02 mountaineer with a bad noise from the belt you replaced the belt the idler pulley and the tensioner pulley any ideas?
If you have replaced the belt, tensioner and idler pulleys, then the problem could be the water pump bearing, alternator bearing, camshaft bearings, power steering pump or any of the items attached to the serpentine belt.
You may try to isolate the sound by listening with a length of rubber hose and place it near the areas where the 'noise' you hear may be emanating from. Just be careful not to get the hose too close to the engine fan or belts as it can get caught and cause damage or injury.
You may try to isolate the sound by listening with a length of rubber hose and place it near the areas where the 'noise' you hear may be emanating from. Just be careful not to get the hose too close to the engine fan or belts as it can get caught and cause damage or injury.
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What is the correct procedure to replace the timing belt and idler pulleys on a 1998 Ford Escort ZX2?
\n. \n Answer \n. \nThere are four different engines that you can have with this model. a 1.8L, a 1.9L, a 2.0 SOHC, or a 2.0 DOHC. I am in possesion of the last of the four. The first thing to do is to purchase a manual. There are two major manu. of these manuals. Chilton's and Haynes. I recco…mmend the latter of the two. More pics and more in-depth instruction. It's a little difficult with some of the engines (2.0DOHC) not so bad with the others. ( Full Answer )
DEPENDING ON WHAT ENGINE IT IS, YOU MAY HAVE TO REMOVE THE POWER STEERING PUMP AND A/C COMPRESSOR.
When changing the water pump on a 1991 Cutlass Ciera how do you adjust the idler pulley so you can replace the serpentine belt?
Answer . Use a 1/2in. ratchet with the proper socket for the pulley turn the ratchet to remove the pressure on the belt and remove the old one do the same thing to re-install a new one . correct answer u dont need to adjust the idle pulley u need to use correct socket on tension pully . Hi Guys, …This is my first post on this site. I couldn't tell how old this question is, so my reply may only help future DIY mechanics. I just saw this thread while looking for info on another problem on my 92 Cutlass Ciera. I have changed many water pumps over the years on various cars. On this model there is no adjustment on the belt tensioner assembly. Be careful when trying to relieve the belt tension to remove or replace the serpentine belt. The tensioner assembly has a very strong spring. A socket can slip off the hex head bolt on the tensioner pulley with out warning. Make sure you grab the belt where your fingers will not be pinched if the socket slips off. If you use a socket make sure it is a six point to get maximum grip. Cleaning the bolt head and the socket first to remove any oil or grease may also help reduce slipping off. On this car I feel more secure using a pair of flat jaw vice grips extremely tightened on the bolt head instead of using a socket. Before you attach either tool, I recommend removing the 10mm bolt holding the wiring harness below so you can swing it out of your way. This gives you more clearance to use the socket wrench or the vice grips. Slowly raise your tool attached to the bolt head just enough so your belt will slide off the top of the alternator pulley. Then lower the tool slowly until there is no spring tension felt. The bolt on the tensioner has a left hand thread, so there is no concern about loosening the bolt when you lift it. Before replacing the belt, check the tensioner pulley by hand for excess play or wobble. The pulley is easy to replace. (You don't normally have to replace the entire tensioner assembly). With the belt off, attach a six point socket and loosen/remove the bolt by turning it in a clockwise direction. Replace the pulley and tighten the bolt in a counterclockwise direction. Then proceed with replacing the belt. . NOTICE!!!-Some replacement water pumps for the 3.3 6cyl engines in the Cutlass Ciera have a clearance issue and will eventually fail. Delco and aftermarket manufacturers of GM water pumps are constantly trying to revise and combine applications for their pumps to make them more universal. Unfortunately, some of the replacement water pumps sold for the 3.3 6cyl engines don't allow sufficient clearance and the pump impeller or paddle will eventually scrape the interior of the housing that is attached to the engine block. As most of you know, who have had experience replacing water pumps, even on a good day it can still be a pain in the _ _ _ with bolts snapping off, leaks, etc. The last one I changed on a 3.3 engine, I had to remove the tensioner pulley to get enough clearance so I could position the pump in place. Two weeks after I installed an aftermarket replacement water pump, I began to hear a squealing/scraping noise. I assumed by mistake that the new noise was an AC compressor problem. After I replaced the AC compressor the noise was still there. I removed the water pump and then saw some scrape marks inside the housing that is attached to the engine block. I decided to purchase a brand new Delco water pump from a GM dealer for several times the aftermarket price. I decided to position the new water pump temporarily in place without the gasket. I snugged up some of the bolts by hand. I could not turn the pump shaft until I loosened the bolts further. Apparently when I originally installed the after market pump with a gasket and adhesive there was just enough clearance. After two weeks the adhesive and gasket must have gradually compressed a few thousands of an inch, enough to allow the paddle to scrape the interior housing and create the noise. Luckily I discovered this before I completed the installation again. The dealer verified that the new Delco pump he gave me was the correct one listed for that engine. I could not locate a thicker gasket and I was hesitant to use two standard gaskets for fear of possible leaks. So, I used some grinding wheel and sanding attachments on my electric drill and removed some of the soft metal on the interior of the housing that is attached to the engine block. It was a fairly time consuming process. I used a black magic marker to color the inside of the housing several times so I could see where the paddle was scrapping and to avoid removing more metal then needed. After I removed enough of the material so the paddle would clear without the gasket, I vacuumed and wiped out all remaining metallic dust. I then proceeded to complete the installation process using a WP gasket and adhesive. I also applied a locktite wax type thread sealant to all the water pump bolts in place to minimize the possibility of leaks. Many of the bolts actually thread into the wet fluid portion of the cooling system. So, if the proper thread sealant is not used, leaks will probably occur after the cooling system heats up and becomes pressurized. The water pump on my engine has performed fine for the past two years since I changed it. ( Full Answer )
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nInsert ratchet into top left corner of the idler pulley.This will release idler tension. hope this helps. Art\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nIf you mean a 3.8L, the only one that can be released is the one near the A/C compressor. The one on top is fixed in place. It …is NOT easy to do on that car\n. \n. \n Answer \nlike the above answer, but it really isn't hard. just use a 11/16 wrench/socket on the bolt on the pulley and pull up . easy as pie... ( Full Answer )
Answer . Hey, If you stand facing the passenger side of the vehicles' engine compartment you'll be facing the front of the engine. The tension pulley is to the lower left. It is the only pulley that is mounted at the end of an "arm" as opposed to the rest of the pulleys that are mounted directl…y through their center holes. Hope this helps. ( Full Answer )
How do you replace the belts on a 1994 Nissan PU i cannot find the adjustment screw or tensioner pulley for any belt other than the alternator?
If you are talking about the secondary belt you will notice a pulley on the right side (driver's side) of the engine slightly below the level of the radiator shroud. That pulley has a nut on the face of it (14 mmi f I recall) and another behind it (same size it's a tensioner) loosen the front one an…d then use the back one (with a socket) to move the pulley down (loosening the belt). Then you can replace the belt. Use the tensioner to tighten the belt to the correct tension and then tighten the front nut thus locking the pulley in place. It should take you longer to snake the old belt out and the new belt in than adjust it. ( Full Answer )
check to see if the belt is cracked or hard. hard or cracked belts are prone to sqealing. also you can use a stethescope or screwdriver(the cheap way) to listen to the pulley itself. carefull not to get caught in the belt while doing this.
First thing, if your belt seems soft or sloppy when you push on it or if it bounces at an idle. When you start/drive you will get a slight knocking sound between 900-1200 RPM that's the internal spring on the tensioner. To fix this you have to go to a dealer and get the replacement supercharger tens…ioner. The main tensioner in the back near the firewall is easy to find at auto zone or o'reilly auto parts. The idler pulley is a lot easyer to check. Take your accessory belt off of the idler pulley and try to move it, if theres ANY slop it needs to be replaced. ( Full Answer )
In laymans terms... look down, kitty corner from your alternator and you will see the serpentine belt go around a (basically) teardrop shaped piece of metal. That is your tensioner. There is no adjustment to it however. The top part of it has a 3/8" opening that you can attach the end of a 3/8" ratc…het end to and pull up on the loosen the belt. ( Full Answer )
Do you need to know what the torque would be to find out if the idler tension pulley has to be torqued when you install the serpentine belt on a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme?
there is not a specific torque for the idler pully. tighten it up with a ratchet and it will not loosen up
Answer . \nWhen It no longer hold proper tension if the belt is squeaking then it is probably time to change it
What would cause a squeakingchirping noise under the hood of a 99 Tahoe Belt belt tensioner and idler pulley have all been replaced Could it be the alternator?
Answer . Did you change out the belt? I had a chirping and squeaking on mine and my 95 Impala and I couldn't isolate it so I went with the cheapest repair, a new belt and low and behold it solved the problem. As soon as I hear a noise now, it's belt first then more expensive parts last! Good …Luck ( Full Answer )
Hard for home mechanic to do. You can mess up your timing just changing it. Best for this vehicle to go to the shop. Talked to 2 mechanics that I trust about doing it myself and both said, knowing my abilities to fix cars, that I'd best leave it to them. Just got my girlfriends water pump on her… '94 Sunbird LE 2 liter replaced and after all the research I did I'm glad I didn't do it. ( Full Answer )
I just put on new belts alternator idler pulley on my 1986 Nissan 300ZX Turbo and there is a loud squealing noise around belts what could it be?
Answer . check the tension to make sure that it is not to tight or to loose, if you can twist the belt 180 degrees, it is too loose, if you cannot twist it at least 45 to 90 degrees it is to tight, also check to make sure the belt is aligned correctly on the pulleys, hope that helps, if not try t…he bottle of belt dressing, auto zone or somewhere like that should have it. ( Full Answer )
It's pretty straight forward. You will need a 1/2 inch rachet, an 18mm 6 point socket and a cheater bar about 18" to 24" long. The key to the operation is to know that the bolt is reverse threaded. It loosens by turning to the right (clockwise) and tightens by turning it to the left (counter clock…wise). Set the direction of the turn on the rachet. Slip on socket and set it on the bolt. Then slip on the cheater bar over the rachet handle and have at it. ( Full Answer )
How do you replace an idler pulley on a 1995 Mercury Villager Where would the tension release bolt be located and where can you find a belt routing diagram on the internet without paying?
Honda Man's Answer . There is no spring loaded tensioners on the Mercury Villager. Look for manual adjustments, loosen the nut in the center of the adjustment idler's and then move the adjustment bolts toosen the belts for replacement. Since this vehicle does not have just one long serpentine bel…t the routing is fairly simple to figure out. If the belts are still on the vehicle you can draw a quick sketch of the routing to help when re-installing the belts. ( Full Answer )
What could be making a noise like a spark knock in a 2001 Jeep Laredo have replace serpentine belt and tension pulleys - that was not it?
If it is making a noise like a spark knock, maybe it is a spark knock.
What is making a squeaking chirping scraping noise at front of engine on a 1997 mercury cougar 3.8L engine Belt idler pulley tensioner pulley water pump and belt have been replaced and noise is same?
Did you look at the alternator bearings?Take the belt off and spin the alteranator to see if the bearings are bad.
Can a bad harmonic balancer make an intermittent squealing noise you have replaced all tensioner and idler pulleys but it still makes this noise with the belt removed?
Answer . not always usally makes an noise close to a rattle or knocking hence harmonic.use a broom stick or hose to use as a listening device to locate the exact place of your noise could be starter sticking in(ect...)
Belts have to make at least a 180Â° wrap around engine components. To do that, they sometimes have to place an "idler roller" under the component before they can route the belt to the next component. That idler roller doesn't power anything. It just keeps the belts wrapped properly around the prec…eding pulley. The roller has a bearing in it and sometimes that bearing wears out. Rick I'm a retired ASE Master/L-1 Technician. I still keep current with the latest automotive technology. Visit my blog for cool articles and TSB's: http://free-auto-repair-advice.blogspot.com ( Full Answer )
How do you change the serpentine idler pulley serpentine tensioner and serpentine belt on a 1999 Nissan ALtima?
remove belts idler is to close to fire wall to come off after you remove nut.jack up car and put stands under.how put a jack under engine . remove top motor mount bolt and jack engine up this will give you the room to change idler pully.
I don't know what car you are working on but usually there is a bolt that the pulley arm pivots on and another that will tighten and hold it in place. Look for that second bolt.
Answer1 . I suppose you could, but these idler pulley's are not that expensive to replace the whole thing. They do fail (a weakpoint for these motors), but usually give some audible warning, also check for loosness. Do your best to purchase the steel idler pulley and the bearing will come with. W…hen these items do "let go" they can leave you stranded, if you see a problem replace as soon as possible.. Hope this helps.. "G" ( Full Answer )
Click on the Related Link below and scroll down the page. There are photos of the front of a motor. The belt is a long, thin, black rubberized band -- it's one long loop. The pulleys are round. The belt is placed on top over the pulleys. One pulley can be moved a little so that the belt can be made …tighter or loser. Why all that stuff? When the motor runs it turns one of the pulleys, and that makes the belt move (cause its tight on the pulley) and the belt moving causes all the other pulleys to turn. So the fan turns to cool the radiator.. So the alternator turns and makes electiricity to charge the battery. Etc. Etc. A pulley is a wheel with a groove and a the belt is what runs through those grooves which spins the pulley. The pulley spins which turns a pump in a power steering pump or coil in a alternator. ( Full Answer )
K. firstly, that's a crock. Dodge doesn't capitalize on making MECHANICS rich. Sometimes, probably most of the times, you don't need the whole UNIT, (the tensioner unit) sometimes you just need a new tensioner PULLEY, which is about 20 bucks at eBay motors, and slightly more at NAPA. This so called …700 dollar job, is true when you need the whole "kit n kaboodle" but many times you don't. So yes.....the Pulley is replaceable and NO STUPID ENGINE EXTRACTIONS ARE NECESSARY. This is such a pathetic scam. It takes minutes to bolt and unbolt, a specialty tool may be necessary so to save money (which most of us don't have, and especially when the 700 dollar frickin job costs more than the car is worth, NOW YOU KNOW, tell your frickin mechanic that you know that it should take about 5 minutes to replace the PULLEY, and that's that. I would think that those days are gone where people are being told B.S. so the mechanic could make some money. Dodge, shame on you for not going on to these sites like I did to correct the bookmakers. Bowers Clarks Harbour N.S. Everything written above is a crock...It is an expensive job because you have to unbolt the motor mount and lower torque strut and lift the motor up. It is labor intensive to remove the pumps and pulley's as well. Dodge for some time would only sell the entire engine cover with the pulley attached for $150.00 plus...Now just the pully is available through Gates but you still have to remove the side of the engine. ASE certified mechanic that has done this job more than once... Yeah? well once my research (I'm female) was done, and I stress that you must know the difference between the tensioner apparatus (which IS a big job) or just the tensioner pulley, which by the way, (the one belt that controlled the power steering not the alternator) Canadian tire in Yarmouth did it in less than two hours, (replaced the PULLEY PART of it, not the whole part) and it cost exactly 143.00 so there you have it. Maybe they had to unbolt a couple things from the motor but it certainly didn't have to come out, just maybe lift an inch or two with a jack underneath, I'm not sure, so they could get into the tight space, but it was a simple job. That's what I'm trying to tell people. So they can STOP GETTING RIPPED OFF, Google your problem, and don't get ripped off. My first quote was for over 1100.00 So there. ( Full Answer )
\npush the tensioner back with a 14mm, take off the belt, take off the pulley assembly
I am not sure what year vehicle you are talking about, but the tensioner should be located towards the top of the engine. You will need a serpentine belt tool kit in order to replace it because I just replaced mine and it kind of a pain with the tool. Located near the RF tire, there is one large pul…ley to the left, the tensioner is the next pulley. the 3/8" will fit inside of the hole on the right side of the tensioner. Since the tensioner is under extreme pressure, be careful to 1. notice the configuration of the belt, 2. once the belt is off, try to lock the serp. tool, so that you have enough to push down on the tool to get new belt on. THE PULLEY HAS NO RIBS ON IT, if this might help you ( Full Answer )
there are no gaskets on a tension pulley ther is however a spring and yes it can cause the belt not to run smoothly
1998 ford contour 2.0 I replaced the timing Belt and all the idlers tensioner belt is brand new. The belt walks forward and scheards until it shuts down. I have replaced the belt twice Any ideas?
number one make sure they sold you the right idler pulleys,,next did you align the timing marks to correct specs...if everything is the right product for that car theres nothing that should go wrong...check the notchs on the belt and count the notchs on your old pulley and the new one ... i just wen…t through the same thing with a mercury villager ..to many notchs on the pulley they sold me ..they said someone must of put the wrong one back in the box and returned it .AT MY EXPENSE ( Full Answer )
Take a prybar and slide it between the idler pulley and the closest bolt or extrusion that will act as a fulcrum. Push the bar against the tensioner to gain slack. Install in the same manner....MT
Most cars now have a serpentine belt that drive the alternator, water pump, power steering unit, etc. The belt tension pulley is a spring loaded pulley that keeps the proper tension on all these units. It can be moved to release the tension in order to remove the belt.
2003 Suburban needs bearing replaced on idler pulley this after a new belt was installed four months ago could to much tension on the new belt have caused the bearing to give out?
If you noticed it has a spring loaded tensioner just for that reason, To keep things from wering out so soon. I would say that it was time for the bearing to go out.
My 1999 Chevy express 1500 has a squealing under the hood you have tried changing the belts belt tensioner and a new idler pulley and the noise is still there does anyone have any more suggestions?
did you check the water pump, alternator and anything else that might have a pulley?
The tensioner pulley is off course located in line with all the other pulleys on the front of your engine block and will be the only pulley that isn't connected to another device such as your air conditioning compressor, alternator or fan. A large screwdriver can be used to lever tension off the bel…t or you can use a socket of the correct size on the nut on the front of the pulley. Typically there is a belt routing diagram in the form of a sticker perhaps on the shroud covering the radiator/fan that will be helpful in locating this pulley as well. ( Full Answer )
It has a bolt at the center of it' BE AWARE that this bolt is reversed threaded, that means the direction normally used (right, is counter clockwise) to loosen , and left is "clockwise"to tighten, therefor when removing the bolt you go in the direction of tightening to remove it, the reason for this… application is that the bolt is used to releive the tension on the serpentene belt to take it off for replacement. ( Full Answer )
Where can you find a replacement water pump belt drive pulley and tension pulley on a 1996 cadillac northstar?
orilleys auto parts has eveything you need, except for the water pump drive pulley the big plastic one that melts at the nearest sign of an issue I have only been able to locate those new from dealerships, used on e-bay, and in junkyards used they average about 35 bucks new average is about 50 bucks… for the drive pulley ( Full Answer )
There is a bolt in the center of the tensioner (silver). Turn it counterclockwise to loosen it, and then turn the tab with the hex hole in it to the left as well. You'll need a hex-key for this second step.
On the majority of vehicles, the alternator has a mounting bolt that can be loosened and then you move the alternator out away from the belt ; thus applying more tension. This tightens the belt, then while holding it in the new position , re-tighten the mounting bolt.
take serpentine belt off with 15 mm socket-counterclockwise.clockwise to remove bolt, take pulley off and replace with new one.make sure it spins! if it's grinding youre gonna need a newassembly. also, your new pulley may not be factory specs, if soyou'll have to get creative by using some washers t…o tighten itdown. put your belt back on according to diagram, and youre good togo. ( Full Answer )
Remove the belt, then remove the bolt in the center of the spring tensioner with a 15mm wrench, install new one
I've been wrestling with this myself, and here's how I broke it down: The timing belt is a critical part so it's a no brainer ___ replace The water pump is also a critical part that you see and hear of breaking at some point. Further you can't replace the water pump without messing with the …timing belt. So it seems to me, it's a good candidate for replacement as long as you're messing with the timing belt anyway. The idler and the tensioner... it's doubtful that they break that often. If they do, it's not going to break anything else. Also, if you do really have to replace them at some later time after you replace the timing belt, you can replace them without really messing with the belt or the water pump. Therefore I say it's not necessary to replace those two items. THAT IS OF COURSE ASSUMING THAT YOU'RE DOING ALL THE WORK YOURSELF. Paying somebody to do all this work is a little different, because they charge you nearly as much either way. They may even refuse to do the job without replacing everything. Everything should be replaced especially if it is an interference engine at 89% of all cars are. replacing will make it easier to sleep at night knowing nothings going to happen ( Full Answer )
What cause a squeaky noise when accelerate its a 2000 Ford Taurus lx i replaced serp-belt and idler pulley and tens-pulley but still making noise?
Have the charging system tested, I'm thinking maybe alternator is over charging and causing the belt to slip on acceleration.
There are a few different ways to adjust the drive belt or V-belt tension in a vehicle. The most popular used nowadays is a serpentine belt that connects to and activates every pulley in the engine. These serpentine belts require no tension adjustment as they incorporate an automatic belt tensioner.… This type of tensioner has an internal pre-set spring and applies the correct amount of tension to the belt. Some older vehicles and some imports may use a combination of V-belts and serpentine belts in offset pulleys still controlled by the crankshaft pulley. Most often, there are belt tensioners on these vehicles that allow proper tension to be adjusted. ( Full Answer )
Not really. Aside from the normal sort of whirring noises that any rotating device might make, it should not whine. It could be that the bearing is dieing and that you'll have to replace the tensioner. You could try shooting some WD-40 at the bearing. You probably need to try to get at the backs…ide of the pulley. ( Full Answer )
Normally the idler wheel will have a bad bearing and will make a lot of grinding noise and or vibrate big time! If the bearings go out all together you will know real quick like as it will most likely burn or rip the belt off!
It's easy, but you'll need a helper. Once you have a replacement ready to go, find a socket that fits the pulley bolt on your old one. Ensure that there is a belt routing diagram under the hood or take a couple photos or draw one before you take off the belt. Use a long handle socket wrench to pry o…n the pulley against spring tension using bolt to create slack in the belt. At the same time have your helper slip it off one of the top accessories with a screwdriver. Once belt is off, remove bolt that holds tensioner bracket to block. Reverse to reinstall except this time your helper will be trying to put belt over last accessory while you hold pulley. Bump the engine a few times before you start it to ensure ribs on belt backside have all fallen into their grooves. ( Full Answer )
Where is the tensioner pulley or idler pulley on a 2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 2.5L 4-Cyl I am trying to change the serpentine belt?
Standing in front of truck look to your below power steering pump you see a pulley that is your tenisorner pulley 15mm loosing the bolt on pulley above to the left is another 15mm also turn counter clock wise to loosen it this will help remove the belt
You will be best off safely jacking up the passenger front wheel. Remove the wheel for more work room. Loosen the 14mm nut on the pulley. Then back up top there is another 14 mm nut on the top loosen that. Now back under neath remove nut and replace pulley. Reverse for reinstall.
There should be a routing diagram under your hood. be careful, not all accessories turn the same way. you will need a helper. On grooved pulleys, ribs go down, on smooth, they run on the backside. Slip belt on bottom to top following diagram as far as it will go. Use the center bolt on idler pulley …to move it. Just find a socket that fits that bolthead and a wrench with a nice long handle, if it moves to the right act like you are tightening bolt and pulley will move since bolt can only go so tight, at the same time your helper can guide belt over the last accessory at the top of engine-probably alternator. If idler moves the other way against spring, same thing- just use a pry bar instead. ( Full Answer )
pretty much-the 2 get confused all the time. Technically atensioner is an assembly with a spring and an idler is a fixedpulley-most newer cars have both.