You don't have to. What you can do is take one bolt off the mount, slide the belt in the space. Then take the other bolt off and slide the belt the rest of the way. Remember to put he last bolt back on.
To answer this i need to know what size engine your talking about.
Comprssor bolt will be in your way so you have to take that off. I take both mounting screws off and the belt comes off. You have to get the ac belt off there , so to do that you just cut the belt with a knife. Then there is no way of loosening the compressor, so what you have to do is loosen the pully wheel. It will be located under the power steering pump. Then all you have to do is slide that pully wheel down the slotted adjuster mount. Then you have to jack the motor up and loosen the engine damper mount and slide a new belt arount the mount. (If you want to take the belt off with out cutting it you will see what I am talking about). It has to be around the mount, and the mount is inside the loop of belt. Thread up the adjustable pully, compressor and drive wheel on the belt. and then Tighten the belt. When the tension is on the belt tighten the nut on the pully. check for the proper deflection.
Find the tensioner and move it to a position to remove the tension from the belt. The belt path is behind a motor mount... So now that the belt is off, I need to figure our how to get it past the motor mount. Stay tuned...
Applies to all Oldmobile Achievas with a V6 3.1 liter engine. Looking at the belt system of the Achieva you notice right away that a piece of the engine is blocking the path. That is the motor mount. To take the belt off the pulley system, pull up on the idler pulley to take tension off the belt. Then slip the belt off and release the idler pulley. Next you have to remove that pesky motor mount, but you cant just unbolt it! Then Engine would fall over, or worse. Instead, place a jack under the engine near the pulley end. Lift the jack to take tension off the mount and THEN unbolt it. The gap between the mount and the engine is where you have to slide the old belt out and the new belt into. After sliding the belt into place reattach the motor mount. Make sure to torque the bolts. I noted that the engine will lean toward the rear of the vehicle when released. It may require a second person to push / pull the engine back into alignment with the motor mount. Get all of the bolts started before tightening. Lastly, lift the idler pulley and put the belt back onto the pulleys, making sure you have centered the belt on the alternator. If you don't get it centered, it will get chewed up quickly. --mark
bottom motor mount has a removable ferrule. simply take off the bottom right bolt and the ferrule can easily be removed allowing you to replace the belt
The water pump is run off of the timing belt. Remove the front cover, you will need to support the motor and take off the passenger side motor mount. With the cover off, mark the timing belt both on the crankshaft and the cam. so you can replace it without worring about the timing. Loosen the tension pully and take the belt off the water punp. Change the pump and replace the belt and cover.
take it to a shop its behind the timing belt cover you have to take every thing off the front of the engine including the motor mount!!!
I am working on that now also. It would be a easy job with the motor out as you have to take off the timing cover and remove the belt. Not an easy job in the car but it can be done. Have to remove motor mount to get to timing cover
Take off the two nuts off the top and bottom of the motor mount that is broken, remove the two bolts with a hammer. You will use the hammer, also, to remove the old motor mount. Put the new motor mount in the same way you took the old one out. Then, replace the nuts and bolts.
you need to remove the motor mount on the pass side. then you have to take off the crank pulley. the cover should then slide off. once there move the tensioner which is attached to the water pump and pull the belt off
You have to take the accessory belt (serpentine) off, then take the left motor mount off while supporting the bottom of the engine. Take the timing cover off and then release the tensioner on the belt to take it off. You line up the timing marks at the crankshaft and the camshaft, put the belt on. Tighten the tensioner, then rotate the crankshaft on the engine at least 2 full turns, then check the timing marks to see if they are still lined up.
No you do not have to take the wheel off but to replace the p/s belt the front motor mount will have to be removed--the engine doesnt drop much but a jack under the pan is helpful- the other belt is on a spring loaded adjuster
take belt off. remove motor mount above pully jack up motor you will get just enough room to work bolt out towards ft.
The water pump is driven by the timing belt. The timing belt has to come of first. To do this you take the splash shield out from the inner fender. The serpentine belt must come off. Then, put a block of wood under the oil pan and raise the motor to remove the motor mount on that side. Take off the timing cover. Release the belt tensioner. Take the belt tensiioner off. Then, you can take the water pump off. The camshaft and crank pulley has to be in line with marks on the block. If you don't get the timing back right it won't start. Even if it's off a little bit it will run, but have no power.
replacing achieva serpentine on a 96i have a 96 and you have to completely remove the motor mount and all of the bolts holding it on the engine to replace the belt,also carefully jack up the engine since it will fall on the ground if you take off the mount
you take off the right passanger tire....... take off the serpentine belt and the power steering belt....... then u take off the harmonic balancer with a three claw gear puller....... then take off the cover behind it....... take off the top cover to the cam gears........ put a jack under the engine....... take off the motor mounts...... then take off the timing belt tensioner..... then take off the belt....... then take of off the water pump......... easy as that
You have to take the tire off and go in from there.
I just changed the belt on a 1997 Bonneville, and this is how I did it... Put a wrench on the tensioner and turn it to loosen the belt, slip the old belt off the alternator pulley and then let the wrench off the tensioner. Slip the belt off the other pulleys and pull the all the slack out of the belt, it should end up around one leg of the motor mount, between the main engine pulley and the A/C compressor. Jack the car up and take off the right front wheel, remove the plastic shroud from the inner fender well. Remove the 18mm nut holding the motor mount, unscrew the stud and remove the spacer between the mount and the engine block. Now you can get the old belt out and a new one in.
if its the one im thinkin you are talkin about ,theres a spacer on one of the bottom bolts that comes out after you that the bolt out. then the belt slips through the space, so you dont have to take off the motor mount bracket.
yes the motor mount and balancer have to come off along with the timing cover and belt not and amitures job
If i was u i would get a manuel because im doing it now and u have to take off the belt tensioners and crank damper pully and no 3 motor mount just to get the timing belt cover off
to install a water pump on a Toyota tercel 1.5.