Remove the belt, then remove the bolt holding in the idler pulley.
Remove your idler pulley first. it is the pulley right next to the alternator.
Remove serpentine belt. Remove pulley. Install new pulley. Install serpentine belt.
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There is a crankshaft pulley, alternator pulley, power steering pump pulley, AC pulley, idler pulley, tensioner pulley, etc.
when looking at the front of the engine it is below the altinator slightly to the right
Your idler should keep the belts tight. I've had to change my tension idler on my 1997 gtp
A serpentine belt has an idler pulley on is to keep it tight at all times. If your serpentine belt is loose, then something is worn out. Its possible the idler pulley is stuck in its bracket so it cannot move or the spring on it is worn out.
The A/C belt uses an idler pulley accessed from under the car. That lock nut is in the center of the pulley, and the ajustment bolt is located on the side of the pulley.
40 lbs-ft (+/- 5 lbs-ft)
Check the condition of the accessory drive serpentine belt, belt idler pulley and belt tensioner pulley bearings.
How do you replace the serpentine belt in 1997 sunfire
check to see if the belt is cracked or hard. hard or cracked belts are prone to sqealing. also you can use a stethescope or screwdriver(the cheap way) to listen to the pulley itself. carefull not to get caught in the belt while doing this.
Misaligned or bent pulley. Defective idler pulley. Incorrect belt being installed. The belt must be an exact match, or it will self destruct.
Should have an automatic belt tensioner -perhaps it is defective I don't think there is a belt tensioner. Belt tension is adjusted at the power steering pump bracket and idler pulley assembly.
Serpentine belts have a self-adjusting idler pulley that keeps the correct tension on the belt. The idler arm will have either a cutout where a ratchet wrench will fit without a socket or a nut where a socket will fit. Turn the idler arm either clockwise or counter-clockwise (whichever applies to your application) to loosen the tension and remove the serpentine belt. Installation is the reverse of removal.
There should be a sticker under the hood on the radiator support that shows proper belt routing. Alo check belt tensioner for weakness and idler pulley bearings for wear. They go bad very often. The belt goes over the alt,under the idler pulley,over the a.c. comp,under the crank pulley,on the inside of water pump, and around tensioner pulley. There should be a sticker under the hood on the radiator support that shows proper belt routing. Alo check belt tensioner for weakness and idler pulley bearings for wear. They go bad very often. The belt goes over the alt,under the idler pulley,over the a.c. comp,under the crank pulley,on the inside of water pump, and around tensioner pulley.
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First remove the belt. Then, spin each pulley by hand. If the pulley does not feel smooth as it spins or if it makes any noise or if it feels a bit wobbly, replace that pulley.
First you take the air induction vent off from over the radiator shroud. It just pops off from the shroud. Next you look down beside the radiator and you will see bolts that you have to take loose. The radiator shroud is a 2 piece shroud. Once you get the top shroud out you can take the idler pulley loose and take the serpentine belt loose and take the fan blade off. You will be surprised with the room in there once you get that out of the way. I changed mine in about an hour. While you have all that out checked your idler pulley tension because after i replaced the water pump the idler pulley went bad and i had to replaced the serpentine belt again.
Is this a single belt or a serpentine belt system, if so look for belt tension idler pulley and loose belt, or single belt then you will need to loose and release tension on the power steering pump assembly.
With a special tool available at most parts stores. The tool prresses the pulley on.
I found the instructions in a Chiltons #26242 book on Ford Escort/Tracer. I found it easier to remove the alternator as there is a idler pulley hidden beneath it that is a real bugger to get the belt around. Once I solved this problem everything else was easy. The tension pulley that Ford installed really helped as you don't have to adjust the belt.
what you need is a ratchet 15mm socket. Losen the idler then slide off the serpentine belt off. There should be a diagram for routing the belt if not draw a diagram before removing it. Replace the serpentine belt crank it 2 or 3 times but don't start the engine. The 4th time start the engine this time the as the engine is idling eyeball the belt agaisnt the tensioner idler and crank pulley make sure the serpentine is algined. That's It. Bill A Note: Make sure that you have identified the tensioner pulley as apposed to the idler pulley. With the 15mm socket on the tensioner pulley's bolt, rotate it clockwise and this will release the tension on the belt, or in the case of installing a new serpentine belt, allow you to get it where it belongs. This is the case on my 1997 Dodge Caravan, and probably other year makes. Best of luck- Bryan 1993 Dodge Grand Caravan: Rotating the tensioner pulley's bolt clockwise was the way to replace my belt. By the way, the tensioner pulley in my van was one of the smaller ones in the middle of the whole system, attached to a silver arm coming off the tensioner.
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