answersLogoWhite

0

  • Serpentine Belts
  • Pontiac Sunfire
  • Timing Belts and Chains

How do you change the accessory belt on a 97 Pontiac Sunfire?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2015-07-16 18:57:00

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..

001
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Your Answer

Loading...

Still have questions?

Related Questions

How do you put on a belt on a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire?

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.


How do you change the accessory belt in a 2002 Toyota Highlander?

Which belt(s)? accessory belt? the timing belt accessory belt


My Pontiac Sunfire jumped time how do you fix it?

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.


Does Pontiac 2003 sunfire has a timing belt?

No, it has a cam chain.


Does the 1995 Pontiac Sunfire have a timing belt or timing chain?

In a 1995 Pontiac Sunfire : Both the 2.2 and the 2.3 litre four cylinder engines have a timing CHAIN


How do you change the accessory belt on an '87 Pontiac Sunbird?

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.


Is there a timing belt or timing chain in a 1996 Pontiac sunfire?

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


How do you change a 1990 Pontiac Sunbird accessory belt?

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.


What is a serpentine belt also known as?

Accessory drive belt.Accessory drive belt.


how do you take bolt off of belt tentioner2002pontiacsunfire?

do you have to lower or lift engine to take bolt off belt tentioner 2002 pontiac sunfire.


What is the easiest way to remove the belt on a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire?

Get a shop manual from the parts store or AUTOBOOKSONLINE.COM


Will a serpentine belt off a 2002 Pontiac sunfire fit a 1999 Chrysler Cirrus?

Highly doubtful.


Is an accessory belt a serpentine belt?

No, an accessory belt is not considered a serpentine belt. However, a serpentine belt is considered a specific type of accessory belt.


Where is the ac compressor on a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am?

Belt driven accessory lower right side of engine


How do you stop vibrations to the front of 1999 Pontiac Sunfire when ac is on?

Take a look at the belt that's driving it when the ac is on.


Does a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire have a timing belt or chain?

All 2002 Sunfires, 2.2 and 2.4, had timing chains


How far could you safely drive 1999 Pontiac GTP with Supercharger without accessory drive belt?

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?

How do you change the supercharger belt tensioner in 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP?


How do you get rid of squeel on the belt of a 1995 Pontiac sunfire?

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.


Does the Pontiac Sunfire 2002 have a timing chain or a timing belt?

I just found out that it has a timing chain because mine is being replaced.


Is the accessory belt tensioner the same as the serpentine belt tensioner?

It could be but the accessory belt could also be a v-belt type belt.


What pully do you loosen to change the belt on a 96 sunfire?

idler pulley, the only one that will move


At how many kilometres do you change your timing belt in a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire?

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


When to change a 2004 Pontiac grand am timing belt?

The 2004 2.0 liter Pontiac Grand Am does not have a timing belt, but instead has a timing chain which requires no maintenance.


How do you remove a belt tensioner for a 1997 Pontiac sunfire?

Remove the serpentine belt. Tensioner is below Alternator. Remove the three mounting bolts on the tensioner baracket assembly. Replace entire unit.