I just replaced the Power Steering belt and alternator belt of my 1998 Mazda Protege ES and it took me quite many hours to figure it out since there is hardly sufficient space to see and reach to all the bolts. For power steering belt, from top of the engine compartment, use a 14 mm ratchet socket turning couter clockwise of the tension screw located underneath power steering pump to release the belt tension. Then, either use a 14 mm boxed wrench to loosen the pivot screw bolt or rotate the power steering pulley to align the pulley openings to the pivot screw bolt so that one can fit the 14 mm ratchet socket through the opening to loosen the pivot screw bolt. Next, one needs to remove the right front wheel, support the car with jack stand. Also remove the front wheel well plastic cover to allow reach to the tension lock bolt that holds the power steering pump tension adjustment piece. Use a 14 mm boxed wrench, turning couter clockwise to loosen it. If the power steering pump drops downward and the belt is loose, remove the belt. If not, one can use a piece of wood, holding against the power steering pump body and hit with a hammer to force the power steering pump go downward and the belt should be loose enough to be removed. To install the belt, just reverse the steps. Place the new belt over the power steering pulley, A/C compressor pulley if so equiped, and crank shaft pulley. Use a piece of wood to push the power steering pump upwards as far as one can, at the mean time, tighten the tension lock bolt with a 14 mm boxed wrench from the wheel well opening. Then, from top of the engine compartment, turn the tension adjustment screw clockwise to adjust the belt tension. Tighten the pivot screw bolt at last. Start the engine for a few minutes, check and belt tension, adjust if necessary. Hope this helps and good luck.
power steering fluid resivour
Screwed into the side of the power steering pump.
How do you replace power steering belt on 2003 Mazda protege ?1.6
Right on the power steering pump. pointing to the front of the car.
Check for a loose power steering belt.
i need to change my alternator belt and don't know where the tension wheel is so i can take off the other belt to replace the alternator belt on my 94 Mazda protege 1.6l
This year Mazda protege does not have a serpentine belt. It has two belts, one for the alternator/water pump, and the other for the power steering and a/c.
Remove the power steering belt first then the alternator belt will go on.
Punch the person that told you to change it in the first place. It has electrically assisted power steering. No fluid.
Brake system, low lubricants, excessive wear and tear of power steering system, for starters.
You disconnect the power and ground and take the old battery out n put in a new one.
There is an adjusting bolt on the bottom of the PSP, loss it and push the PSP down, the remove the belt.............. it will be easy
This applies to a 2003 Mazda Protege: It depends on what type of engine you have. For the 1.6L engine, the oil dipstick is the front-passenger side area, close to the power steering reservoir. For the 2.0L engine, the dipstick is on the same side but towards the back, close to the wheel.
RX 8s do not have power steering pumps they use an electric power steering system. If you are having trouble good luck the dealer I went to just wanted to change it out instead of a easy electrical fix.
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The Pulley is slipping forward during pump engagement and tightening the belt to breaking point. Tighten or replace bolts holding power steering pump to the bracket. I have been hearing a pulley that sounded loose or like it was gonna fail and have been waiting on the serpentine belt to break on 1996 Mazda protege. Will I feel that the pulley is slipping?
if you don't know how to do it, hire someone who does. this can be a dangerous procedure, if there is power to the air bag when it is disconnected, it will discharge, it has been know to break unsuspecting necks.
There are so many posiblities that no answer is possible to this question
If you have an electric power steering system, that means you HAVE NO FLUID. Therefore no fluid to change in the 1st place.
Hi-pressure power steering line
A 1992 - 1995 Power steering switch can be found for sale on the internet for about 100$
Under the bonnet. :-)
power steering fluid. power steering fluid. power steering fluid.