How do you take the alternator belt off of a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am?
On the 4 cylinder engine, there is an belt tensioner right under the alternator pulley and slightly back. It keeps spring loaded tension on the belt so that you don't have to ever adjust the belt tension. Put a 15mm wrench on the tensioner pulley bolt and push towards the back of the car. This will allow enough play in the belt that it can be slipped off the pulley. Be careful when replacing that the grooves are properly seated in all the pulleys or the belt can be destroyed in very short order.
The V-6 engine is probably similar.
alternator belt on any vehicle should be tight enuff that you can push down about 1/8 of and inch on the longest straightest part of belt if engine has a serpentine belt, the belt tensioner will automatically keep belt at correct tension and you don't need to worry bout it unless your rensioner is not working correctly
It is the same as My 1995 Grand am. you take the belt off the alternator and then unbolt it after it is unbolted remove it and then un plug the back of it that is all there is to it. Listen people. I keep seeing answers to question like the one here i am commenting on. " UNBOLT THE ALTERNATOR " is not an answer! --- The person asking the question already knows that…
There is no idle pulley on 1995 GC's with 4.0 Inline 6. To replece the serpentine belt; 1) Draw a diagram of the existing routing. 2) Loosen the alternator. 3)Remove old belt and compare to the new belt. 4) Install new belt. 5) Tighten new belt by tightening alternator. on the 5.2 and 5.6 just rotate tension pulley to the right if you are standing in front of Jeep install and release the tension pulley…
Disconnect the battery negative. Disconnect the wires from the alternator - there should be a quick connect plug, and, in the back of the alternator, you'll need to undo the nut which holds in the wire that goes from the alternator to the battery positive. Remove the serpentine belt... while not personally familiar with the Pontiac G6, it most likely has a serpentine belt, which means there's a belt tensioner... hook a ratchet to the…
This operation is of moderate difficulty and can be done with hand tools. First the battery cables should be disconnected. Second, the tensioner pulley should be depressed to free the serpentine belt. At this point the alternator can be unbolted from the its engine accessory mount. The new alternator, belt, and cables can then be reinstalled and connected, in that order.
Disconnect negative battery cable first. Locate alternator. locate belt tensioner. Use rachet to retract belt tensioner so belt can be removed off alternator. Remove alternator mounting bolts. disconnect positive cable and field wires from alternator. Remove alternator. Reverse to install. Removal of negative battery cable first prevents a short should the wrench touch metal or car ground. Some mechanics just remove the positive cable but risk a dead short shoud the wrench touch vehicle ground.
before you do anything with the alternator, make sure to unplug the battery. Then unplug the cables going into the alternator. There should be two. For the belt there is an engine part called a pulley - lift the pulley upwards to loosen the belt and take it off the alternator. Next you can unscrew the bolts attaching the alternator and take it out.
Loosen the serpentine belt by removing one bolt and loosening the other on the belt tensioner located in the top middle of the belt position. Remove the serpentine belt from the alternator. Next remove the 3 bolts holding in the alternator and unplug the wiring harness attached. The alternator should now be able to come free with a little coaxing depending on its condition. Repeat in backwards order when installing a new alternator.