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
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
Reasons: Cheap Belt Too tight
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.
Should be the tensioner that the Alternator belt goes to
What bolts to loosen to put alernator belt on and how to put it on when a/c belt is on.
you have to loosen the top alternator bolt alowing the alternator to swing forward loosening the beltThis answer was retreived from the previous page
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!!!!
Tighten the belt until you have 1/2" of deflection at midpoint. I hope this helps you. Mark
less than half an inch along the longest stretch
The 2000 Mazda Protege has electric fans, hence there is no fan belt to change.
Every 60,000 miles in a 93 Mazda Protege
How do you replace power steering belt on 2003 Mazda protege ?1.6
in your face :)
Turn the belt inside out. you need to get it under the power steering belt and to the other side of the pulley. You can use a crescent wrench to turn the pulley and get the belt under the other one. Turn the belt back right side out. loosen the alternator bolt and place the belt around the alternators pulley. Tighten the alternator bolt.
if the belt just coems of its should eb about $40 not including towing and that is on a manual transmission
More than likely incorrectly aligned or buckled pulley or overtightened or seized pully
Mazda recommends that the belt be replaced every 105k.
The cost to replace a 1999 Mazda Protege serpentine belt will vary depending on the cost of parts and cost of labor. The prices for the serpentine belt start at $14.56.
The tension bolt should not be removed. The four bolts holding the alternator in place need to be removed, the loosening tension bolt will give enough slack to get the belt off.
transmition with chain.
First you need to remove the AC belt to be able to install the alternator belt.This can be accomplished by loosening the hinge bolt and set bolt on the side. Then adjust the tensioner bolt till you can slip the AC belt off.Then you need to loosen the alternator hinge bolt and the set bolt on the side. Then adjust the tensioner bolt to the point where you can put the new alternator belt on to the main drive pulley, water pump and alternator pulleys. Then tighten the tensioner bolt till the belt has about 1/2 of give in the middle of the belt. Once in place tighten the set belt and hinge bolt.Repeat the same process for putting the AC belt back on.***I have replaced my alternator belt 4 times in the last two years and need to install it for the 5th time. I just found out that there is a consistent issue with Protoges and aftermarket alternator belts and proper fit. Save your self the time of doing this job over and over again and buy the OEM belt from your Mazda dealer.***