This was hard to do on my 1986 2.5L 4-cylinder because in order to put the new alternator belt on... you have to get the AC belt off... to replace either belt you have to remove both. first what you have to do is loosen up the 2 pivot bolts on the AC compressor from underneath the car.. mine were pretty stubborn but i eventually got em to budge... once you can move the AC, remove the crank/water pump/AC belt. then loosen up the alternator pivot bolt located on the underside of the alternator...(this can be done from either top or bottom) once you can move the alternator.. slip the belt onto the alternator pulley and around the water pump and crank. then tighten the alternator pivot bolts while putting as much possible tension onto the belt and re-tighten alternator into place. then put or replace crank/water pump/AC belt and re-tighten the AC while putting as much possible tension on the belt by pushing the AC forward with a pry bar or screwdriver. then tension up the belts so they give no more than 1/2" when you pull them at the midpoints of their spans.
If you have a short belt that bypasses the compressor you can drive without air conditioning. If your belt is completely off, you can drive without ac, power steering, water pump and alternator for about a quarter mile before your engine overheats.
It drives the alternator, power steering, and ac compressor.
The ac belt will need to have the tensioner to take the belt off. The serpentine belt is in front of the compressor belt and will have to be removed first.
If the belt only drives the ac compressor, loosen the compressor mounting bolts to let pressure off of the belt. Remove the belt and put on the new one. Pull the compressor to the side and put enough pressure to tension the belt as you tighten the bolts.
It has one serpentine belt for the AC compressor and alternator, and a V-belt for the power steering. ~Pengauin
Yes you can. However, they do not make a specific serpentine belt for bypassing the ac compressor on a 99-01 Hyundai Sonata. You would have to measure the exact length you need to bypass the ac compressor. The belt would then go around the power steering, crankshaft, and alternator. The tension can be adjusted to fit this custom belt as well.
If it has AC assist and the compressor is shot, cut the belt or disconnect the defrost from the compressor.
It's a risk, in any case. Even if the belt only goes to the AC compressor (and not the alternator, as well), there is the possibility that it could take out the other belts when it breaks.
first you must loosen a 12mm bolt behind the pulley of the ac compressor, its a little tough to get to, but you can get it with an extended wrench, then loosen up the ac compressor bolt, pry it forward if it doesnt do it automatically, take your timing belt off, then go to your alternator bolt unerneath the alternator, loosen it rock it forward and pull off your belt, obviously reverse everything you just did to put it back together P.S. you can pretty much rebuild the geo storm engine with a 12mm wrench, lol
This was hard to do on my 86 2.5L 4 cylinder because in order to put the new alternator belt on... you have to get the other belt off... first what you have to do is loosen up the 2 pivot bolts on the AC compressor from underneath the car.. mine were pretty stubborn but i eventually got em to budge... once you can move the AC, remove the crank/water pump/AC belt. then loosen up the alternator pivot bolt located on the underside of the alternator...(this can be done from either top or bottom) once you can move the alternator.. slip the belt onto the alternator pulley and around the water pump and crank. then tighten the alternator pivot bolts while putting as much possible tension onto the belt and re-tighten alternator into place. then put or replace crank/water pump/AC belt and re-tighten the AC while putting as much possible tension on the belt by pushing the AC forward with a pry bar or screwdriver. good luck
You move the AC compressor and the alternator to adjust tension. Has to be done from under car.
It transfers the crankshaft rotation to the alternator, water pump, ac compressor, and power steering pump.
how do you route the alternator and ac belt on a 2001 Mitsubishi eclipse
In Short Yes Did it on my own 01 civic Just need to get different belt for the alternator
The theory to " spin" the alternator is the same as spinning an air compressor. The ac motor, whether a single plase or industrial three phase motor, to turn the belt or chain driven item,alternator or air compressor pump. the schematic for an air compressor would give you this answer for the a.c.app.
The "serpentine" belt does not serpentine. It runs the alternator and water pump only. To change you will need to work from underneath. If you have AC remove the AC belt by loosing the AC adjuster bolt and sliding the compressor over. If you have to take the AC belt off better change it, they are cheap and you don't want to do this again for a long time. Loosen the alternator adjuster pinch bolt. Some Fireos has a adjuster screw, some don't Move the alternator to loosen belt. Remove and install new. Tension belt to recommended tension on packaging on new belt. Reinstall AC belt, use the tension instructions on the package.
The ac compressor is the larger one, the alternator is the smaller one.The ac compressor is the larger one, the alternator is the smaller one.
Loosen the belt tensioner and take the old belt off. Put the new one on and let the tensioner back in position. If you don't have a tensioner, you'll have to loosen the alternator and ac compressor adjusting bolts.
Many cars can have the ac compressor bypassed. Buying a belt for the same model vehicle without ac should be the correct length for a replacement.
bad alternator or ground to ac compressor
it is probably the bearings going out in the ac compressor pulley or belt slippage. the reason it is different when it is on is because the belt is not under "load" or has resistance.
No. The timing belt or chain connects to crankshaft and camshafts. The serpentine belt connects the crankshaft with the alternator, ac compressor, power steering, etc.
I have the dreaded belt squeals, this happened after a valve job and the dealer didnt tighten the belts enough. Like the A/C compressor the alternator has an adjusting stud, a pivot bolt and a tightening bolt, this is what I can not find. I found all 3 components on the a/c compressor but am still looking for the altSomewhere it was said that it's the same as in the 91 Honda Accord.IF true..Both the alternator and the AC compressor run off the SAME belt.And ther is NO adjusting stud, etc. on the alternator.Soo..Please tell me How to get to the AC adjust components.(with only one belt, it makes no sense for BOTH to have adjustors.)start off by taking out the power steering pump..one of the bolts you have to look through the pully to see it...it has 2 10mm bolts that hold the tensioner.the top blot on it is a 14mm and the bottom blot is a 12mm.....pull off the belt......next step is the alternator remove the 10mm tensioner blots...remove the belt....take out the top and bottom bolt and remove the alternator....putting it back in is the same why you took it out...hope this helps you out..Additional info: The AC compressor does NOT have a tensioner. It does operate from the same belt as the alternator and the adjuster on the alternator is the one used. The power steering pump has it's own belt and adjuster.
Replace belt self tensioner, if applicable. Adjust belt tension. Replace belt. Have ac pressures checked. AC compressor may be failing.