2. Loosen tensioner lock bolt until tension is applied to timing belt. CAUTION
      Do not turn crankshaft counterclockwise.
    3. Turn crankshaft pulley 2 full turns clockwise and ensure timing marks are properly aligned.
    4. Tighten tensioner lock bolt to 33 ft lb (45 Nm).
    5. Apply a force of 21 lb to timing belt midway between idler pulley and camshaft pulley.
      • Deflection should measure 0.43-0.51 inch (11-13 mm)
      NOTE: if timing belt deflection is incorrect remove timing belt and install NEW tensioner spring.
    6. Install timing belt guide.
    7. Install crankshaft damper pulley.
    8. Install 5 crankshaft damper pulley bolts. Tighten bolts to 132 in lb (15 Nm).
    9. Install power steering pump drive belt.
    10. Adjust power steering pump drive belt tension and tighten lock bolt and mounting bolt.
    11. Install alternator drive belt.
    12. Install A/C drive belt.
    13. Install lower timing belt cover and bolts. Tighten bolts to 84 in lb (10 Nm).
    14. Install upper timing belt cover and bolts. Tighten bolts to 84 in lb (10 Nm).
    15. Install cooling fan assembly and 4 bolts. Tighten bolts to 27 ft lb (37 Nm).
    16. Install fan pulley.
    17. Install fan clutch and shroud as an assembly. Tighten bolts to 74 in lb (8 Nm).
    18. Tighten 4 cooling fan nuts to 16 ft lb (22 Nm).
    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.
    DOHC To Remove:
    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.
    4. Loosen tensioner lock bolt.
    5. Turn crankshaft 2 revolutions in direction of rotation and check that timing marks are still in alignment.
    6. Tighten timing belt tension lock bolt to 27-38 ft lb (32-52 Nm).
    7. Apply a force of 22 lbs to timing belt between camshaft sprockets.
      • Belt deflection should measure 0.30-0.33 in (7.5-8.5 mm)
      NOTE: Replace tensioner spring if timing belt deflection is excessive.
      Timing Belt Installation kia-03-20-7097.gif

    8. Install lower timing belt cover.
    9. Install upper timing belt cover.
    10. Install power steering drive belt and adjust belt tension.
    11. Install fan pulley.
    12. Install generator drive belt and adjust belt tension.
    13. Install A/C drive belt and adjust belt tension.
    14. Install splash guard.
    15. Install fan and fan shroud.
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    17. Install fan shroud mounting bolts.
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    Hello. The tension can be adjusted. Just loosen the tensioning pulley, use a crow bar to put tension on the serpentine belt and tighten that tensioning pulley back down. Joe

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    I own a Precor EFX 5.33 the drive belt snapped so i bought a replacement belt and i've installed it and i can't align the other belt. How do i get the skinny belt to fit snug?


    You use the two bolts that hold the step up pulley in place. The step up pulley is the pulley assembly that is closes to the back of the unit. The step up pulley slides into two grooves in the frame, then there is a bolt on each side that run down the groove into the step up pulley. These bolts are the bolts that adjust the tension for the skinny belt. You may need to loosen the other belt first then tighten the skinny then retighten the belt you replaced.

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