The 93 Acclaim has a serpentine belt. The tensioner below the alternator is what keeps the tension. If you have not tension I would replace the belt first and then check the tensioner.
It should have a spring loaded automatic tensioner, if the spring is broke replace the tensioner arm assembly
Loosen the alternator tensioner bolt. You will be able to slide the alternator either way to adjust the tension on the belt.
It uses a spring loaded belt tensioner I believe. The tensioner is automatically set. IF there is not enough tension, then replace the tensioner. The belt may be stretched and need replacment however.
If it is a drive belt and not a serpentine belt is has no tensioner. You manually adjust the tension by normally adjusting tension by moving the alternator. Loosen to bolts holding the alternator in place and then adjust the tension. Tighten the bolts when the tension is right. If it is serpentine belt if you follow the belt around the the engine you will see the tensioner.
If the tensioner isn't working right, you replace it. Tension is determined by the tensioner and is not adjustable.
You can loosen the tension on your alternator belt by loosening the tensioner bolt. When the tensioner bolt is loose you can slide the alternator to the left.
My suburban has a automatic tensioner therefore I need to do is take the tension off with a long wrench and slide the belt from underneath it and replace it with the new one. The tensioner is right by the water pump. If not then you will need to loosen the alternator bolt and drop the alternator to loosen the tension. Trust me manuals can be your best friend!!
Simple... See how and where the old one is and put it the same way... All you have to do is loosen the belt by loosening the belt tensioner. Then unplug the cable, remove the bolts that hold the alternator. Replace it with the new one, plug it in, put the belt on and tighten the tensioner to give the belt "tension" obviously. and Presto
What about this tensioner? How do you remove it, or how do you releave the tension so you can replace the belt?
The tensioner has a spring in it that provides the correct tension for the belt. If it is too loose, replace the tensioner.
I recently replaced the alternator on my 96' Lumina. 1. Remove the serpentine belt off the engine by locating the belt tensioner and removing the tension req'd to remove the belt. (there is usually a diagram in the engine compt. showing the tensioner location and belt path) 2. Remove required bolts (2) I believe... & elec. harness plug from alternator. 3. Replace alternator & reverse process.
if your not sure how to change the alternator take it to a mechanic, otherwise you just un bolt it , disconnect the harness then replace with a new one, you will have to take the belt off first by removing the tension on the tensioner
Near the top of the serpentine belt path is a belt tensioner; it is spring loaded and has a shinney pulley on it. Insert a wrench into this tensioner and pull against it and the tension will be released so you can replace your belt. I am assuming your question is about the serpentine belt.
Automatic tensioner- no adjustment required, or provided. If the tensioner is out of limits, replace the tensioner.
if the car doesn't have an automatic tensioner than if the belt is around the alternator pully you loosen the bolt holding the alternator on and move the alternator to tighten the belt.
The tensioner is automatic, if it fails to tension the belt enough a new tensioner and belt should be fitted, beware it in not an easy job. Dave.
Use a 1/2 or 3/8 breaker bar to relieve tension on belt tensioner to remove and replace belt - the automatic belt tensioner is the only adjustment
Look for the tensioner pulley. There are threads on the tensioner arm that you have to put a bolt into. Turn the bolt and the tensioner will loosen. The belt will slide off. Put the new one on and remove the bolt in the tensioner. 2: I personally use a pair of vise grip and pry the tensionner arm
If it is a serpentine belt, the tension is automatically adjusted by the tension idler. If the belt is loose then the tensioner needs replacing. If it is a normal drive belt, then the alternator is mounted on a slotted bracket that allows you to adjust the position of the alternator. You can loosen the bolts and adjust the tension on the belt.
There is a tensioner bolt that you need to geta wrench onto to loosen the tension on the belt. After that you get underneaththe vehicle and remove the retaining bolts and drop the alternator a little to disconnect the plug on the back. Install is reverse...
You don't. The tension on the belt is held tight by a spring loaded tensioner idler.
If the truck doesnt have a tensioner than you must adjust the alternator
Should have an automatic belt tensioner - if tension not correct replace tensioner
Remove Battery Negative Cable & secure away from post. Release tension on Belt Tensioner & remove Serpentine Belt from Alternator Pulley. Remove Battery Cable & Electrical Plug from Alternator. If applicable, remove Power Steering Line Clip from Alternator. Remove Alternator Mounting Bolts. Remove Alternator. Installation is reverse.....