Question about 1996 Mazda Protege
At the top of the alt coming out from the engine block is a slotted bracket with a locking adjusting bolt, loosen the small 12mm locking bolt and then loosen the 14mm 4-5in long bolt about 2in out then break free the lower mounting bolt and nut just enough to swing the alt forward (may need a rubber mallet or bar) then remove old belt and replace with OE v-groove belt, then revers steps to tighten belt-no more then half inch finger play when done(do not pry or force new belt onto pulleys)
Posted on Jan 09, 2012
Look in your engine compartment. Should be a little diagram there, either on the strut tower, the radiator support, or the underside of your hood. Let me know what you find out.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
I recommend that you go to any Auto Parts store and by a repair user manual for your 2000 Mazda Protege. They have pictures and arrows and stuff that you will need to do the whole job. The non-Mazda version will cost approximately $15.00.
Because of the tensioner that may come off when while you are doing these belt changes, it is too complicated to talk you through this.
But with the manual, I am confident you can change them.
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
You've got to loosen the mounting bolt first, which is located behind the pulley itself. Rotate the pulley until the large opening allows access to the bolt, then use a socket with a narrow head to turn the bolt, just until it starts to turn freely.
Then there are two locknuts on the adjuster; one right near the mounting bolt and one underneath towards the middle of the pump. Loosen both of those, and then *finally* you'll be able to turn the adjusting bolt that faces the front end of the car on the end of the adjuster arm. It's a long bolt; just keep turning that thing until the belt loosens enough to come off the pulley.
Best of luck!
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
1.6L (Zm) Engine
Refer to the illustration for component location.
Location of the alternator mounting bolts and adjuster bolt D–Protégé 1.6L (ZM) engine
2.0L (Fs) Engine Refer to the illustration for component location.
Alternator belt tension adjuster bolt (C)–Protégé 2.0 L (FS) engine
Posted on Nov 01, 2009
Click on the following direct Link. It has several Diagrams for your Belts, based on your specific engine and options. These also include specific instructions on moving the Tensioner, in order for you to loosen and remove the Belt.
Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.Com!
Posted on Mar 18, 2010
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