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Craftsman 917.254520 mower drive belt adjustment help

Where is the mower drive belt adjustment on a craftsman 917.254520? The owners manual says there should be a slot in the 'RH pivot bracket' for the 'rock shaft asy'. I do not have a slot in the bracket on mine though. Thanks!

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Check the seat switch for the running problem. Disconnect the switch and jump the harness with a piece of wire, and see if the tractor stays running. If so, then the switch is bad. As for the charging problem. Test the voltage regulator. Start the tractor and put a volt meter across the battery. Red to red and black to black. Run the RPM to full throttle. You should have a reading of 14 to 14.5 volts. If not, the regulator is bad. Hope this helps.

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Here is a picture to help you place it on right. There are two deck designs pick yours.
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Drive Belts

Print


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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INSPECTION

Inspect the belts for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately. It is always best to replace all drive belts at one time, as a preventive maintenance measure, during this service operation.


CHECKING TENSION AND ADJUSTMENT

See Figure 1
The belt tension on most driven components is adjusted by moving the component (alternator, power steering pump etc.) within the range of a slotted bracket. Some brackets (toothed) use a rack and pinion mechanism which moves the alternator side-to-side to adjust the belt tension. With this configuration, no prying tools are required. On Quantum (except 5 cylinder) and Fox models, the air conditioner compressor drive belts are adjusted by varying the number of discs (shims) between the halves of the crankshaft pulley. Before adjusting the belt tension on any engine, look at the mounting and determine what kind of bracket is used.
To check belt tension, push in on the drive belt about midway between the crankshaft pulley and the driven component. If the belt is less than 39.4 in. (1m) long, it should deflect between 0.80-0.120 in. (2-5mm). For longer belts, it should deflect between 0.40-0.060 in. (10-15mm). Belt size is usually printed on the back side of the belt. If it can't be read, it's probably time to replace it.


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Fig. Fig. 1: To check belt tension, push in on the drive belt about midway between the crankshaft pulley and the driven component
Slotted Brackets
See Figures 2, 3 and 4

  1. Loosen the adjustment nut/bolt in the slotted bracket. Slightly loosen the pivot bolt.
  2. Pull (don't pry) the component outward to increase tension. Push inward to reduce tension. Tighten the adjusting nut/bolt and the pivot bolt.



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Fig. Fig. 2: Alternator mounting with slotted brackets

  1. Components, such as the power steering pump and some air conditioner compressors, may be mounted with a double slotted adjusting bracket using a threaded bolt and locknut to adjust and maintain tension. Loosen the locknut(s) and slightly loosen the bolt(s) in the slotted groove(s). Turn the threaded adjustment bolt(s) in or out to gain correct tension. Tighten locknut(s) and slotted bracket bolt(s).
  2. Recheck the drive belt tension, readjust if necessary.



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Fig. Fig. 3: Some components use a double slotted adjusting bracket with a threaded bolt and locknut to adjust and maintain tension. Loosen the locknut (shown) before adjusting the tension bolt


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Fig. Fig. 4: An extension is helpful when adjusting the tension bolt. Be sure to loosen the nut/bolt on the rear slotted bracket first
Toothed Brackets
See Figures 5 and 6

  1. Loosen the tension bolt and the alternator pivot bolt. These bolts should be loosened until the alternator swings freely under its own weight.



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Fig. Fig. 5: Loosen the tension bolt (shown) and the alternator pivot bolt until the alternator swings freely under its own weight

  1. Adjust the V-belt by turning the nut on the tension bolt while checking the belt deflection with your thumb.
  2. Once the proper tension is achieved, tighten the tension bolt to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm). Tighten the pivot bolt to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  3. Recheck the drive belt tension, readjust if necessary.



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Fig. Fig. 6: Adjust the V-belt by turning the nut on the tension bolt
Split Pulley
See Figure 7
On Quantum (except 5 cylinder) and Fox models, the air conditioner compressor drive belts are adjusted by varying the number of discs (shims) between the halves of the crankshaft pulley.

  1. Remove the nuts/bolts securing the tensioner plate and crankshaft pulley halves.
  2. Add or remove the amount of spacer discs between the pulley halves until the belt tension is correct.



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Fig. Fig. 7: Belt adjusting shims on Quantum (except 5 cylinder) and Fox models. Extra shims are stored behind the tensioner plate on Fox and turbo diesel Quantums (shown)
If there are any shims left over, do not throw them away. On Fox and turbo diesel Quantum models, store the extra shims in front of the split pulley (behind the tensioner plate). On Quantums with 4 cylinder gas engines, store the extra shims behind the split pulley (in front of the crankshaft hub).

  1. Secure the pulley halves. Torque the pulley nuts or bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

If a belt must be replaced, the driven unit must be loosened and moved to its extreme loosest position (usually by moving it toward the center of the motor). After removing the old belt, check the pulleys for dirt or built-up material which could affect belt contact. Carefully install the new belt, it may appear to be just a little too small to fit over the pulley flanges. Fit the belt over the largest pulley (usually the crankshaft pulley at the bottom center of the motor) first, then work on the smaller one(s). Gentle pressure in the direction of rotation is helpful. Some belts run around a third or idler pulley, which acts as an additional pivot in the belt's path. It may be possible to loosen the idler pulley as well as the main component, making your job much easier. Depending on which belt(s) you are changing, it may be necessary to loosen or remove other interfering belts to get at the one(s) you want. Some models have a front engine mount installed through the air conditioner compressor belt circle. Support the engine and remove the mount prior to belt removal and installation.
When buying replacement belts, remember that the fit is critical according to the length of the belt, the width of the belt, the depth of the belt and the angle or profile of the V shape (always match up old belt with new belt if possible). The belt shape should exactly match the shape of the pulley; belts that are not an exact match can cause noise, slippage and premature failure.
After the new belt is installed, adjust it for proper tension. This is sometimes a three or four-handed job; you may find an assistant helpful. Make sure that all the bolts you loosened are retightened and that any other loosened belts also have the correct tension. A new belt can be expected to stretch a bit after installation so be prepared to re-adjust your new belt.
After installing a new belt, run the engine for about 5 minutes and then recheck the belt tension.

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 2.2L Engines
CHRYSLER ALTERNATOR

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Label and disconnect the wiring (for easy installation).
  3. Remove the air conditioning compressor drive belt, if equipped.
  4. Loosen the alternator adjusting bracket bolt and adjusting bolt. Remove the alternator belt.
  5. Remove the bracket and mounting bolts.
  6. Remove the pivot bolt and nut.
  7. Lift the alternator from the vehicle.

When lifting the alternator out of the vehicle on some years with A/C, clearance may be restricted by the condenser cooling fan assembly or the A/C compressor and mounting bracket assembly, if so, removal of one of these items will be necessary.
To install:
  1. Position the alternator against the engine.
  2. Install the pivot bolt and nut.
  3. Install the mounting bracket bolts, and adjusting bolt.
  4. Install drive belts and adjust to specification.
  5. Tighten all the mounting bolts and nuts.
  6. Connect all alternator terminals.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.

BOSCH ALTERNATOR
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the wiring and label for easy installation.
  3. Remove the air conditioning compressor drive belt.
  4. Loosen the alternator adjusting bracket locknut and adjusting screw. Remove the alternator belt.
  5. Remove the bracket locknut and mounting bolt.
  6. Remove the pivot bolt and nut.
  7. Remove the alternator from the engine.

To install:
  1. Position the alternator against the engine.
  2. Install pivot bolt and nut.
  3. Set the mounting bracket in place and install the bracket mounting bolt and locknut.
  4. Install the drive belts and adjust to specification.
  5. Tighten all the mounting bolts and nuts.
  6. Connect all alternator terminals.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.

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The DR Trimmer/Mower V-belt (1/2” x 45” 4L450) loops around the Trimmer Head pulley and the engine pulley. The V seats into the pulley grooves and the flat side faces out.

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To adjust the clutch cable on older models, follow it down to where it mounts to the Trimmer frame with lock nuts. Loosen those lock nuts and move the cable in small increments forward for more belt slack or backwards for more belt tension, tightening up the lock nuts when you find the proper position.

If you have a newer model, the trimmer won’t have the stationary idler pulley, it will have a twin idler pulley that pivots on a bracket and is attached to the clutch cable. The belt loops to the outside of the first idler pulley and to the inside of the 2nd idler pulley (pulley is inside belt loop). Be sure the belt retainer brackets don’t rub against the belt when it is engaged.

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Changing alternator


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
2.2L Engines
CHRYSLER ALTERNATOR
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Label and disconnect the wiring (for easy installation).
  3. Remove the air conditioning compressor drive belt, if equipped.
  4. Loosen the alternator adjusting bracket bolt and adjusting bolt. Remove the alternator belt.
  5. Remove the bracket and mounting bolts.
  6. Remove the pivot bolt and nut.
  7. Lift the alternator from the vehicle.
When lifting the alternator out of the vehicle on some years with A/C, clearance may be restricted by the condenser cooling fan assembly or the A/C compressor and mounting bracket assembly, if so, removal of one of these items will be necessary.

To install:

  1. Position the alternator against the engine.
  2. Install the pivot bolt and nut.
  3. Install the mounting bracket bolts, and adjusting bolt.
  4. Install drive belts and adjust to specification.
  5. Tighten all the mounting bolts and nuts.
  6. Connect all alternator terminals.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.

BOSCH ALTERNATOR

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the wiring and label for easy installation.
  3. Remove the air conditioning compressor drive belt.
  4. Loosen the alternator adjusting bracket locknut and adjusting screw. Remove the alternator belt.
  5. Remove the bracket locknut and mounting bolt.
  6. Remove the pivot bolt and nut.
  7. Remove the alternator from the engine.
To install:
  1. Position the alternator against the engine.
  2. Install pivot bolt and nut.
  3. Set the mounting bracket in place and install the bracket mounting bolt and locknut.
  4. Install the drive belts and adjust to specification.
  5. Tighten all the mounting bolts and nuts.
  6. Connect all alternator terminals.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.

2.5L Engines
2.5L engines were equipped with either Chrysler or Bosch alternators.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the drive belts.
  3. Remove the adjusting bracket-to-engine mounting bolt.
  4. Remove the adjusting locking bolt and nut, then remove the mounting bracket.
  5. Position the alternator to gain access to the wiring.
  6. Disconnect the wiring and label for easy installation.
  7. Remove the pivot bolt, nut, and washers.
  8. Remove the alternator assembly from the engine.
To install:
  1. Position the alternator assembly against the engine.
  2. Loosely install the pivot bolt, washers, and nut.
  3. Attach all wiring connectors to the alternator.
  4. Position the mounting bracket in place, then install engine mounting bolt.
  5. Loosely install the adjusting locking bolt and nut.
  6. Install the drive belts, and adjust to specification.
  7. Tighten all mounting bolts and nuts.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable.

2.6L Engines
2.6L engines were equipped with Mitsubishi alternators.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the wiring and label for easy installation.
  3. Remove the adjusting strap mounting bolt.
  4. Remove the drive belts.
  5. Remove the support mounting bolt and nut.
  6. Remove the alternator assembly.
To install:
  1. Position the alternator assembly against the engine, then install the support bolt.
  2. Install the adjusting strap mounting bolt.
  3. Install the alternator belts and adjust to specification.
  4. Tighten all the support bolts and nuts.
  5. Connect all of the wiring terminals to the alternator.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.

3.0L Engines
The 3.0L engines were equipped with either the Nippondenso or Bosch alternators.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Install a 1 / 2 in. breaker bar in the tensioner slot. Rotate counterclockwise to release belt tension and remove poly-V belt.
  3. Remove the alternator mounting bolts (2).
  4. Remove the wiring and remove alternator.
To install:
  1. Position the alternator onto the engine, then install the wiring.
  2. Set the alternator against the mounting bracket and install the mounting bolts.
  3. Rotate the tensioner counterclockwise and install poly-V belt.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

3.3L and 3.8L Engines
The 3.3L and 3.8L engines were equipped with the Nippondenso alternators.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the alternator drive belt, by relieving the tension on the dynamic tensioner.
  3. Loosen the nut on the support bracket at the exhaust manifold, do not remove it.
  4. Remove the alternator tensioner/power steering bracket bolt.
  5. Remove the tensioner stud nut and remove the tensioner.
  6. Remove the alternator mounting bolts.
  7. Remove the power steering reservoir from the mounting bracket, do not disconnect the hoses, and position it out of the way.
  8. Remove the alternator support bracket bolts. Remove the intake plenum to alternator bracket bolt and remove the alternator support bracket from the engine.
  9. Remove the alternator from the engine and disconnect the electrical leads.
To install:
  1. Install the alternator in position on the engine and connect the electrical leads.
  2. Install the alternator support bracket, tighten the retaining bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  3. Install the power steering reservoir on the mounting bracket.
  4. Install the alternator mounting bolts, tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  5. Install the tensioner and tensioner mounting stud. Install the retaining nut on the exhaust manifold.
  6. Install the alternator belt, insert a 1 / 2 in. extension into the square hole in the tensioner and turn the tensioner. Tighten the tensioner bolt.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.

Hope this help (remember comment and rated this).

Apr 01, 2010 | 1994 Dodge Caravan

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Blades won't disengage


I would check to make sure you have the correct belt first.There is usually a belt dioagram in the manual and on a sticker on the mower.Then check the idler pivot bracket to make sure it is moving freely to allow the belt to loosen also there is a small spring p/n 169022 that pulls the idler pulley back to disengage the belt when you release the engage lever its is about 1/2 inch by 3 inches long on the center of the deck.Also there are 2 brake cams that lift the brakes off the pulleys make sure they are lubed with wd-40 where the roll across the idle plate,and make sure the idler plat does nat have a worn spot on it where the cam roller rides on it.

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