Question about Exercise & Fitness
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: mercury villager belt tension
it is possible on some cars to over tighten or under tighten but on your van i believe the tension er is spring loaded which means you cannot over or under tighten because the spring keeps the belt the right tension. and as far as $580 i think that is extremely to high. i don't think you need to replace anything
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
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!
Posted on Apr 10, 2010
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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