if its a 1.6l try the following (a 1.8l is simply a stretched version so it would look the same). On both however I think you need to remove the Power Steering pump belt first. It is about the same difficulty as the alt belt. Pretty easy unless the p/s pump wont allow you to loosen tension for removal. If this happens, remove the 3 mounting bracket on the front that bolt the pump to the engine and tie it to the side while you replace the alt belt then manuever back into place when you are finshed... Put the car on ramps or otherwise elevate it so that you may easily access 1 bolt from underneath(14mm). Disconnect the battery. Remove the wire attached from the battery (10-12mm). On top of the alt there is two bolts. One is to loosen the alt on the mounting bracket (size is 12mm). The other is to remove tension from the belt for installation and removal (size 12). Neither of these top bolts need removed, just loosen. So, loosen both of these bolts. Crawl underneath and loosen the single bolt underneath the alternator (or at the bottom) enough so that you may easily adjust it from the top. This is a size 14mm and a wrench works best in this tight spot. If it sqeeks it may be too tight. If your battery light come on when you start it then its too loose and you must immediately stop the engine and correct the belt tension. Good luck
how do u replace alternator belt on 2002 mazda protege 5 stationwagon
Remove the power steering belt first then the alternator belt will go on.
you have to loosen the top alternator bolt alowing the alternator to swing forward loosening the belt
Reasons: Cheap Belt Too tight
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
Should be the tensioner that the Alternator belt goes to
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.
What bolts to loosen to put alernator belt on and how to put it on when a/c belt is on.
I am having the same problem with a 99 Protege. I have changed the alternator and aligned/cleaned the pulleys and the problem persists.I replaced the alternator, on my 1997 Mazda Protege, seven times before someone figured out why the serpentine belt kept breaking. It was the belt tensioner! It had to be removed and rebuilt. Now it is working like a charm!! And I havn't had to replace the alternator in over 3 months!!!!
less than half an inch along the longest stretch
Tighten the belt until you have 1/2" of deflection at midpoint. I hope this helps you. Mark
you have to loosen the top alternator bolt alowing the alternator to swing forward loosening the beltThis answer was retreived from the previous page