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How do you put an alternator belt on a 1997 Mazda Protege?


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2011-09-13 06:02:44
2011-09-13 06:02:44

no need for battery disconnect. i believe it is the water pump/alternator batter. simple

how 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

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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!!!!


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