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Can't get A/C belt around pulleys on my 01 Chevy Tracker 2.5 V6

Replacing belts. Got alt belt back on with major difficulties. Got A/C belt off after loosening tension bolt on idler pulley. Now can't get belt back on around idler puller. Any tricks or special tools needed?

I never had this much problem with my Ford van which has a tension spring idler type pulley.

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    pulley broken off

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Removal & Installation

1.6L Engine
A/C Compressor Belt

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the A/C compressor mounting bolts.
  3. Pivot the A/C compressor towards the engine in order to relieve the tension on the belt.
  4. Remove the A/C compressor drive belt from the pulleys.

To install:
  1. Properly route and install the A/C compressor drive belt on the A/C compressor, the power steering (if equipped), and the crankshaft pulleys.
  2. Adjust the A/C compressor drive belt to obtain 6-9 mm (0.24-0.35 in) deflection.
  3. Tighten the A/C compressor mounting bolts to 13-20 f t. lbs. (18-28 Nm).
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

Alternator Belt
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the power steering pump and the A/C compressor drive belt.
  3. Loosen the generator mounting bolts.
  4. Pivot the generator towards the engine and remove the accessory drive belt.

To install:
  1. Properly route and install the generator drive belt on the pulleys.
  2. Adjust the alternator drive belt to obtain 6-8 mm (0.24-0.32 in) deflection for a used belt or 5-6 mm (0.20-0.24 in) deflection for a new belt.
  3. Tighten the generator mounting bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
  4. Install the power steering and the A/C compressor drive belt.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

Power Steering Pump Belt
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the power steering pump mounting bolts.
  3. Pivot the power steering pump towards the engine in order to relieve the tension on the belt.
  4. Remove the power steering pump drive belt from the pulleys.

To install:
  1. Properly route and install the power steering pump drive belt on the power steering pump and the crankshaft pulleys.
  2. Adjust the power steering pump drive belt to obtain 6-9 mm (0.24-0.35 in) deflection.
  3. Tighten the power steering pump mounting bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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    blueextc3221 Apr 26, 2009

    2.0L Engine
    Accessory Drive Belt




    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.


    2. Use a wrench and rotate the belt tensioner clockwise.


    3. With pressure applied to the wrench, and tension relieved from the drive belt, remove the accessory drive belt.


    4. Inspect the belt for cuts, cracks, wear, deformation or other abnormalities. Replace as necessary.



    To install:



    1. Properly route and install the accessory drive belt onto the drive pulleys.


    2. Use a wrench and rotate the belt tensioner clockwise.


    3. With pressure applied to the wrench, install the accessory drive belt.


    4. With the accessory drive belt installed properly, release the belt tensioner.


    5. Inspect for the following conditions:



      That the belt is properly installed on all pulleys.

      When a new belt is correctly installed, the hash mark will be within the indicated range on the tensioner.

      If the tension indicator mark is to the left of the hash mark, the belt must be replaced.



    6. Connect the negative battery cable.


    Cooling Fan Belt



    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.


    2. Loosen the adjusting bolt and the pivot bolt.


    3. Remove the tension on the fan belt by rotating the tension bolt counterclockwise.


    4. Remove the 4 fan nuts. Use a second wrench to hold the fan shaft.


    5. Detach the fan from the pulley hub and remove the fan belt.



    To install:



    1. Install the fan belt while holding the fan away from the pulley hub.


    2. Install the fan to the hub.


    3. Install the 4 fan nuts. Use a second wrench to hold the fan shaft and tighten the fan nuts to 97 inch lbs. (11 Nm).


    4. Install the fan belt properly on the pulleys.


    5. Turn the tension bolt clockwise in order to obtain the specified belt deflection under 10 kg (22 lbs) of force.


    6. Adjust the cooling fan drive belt to obtain 4-5 mm (0.16-0.20 in) deflection for a new belt or 5-7 mm (0.20-0.27 in) deflection for a used belt.


    7. Tighten the adjusting bolt and the pivot bolt while holding the correct tension on the fan belt. Tighten the bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).


    8. Connect the negative battery cable.

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    blueextc3221 Apr 26, 2009

    2.5L Engine
    A/C Compressor & Power Steering Pump Belt




    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.


    2. Loosen the bolts on the drive belt tensioner.


    3. Remove the drive belt.



    To install:



    1. Install the drive belt properly to the pulleys and tensioner.


    2. Using a hexagon wrench, turn the tension bolt clockwise in order to obtain 4-9 mm (0.16-0.35 in) of belt deflection under 10 kg (22 lbs) of force.


    3. Tighten the tensioner bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).


    4. Connect the negative battery cable.


    Cooling Fan & Alternator



    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.


    2. Remove the power steering drive belt.


    3. Loosen the adjusting bolt and pivot bolt on the alternator.


    4. Remove the drive belt.



    To install:



    1. Install the drive belt properly to the pulleys.


    2. Remove slack from the belt by pulling on the alternator in order to obtain 9-11 mm (0.35-0.43 in) of belt deflection under 10 kg (22 lbs) of force.


    3. Tighten the 2 alternator bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).


    4. Install the power steering drive belt.


    5. Connect the negative battery cable.


  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 Apr 26, 2009

    You didnt specify your engine, so i included all 3 sizes available.




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  • Stevescanlon Jun 01, 2010

    I installed belt on my 2.5 tracker last night. Had to pry off old belt. with tensioner as loose as possible, I was able to get the belt on... Unfortunately I had to remove fan and shroud in order to access the Idler pulley. The whole process took me approx. 30-40 minutes and some scratched forearms..

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If the belt on a 2.5 tracker goes on hard (like it's a inch too small) go the next size up on belt because if it's from AutoZone there belt listing is wrong.....check your idler pulley- belt adjuster too if the outside is shiny..chances are it could be no good

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