First and foremost, make sure you have a diagram before removing the old belt. If there isn�t one under the hood, get out the pencil and paper and draw it out labeling the pullies and arrows pointing to the direction the belt travels on them. Save this paper in the glove compartment when the job is done for future reference. As far as replacing goes, it depends on the engine. Believe it or not, they are different amongst manufacturers, makes and models, so Bclear! If there is a spring loaded tensioner, you�ll need to turn the tensioner back to relieve pressure, and slide the belt off the tensioner pulley. Depending on the tensioner, you may be able to use a socket wrench with the right socket, 3/8� drive with socket wrench, or in some cases, you�ll need a tool that is meant for just this called a belt tensioner wrench. After it is relieved of tension, the belt can be removed. The new one gets routed the same, if you can�t remember, refer to your diagram. If you didn�t make one and can�t remember, listen closely and you�ll hear me laughing at you. Some belts require motor mounts to be removed and some are just plain nasty, such as the 1.9 motor found in Ford escorts. If there is no tensioner. Look for a bolt going through a bracket that the alternater or Power Steering mounts to. Loosen the bolt, pry back whatever components keeps tension, and replace the belt. Make the tension respectfully taunt and tighten bolt back down after the belt is replaced..
I am trying to change the belt on a 2.2 L, 96 Pontiac Sunfire. There is no adjustment on the alt. or power steering that I can see and I cant see how the tensioners work. Anyone have any ideas.
Which belt(s)? accessory belt? the timing belt accessory belt
To fix the Pontiac Sunfire if it jumped time, the timing belt has to be replaced. Then the car has to have the timing set again after the belt is replaced.
No, it has a cam chain.
In a 1995 Pontiac Sunfire : Both the 2.2 and the 2.3 litre four cylinder engines have a timing CHAIN
On the main drive serpentine belt, there is a tensioner pulle. it is positioned at 6:00. relieve tension remove belt. reverse process for reinstallation.
It must have a TIMING CHAIN because Gates ( they make timing belts etc . ) does not list a timing belt for the 2.2 liter or 2.4 liter engines in a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire
Near the top of the belt there is a belt tensioner; it has a pulley attached to it. It is spring loaded and there is a provision to attach a breaker bar to force back the spring; once you do, it is easy to remove the serpentine belt.
Accessory drive belt.Accessory drive belt.
do you have to lower or lift engine to take bolt off belt tentioner 2002 pontiac sunfire.
Get a shop manual from the parts store or AUTOBOOKSONLINE.COM
No, an accessory belt is not considered a serpentine belt. However, a serpentine belt is considered a specific type of accessory belt.
Belt driven accessory lower right side of engine
Take a look at the belt that's driving it when the ac is on.
All 2002 Sunfires, 2.2 and 2.4, had timing chains
I think you mean the Supercharger belt? You cannot drive anywhere without your accessory belt... You can drive as long as you want without your Supercharger belt but be prepared for a substantial loss in power.
How do you change the supercharger belt tensioner in 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP?
I have been told to spray WD40 on the belt, But I found putting Baby Power on the belt works great! (Temporarly) The best way is to replace the belt with a high quality belt.
I just found out that it has a timing chain because mine is being replaced.
It could be but the accessory belt could also be a v-belt type belt.
idler pulley, the only one that will move
I looked for an answer to this question in my Haynes manual and found nothing about how often to change the timing chain. It DOES, however, to into great detail about how to do it. FriPilot simply because they dont have a timing chain on the 2.2 ecotech
The 2004 2.0 liter Pontiac Grand Am does not have a timing belt, but instead has a timing chain which requires no maintenance.
Remove the serpentine belt. Tensioner is below Alternator. Remove the three mounting bolts on the tensioner baracket assembly. Replace entire unit.