In the 2002, there is an idler beneath the alternator. When it's loosened, the belt relaxes and can be removed. I don't know if it's different in an '04. I had the radiator, air conditioner condensor, and oil cooler out to replace the alternator. I don't know if you can reach the idler without removing these things. I also do not know how easy/difficult it is to rethread the belt since it doesn't just run the alternator.
how do you change 2004 kia sorento alternator belt
The first timing belt change is at 60,000 miles.
You need to remove the serpentine belt and unbolt the old alternator. Bolt on the new one and reinstall the belt. Its that easy.
You dont , its an auto tensioner .
Loosen the alternator tensioner bolt. The alternator belt will become loose. Remove the alternator belt. Put the new alternator belt on and reverse the process.
The alternator is driven by the drive belt. Find the belt and follow the routing and you will find the alternator.
You have to remove the power steering belt and the AC belt to remove the alternator belt.
Remove the belt by using a 3/8 ratchet in the belt tensioner below the alternator. Insert the ratchet into the tensioner and push to loosen the belt. When the belt is loose, remove it from the alternator. Remove the electrical connections from the alternator. Then remove the 3 mounting bolts. The alternator should now be diaconnected from the engine. Installation is the reverse.
can you change the alternator belt in a 1998 Chevy metro from under the car.
Begin by removing the alternator tensioner bolt. Slide the alternator to the left. Remove the alternator belt. Reverse the process to install the new alternator belt.
To change the alternator belt an a 1985 Chevy Celebrity: 1. Loosen the adjuster bolt and the mounting bolt. 2. Move the alternator to release the belt tension and remove the belt. Reverse to reinstall a new belt.