no need for battery disconnect. i believe it is the water pump/alternator batter. simplehow to change alternator beltThat is fairly easy I had the same problem it took me a while hopefully my help will take you less time. ok first off you should already know to disconnect the neg. on your battery. there are two bolts one is located on the top right, and one at the bottem left losen these two bolts and that should let your alternator slide forward, next you will find two pulleys on one rod next to the front right tire turn your alternator belt where the groves are facing up toward the engine and use a large crescent wrench to turn the front pulley turn un till half the belt is be hind the belt on the first pulley then all you need to do is run the belt up to the engine pulley and then around your alternator tighten the alternator back down and then reconecct your battery and drive away
Should be the tensioner that the Alternator belt goes to
how do u replace alternator belt on 2002 mazda protege 5 stationwagon
Tighten the belt until you have 1/2" of deflection at midpoint. I hope this helps you. Mark
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 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!!!!
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
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.
does a 1997 1.5l maxda protege have a timing belt or timing chain. When should i change it.
less than half an inch along the longest stretch