Loosen the alternator tensioner bolt. You will be able to slide the alternator either way to adjust the tension on the belt.
Remove the upper through bolt of the alternator, remove the bottom bolt of the alternator by unscrewing the nut. Slide the belt off pulley. Install the new alternator. Replace and tighten the bolts (You will need to use a torque wrench to tighten to the proper foot-pounds of torque. You can find the torque specs for you bolts by going to a Honda forum). Adjust the tension bolt until there is enough tension on the belt (if not enough tension you will hear the belt squeak when you stat your car).
The alternator is rotated on it's pivot to adjust belt tension.
If it is a serpentine belt, the tension is automatically adjusted by the tension idler. If the belt is loose then the tensioner needs replacing. If it is a normal drive belt, then the alternator is mounted on a slotted bracket that allows you to adjust the position of the alternator. You can loosen the bolts and adjust the tension on the belt.
If it is a drive belt and not a serpentine belt is has no tensioner. You manually adjust the tension by normally adjusting tension by moving the alternator. Loosen to bolts holding the alternator in place and then adjust the tension. Tighten the bolts when the tension is right. If it is serpentine belt if you follow the belt around the the engine you will see the tensioner.
If the truck doesnt have a tensioner than you must adjust the alternator
In order to take off the existing alternator belt you must take off the power steering belt first. For each belt (the alternator belt and the power steering belt) you will need to loosen a couple of bolts that hold the belts tight. There is also a bolt used to adjust the belt tension that you must adjust. I would purchase a CHILTON or HAYNES maintenance manual from an auto parts store or a book store. It will explain this very well and it has pictures.
How To Replace Alternator on 98 to 02 Honda Accord V6 Coupe or Sedan One of the common symptoms for bad alternator is that all your dash lights will turn on while you are driving. = Removal: = * Ensure you have the anti-theft code for the radio. * Disconnect the battery negative cable first and then disconnect the battery positive cable. * Move the auto-tensioner "A" to relieve tension from the alternator belt "B" and remove the alternator belt.* Disconnect the condenser fan motor connector "A" from the condenser fan shroud.* Remove the condenser fan/shroud assembly "B". * Disconnect the 4-pin connector "A" and black wire "B" from the alternator.* Remove the mount bolt "A" and alternator bracket mounting bolt "B". Remove the harness clamp "C" from the alternator bracket.* Now you can remove the alternator. Depending upon the clearance you have, it might take a few tries before the alternator comes out of the car. = Installation: = * Follow the removal steps in reverse order to install the the alternator. * Adjust the alternator belt tension or the alternator AC belt tension. * Enter the anti-theft code for the radio.
Loosen the upper and lower alternator mounting bolts. Turn the adjustment bolt on the lower left-hand side of the alternator. You should only be able to bend the belt 90 degrees at its longest run, in the middle. When done adjusting, tighten the upper and lower alternator mounting bolts.
Yes, it is used to adjust the tension on the A/C compressor. Looking into the engine compartment from the passenger side it is to the left of the alternator. To adjust tension you need to loosen the bolt which holds the pulley and then adjust the bolt which is directly above the pulley. Once you have proper tension tighten the pulley bolt.
In the center arm rest is a cover at the bottom that can be removed to expose the emergency brake cable, and a nut to adjust the tension.
turn the brake piston to adjust. adjust all the way down.
If the alternator is driven by a drive belt, the answer is yes. You adjust the tension by loosing the bolts on the alternator mounting brackets and sliding the alternator until the proper tension, (around 1/4" deflection at mid point of the belt) is achieved. If however it has a Serpentine Belt driving the alternator, then there is no adjustment. Tension is held by the idler pulley. If it is loose then the belt is worn out, the idler tensioner is defective, or both.
If the tensioner isn't working right, you replace it. Tension is determined by the tensioner and is not adjustable.
where is the location of tensioner of 2002 3.1 L Chevy Malibu to adjust if replacing the alternator?
Because the alternator puts a load on the engine of several horsepower, the belt must be very tight. However, if it is too tight, the bearings of the alternator shaft will wear out quickly. To tension the belt properly, adjust until there is about 1/2 inch of play in the center of the longest span. If this does not stop the squealing, the belt may have been glazed from being too loose, and needs to be replaced.
Does your car have one belt? Or does it have 2 belts? if it has one belt..............it's called a serpentine belt and you need to find the idler pulley and insert a 3/8 inch ratchet in the hole and take the tension off the belt, slide the belt off the pulley and then replace the alternator. With serpentine belts, you do not adjust the slack on the belt using the alternator, the idler pulley adjust the slack on the belt and keeps tension on it. If you have 2 belts then you may have an adjustable alternator but most cars this new have one belt. If you have 2, check back with your question updated.
Adjust the belt or replace it with a new one.
generally no, you can adj the cables that would create more tension, you can replace belts or replace the worn pulleys
No you can not. You need to replace the tensioner.
No. You need to replace the tensioner.
Adjust or replace the brake light switch.
Loosen Tension Wheel centre bolt and un-adjust using 10mmm spanner.. this will allow removal of power steering belt. Loosen alternator bolts and un-adjust with 8mm adjusting bolt located at front /underside of alternator. fit new belt and tension using 8mm tensioning bolt,tighten tension wheel centre nut using 13mm socket, i use 13mm socket and mole grips as there is limited space, Replace power steering belt and tension using 10mm spanner , re tighten alternator holding bolts 15mm spanner4/socket. This was carried out on a Rover 216se. there may be more professional ways to carry out this repair, but it worked for me.....
You move the AC compressor and the alternator to adjust tension. Has to be done from under car.