I'm not a mechanic but I just had to have the belt tensioner replaced on my 99 ZX2. There are no other adjustments.
Yes, have it checked every time the belt is replaced. Especially if yours is one of the ones made with a hard PVC plastic, which in some climates, can become warped over time by extreme heat/cold.
go to a mechanic
The tensioner is a moving part and can wear out like any other mechanical part, however, there is one bolt in the front of the tensioner pulley (15mm) that holds the tensioner in pace. Make sure that it is tight, no play in the part. There really is no "tightening" of the belt because that is the tensioner's job. If your belt is loose or squeaking you may want to replace the part. That is what I am doing. I have a 2004 Ram 2500 4x4 w/ 5.7L HEMI and am replacing the tensioner. There are 80K miles on the rig and I maintain it meticulously. Troubleshooting the consistent squeaking after the belt r&r I decided it is the tensioner and my mechanic conferred. Oreilly's has the OEM part for $45 (DODGE HOUSE IS $75.00) and it will take 20 minutes to change the tensioner and reinstall the new belt.
if ur mechanic is anything like mine £130
Getting the serpentine belt onMost vehicles don't require you to remove parts to install the serpentine belt. Most vehicles have a diagram on the hood or under the hood showing the proper alignment and direction of a serpentine belt. There is a tensioner that must be pulled to allow you to install the belt. With out a 1/2" Socket wrench you will not be able to put the belt on your car. If you don't have a diagram and cant find the tensioner pulley I suggest asking a mechanic for help. Its not time consuming if you know what your doing. I can change my serpentine belt in 10 mins MAX, on my Lincoln caddy and x terra. None of them require removing a part.
by taking it to a mechanic
i brought my car to mechanic they install the serpentine belt # 950k6 is that the right belt
take it to a mechanic who knows what there doing
You cant as an amateur mechanic. The engine has to be moved to unscrew the bolt of the tensioner. Take the car to a garage.
it's a nightmare, get a real mechanic.
Timing Chain Tensioner for a 92 Nissan maxima is roughly 100$-140$ and water pump around 100$ NAPA Auto parts prices Timing Chain Tensioner for a 92 Nissan maxima is roughly 100$-140$ and water pump around 100$ NAPA Auto parts prices
I'm not much of a mechanic but, it may be too loose.
Code PO342, Camshaft sensor came up, mechanic says replacing the balve cover gasket will fix this. Does that sound right?
ask a mechanic sucka!
On that year there is no tensioner for the alternator. However there is a tensioner for the entire serpentine belt. It looks like a turkey leg with a wheel on the small end. there is a 3/8" square hole that you can insert a breaker bar to releave tension on the tensioner. It is on the front of the engine on the left front side. If there is excessive slack on the belt you may lose power, power steering, water pressure, and a few other things. So if you are not familiar with this, it is best to have a mechanic check the belt tension.
A 97 SC2 does not have a timing belt, it has a timing CHAIN. The timing chain tensioner is INSIDE the engine, behind the oil pump. Replacing the timing chain tensioner is a complex process, requiring substantial engine dis-assembly, and you should replace the timing chain and sprockets at the same time.HOWEVER...If, as I suspect, you are being told that you need to replace the serpentine belt tensioner, it's a relatively simple process, back off the old tensioner, remove the belt (may as well put on a new one when you're done), a couple bolts and the old tensioner is gone, then put the new one in it's place, tighten it up and install the new belt. Probably a 15 minute process if you have all of the tools and supplies with you. NOTE, it will be much easier if you remove the passenger side tire, pull out the inner fender liner (for access to the engine), and work on it from there.
Most serpentine belts can be changed on the side of the road. It is usually an extremely simple procedure.
Replacing the timing belt on a Ford Contour involves removing the right motor mount, removing the serpentine belt, crankshaft pulley, and idler pulleys, removing the upper and lower timing belt covers and loosing the timing belt tensioner. It would be wise to replace the tensioner. The whole kit is about $160. You have to buy a timing tool to properly do the job. Cost about $45. Upon installation the camshafts need to be aligned with the crankshaft using the top dead center timing mark on the crankshaft pulley and slots in the crank shafts. That's where the timing tools come in. The kit has step by step instructions. Total parts will run about $200, but a mechanic is gonna charge $5-600 so it's worth it.
A mechanic is somebody who works on anything basically with a motor or electricity. They fix that stuff to make it work.
The cost of replacing the wheel bearings on a 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora is about $120. This depends on the hourly cost of the mechanic.
Belts are relatively easy to replace with a little knowhow. They generally cost less than $50. If you are interesting in doing it yourself pick up a chiltons or haynes manual at your auto store. Serpentine belts typically take less than 30 seconds to replace. So make sure you are not getting ripped off by a mechanic telling you its a big deal.
I HAD TO REPLACE MY SERPENTINE BELT BUT ENDED UP HAVING A MECHANIC DO IT FOR ME AND AT THE SAME TIME HE SAID THAT IT TOOK A SPECIAL TOOL TO REMOVE THE TENSION PULLY. THE TENSION SPRING ON THE PULLY HAD FROZEN. Ive replaced both the tensioner pulley and tensioner assembly on my 90 Dynasty 3.3 there are no special tools required its a 15mm both for both the pulley and assembly, tho there is a bit of patience required as neither is very easy to get to but its not terribly diffcult
That depends on your level of competence. It's not difficult, in fact it's one of he most simple jobs. You do, however, need to really look closley at the routing of the serpentine belt and make sure you make a drawing. That's the most common problem. To replace the serp belt, just back off the tensioner, pull the old belt off then put the new one back in it's place.
I had the same problem. I took it to a mechanic and they told me it was the ignition switch.