Most cars and trucks today have what is called a serpentine belt which runs most accessories.They are very dependable and usually easy to replace. To decide if your belt needs replacing, simply look at the grooved side of the belt to see if it is cracking badly. A couple of cracks every 3 inches is normal, but if you see cracks every 1-2 inches I would recommend that you replace it. On most cars and trucks the procedure is basically the same. First off, get the correct belt by bringing your cars VIN number to the parts store(located on your cars dashboard) the parts store may need it. If there are two choices, get them both so you can complete the repair. Once you have the correct belt, take a minute to review how the belt runs across the pulleys and also check to see if your car/ truck has a underhood diagram of belt routing in case you need it. In most cases you will need a socket wrench or breaker bar with either a 3/8" and /or 1/2" head on it and possibly a short extension. Some models may require a wrench of these similar sizes.Now that you are ready to go to work, you will need to find the spring loaded tensioner which is generally located near the top of the belt path; it usually has a shinny pulley on it. Look at the tensioner and insert the tool into it and apply opposing pressure to release the belt.Now, simply install the new belt making sure it fits into the grooves on all the pulleys. Start the car to check it and you are done and you saved yourelf some money!
I might add that it would be wise to check if the tensioner rotates easily. It often wears out its bearing, and then will freeze up and break the belt. If the belt is bad, then I'd replace the tensioner also.
how do you replace 1997 alternator belt
My 1995 Ford Explorer has a diagram in the front of the engine compartment showing how the serpentine belt is routed . Does your Ford Aerostar not have that .
To replace the alternator belt on a Citroen Berlingo, you have to locate the tensioner. You can loosen it to replace it.
BeltsYes, you must remove all of the belts to replace the alternator belt. The compressor belt first, then the power steering belt then the alternator belt.
The alternator on a Ford E150 van is replaced by loosing the retaining bolts, removing the belt, disconnecting the wiring harness, and unbolting the alternator. A replacement alternator can then be put into place and reattached.
after you remove the fan and fan hood remove the belt and the alternator. you then remove the 6mil bolts and your water pump should come free from the timing chain cover.
Remove the belt from your 1967 Ford Mustang alternator. Disconnect the alternator wiring. Remove the alternator retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new alternator.
loosen the serpretine belt tension and remove the two bolt that hold the alternator
If are driving when this happens, it is usually due to a broken fan belt...this belt turns both your water pump & alternator...
In the six cylinder the alternator holds the top left pulley for the serpentine belt. Directly underneath of where you add engine oil. In fact the pipe for adding engine oil is mounted to the alternator
replace alternator belt
Remove the neg battery cab;e then the wires on the alternator.. Disengage the belt and take the mounting bolts out of the alternator. There should be a routing schematic for the belt on the fan shroud.