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F1245w Hi, we are trying to fit a new belt to the above washer. with mechanical knowledge but, it's not a car with what we can see is a tensioner for fitting the belt? how do we go about fitting it. help would be much appreciated asap. thanks. kiz.

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I have always fitted the the motor cog first then start by placing belt on half of the drum cog as much as you can, then by hand turn the drum and the belt should slip on.

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Why my new drive belt jumpping my name is benito dungo also ill change a new tensioner assy.

if your drive belt is jumping you have major problems, who fitted it.
It should be a good quality belt and should, in most cases, be fitted along with a new tensioner and water pump.(according to what the vehicle is.) If it is new it is possible it has not been fitted correctly, the tension needs to be exactly as specified by the manufacturer. (I amassuming you are referring to a cambelt?)Get a proper / qualified mechanic to take a look at the work, coule cost you a new engine otherwise.
Good Luck

May 27, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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How to replace the belt tensioner?

On the right side of engine locate the alternator at the very back, directly below it is the tensioner. There is a square hole a 3/8" ratchet will fit into. Turn counter-clockwise to relieve the tension, at the same time remove the belt from the alternator pulley, let relax. In the center of the tensioner portion (not the pulley for the tensioner) there is a bolt. Remove the bolt and the tensioner. When installing new tensioner there is an alignment pin on the rear, make sure it fits in the alignment hole before tightening the bolt (it will break new tensioner). tighten the bolt, reinstall ratchet head relieve tension, and reinstall belt. Be careful with the belt when loose, that you don't lose the directional routing. There should be a diagram on a bracket just above the water pump, but if not draw it out before removing the belt.

Jan 30, 2011 | 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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Water pump bearing froze. Belt melted on road to

GoeffreyH is not correct. On this engine the water pump is run by a small, single, separate belt which cannot be adjusted by the alternator because it (and the water pump itself) are on the opposite end of the engine from the crank pulley and other accessories, such as alternator, A/C, etc. which are driven by the main serpentine belt. The water pump is driven by a pulley on the end of one camshaft. Your confusion stems from the change from the old system, in which a longer belt was used with a tensioner in the traditional fashion, and the new system on 2004 vans where the tensioner was eliminated and a 'stretch fit' belt was used. Stretch fit belts have a springy component (like a rubber band) and keep their own tension this way by being stretched a bit to fit over the pulleys then holding snug against them. The problem is that some parts books erroneously call for the old belt for vans which need the new one. So the first belt your mechanic got was longer (to fit over the extra tensioner pulley) and static (not stretchy). On these newer vans, you can still see the mounting boss where the tensioner would have gone, it's part of the castings so it's still there. That's why it looks like there's a place for a tensioner but like none was ever there. Both your observations are correct. The only thing you need to do now is make sure your new belt is the right one, that it's a stretch fit belt, so it maintains tension (otherwise the water pump pulley will eventually start to slip and spin too slowly and the van will overheat) and also that it's not TOO tight, which will put you out of another water pump. The correct belt, if it's from NAPA, would be 030250SF.

Jul 11, 2010 | 2004 Mazda MPV

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Hi we have a kia sedona 2000year and 2.9 diesel, exec. auto. it came with half the engine in the boot, we have skimed the head and rebuilt it just the new cam belt just wont tighten enough we have fully...

the cam belt should have a little slack in it,, about 1/2 inch over its longest run, its not like a fan belt witch should be tight, but check the idler bearing are not worn out,,and i do hope this is a new belt for this car,,,if your using the old belt,,,dont! fit a new one on it or it could brake on you, and that would be another engine rebuild on your hands,,,

Mar 07, 2010 | 2003 Kia Sedona

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The belt has snapped. Does anyone know how to

If there is no removeable rear panel then it can be done from the top, it is not easy, but I have done it in the past.
If you tilt the washer towards you, it gives more room to get your hands and arms in to fit the belt.
Otherwise it means removing the rear half of the cabinet.
Hope this helps.

Jan 25, 2010 | Zanussi F1245W Front Load Washer

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I'm having problems with putting my serpentine belt on my 92 grand marquis. Why are there so many different belts for the same car. And also, its so hard to try and get the belt on and it to be really...

If it IS a serpentine belt, the tensioner should be fairly tightly spring loaded (if it is still in good condition), so if the belt is not getting tight, (and the tensioner is in good condition), you must be misrouting the belt. There is only ONE WAY the belt can be properly installed.

A serpentine belt has a spring loaded belt tensioner-no adjustment.
Each v-belt has its own separate belt tensioner which must be mechanically adjusted for tightness.

Is there still a sticker on your hood or by the fan shroud showing the proper belt routing for reference?

Hope this helps.

Dec 18, 2009 | 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis

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To the best of my knowledge, there is only a serpentine belt on that model truck, which means that not only is your power steering not working, but your water pump isn't either. DON'T drive this until it's fixed. My guess is that an idler pulley, or a tensioner is junk. The tensioner is the one that you put a wrench on to get the belt back on, there should be a diagram of that right above the radiator. If that tensioner no longer has tension when you try to put the belt back on, then you need a new one. Sometimes, but rarely an idler pulley will go, which is just a pulley bolted to the block

Nov 09, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado

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Belt tensioner leakage?

In my 37 years of working on cars, I never, ever heard of a belt tensioner leaking, All there is inside is a heavy duty spring, and after awhile they become weak, causing the belt to squeel. There is no adjustment on them, just replacement.

Jun 27, 2009 | 2006 Toyota Corolla

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How do you release the tensioner to fit new timing belt

First thing to do is remove the idler pulley, then remove the tensioner if it is still hard to remove the belt. It should slip on freely. If it has a mechanical tensioner, you will have to put it in a vise and gently compress the rod back into the tensioner. You will notice a small hole in the rod, and the housing of the tensioner. Take a thin metal paper clip, and inser the wire into the hole while it is compressed. Then remove from the vice. Install the tensioner, then the belt, and lastly the idler pully. Make sure the timing marks are lined up as this is an interferance motor. Remove the paper clip.

Mar 26, 2009 | 1993 Mitsubishi Galant

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Replace the timing belt tensioner on a 1990 Nissan Sentra

The belt tensioner is located under the timing cover. It is 1 1/2 round and about 3/4 inch with a groove in the middle where a bolt is tightened. When you remove the timing cover you will see the timing belt, the camshaft sprocket and the crankshaft gear. The timing belt goes around these components.. The belt tensioner is loosened and the new timing belt is placed. The sproket also has to be replaced if it is broken. Be careful to notice the little marks that are aligned on the sproket and above the camshaft.. They can be small arrows that have to be aligned exactly the way you took them off. replace the belt and you tighten the tensioner so the belt fits snug and tighten the bolt in the middle of the belt tensioner. It is not too difficult, if you know something about mechanics. If you don't, you will be better of taking it to somebody who does know.

Oct 23, 2008 | 1990 Nissan Sentra

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