Alternator defective, or alternator belt broken or slipping.
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.
How do you change a timing belt on a 1999 Plymouth Breeze belt was broken?
take the pump off to loosen the belt first then put on belt and tighten pump and check tension in belt.
how do you change a timing belt on a 1998 Plymouth breeze 2.0 liter engine
The alternator belt is tension to about 12 pounds. This figure is however not a static figure.
Loosen the alternator tensioner bolt. You will be able to slide the alternator either way to adjust the tension on the belt.
The 98 Plymouth breeze has a spring loaded belt tensioner. There is no adjustment, if the belt is loose then the tensioner must be changed.
On a 1998 Plymouth Breeze : Both the 2.0 and the 2.4 liter four cylinder engines have a timing BELT
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.
You have to loosen the tensioner (located near the alternator) then slip the belt off. Disconnect the neg battery terminal. Remove the bolts attaching the alternator to the tensioner and the bolt attaching the alternator the car. Then detach the electrical connector from the alternator.
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 it is a serpentine belt, there is a tension pully that keeps it tight if is a v blet , u generally adjust the tension by moving the alternator
You can replace the timing belt on a 1998 Plymouth Breeze 2.0 engine using a Harmonic Balancer Puller 5.
I know that on the E30's (until 1991) the alternator has a mounting bolt that controls tension on the belt. (1)Just loosen that bolt and the rest is a breeze. (2) Move the alternator in to remove the old belt. (3) Put the new one on. (4) Use a bar or large wrench as a lever to move the alternator out and to put tension on the belt. (5) Hold it there while tightening the mounting bolt. (6) Wash your hands 'cause you're done.
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.
Assuming you have a serpentine belt on that 3.3L engine, the tension on the alternator would be controlled by the idler (tension) pulley. The alternator is stationary.
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 the alternator is driven by a drive belt, the answer is yes. You adjust the tension by loosing the bolts on the alternator mounting brackets and sliding the alternator until the proper tension, (around 1/4" deflection at mid point of the belt) is achieved. If however it has a Serpentine Belt driving the alternator, then there is no adjustment. Tension is held by the idler pulley. If it is loose then the belt is worn out, the idler tensioner is defective, or both.
The alternator is rotated on it's pivot to adjust belt tension.
the alternator serves as the tensioner in atleast the 2.0 engine. I had to replace my belt recently, it wasn't a very complicated matter. Loosen the lower alternator mounting bolt. Then take off the nut on the top left of the alternator. Finally loosen the bolt on the top of the alternator, (it faces you). You can then remove the bolt that runs through the alternator. This will allow you to remove the old belt and replace it.
First you will need to loosen the tension on the belt in order to remove the belt. After that, you will need to remove the bolt holding on the alternator. Installation is the reverse. Dont forget to tension the belt
Get a manual on your car.
Disconnect the 1982 Regal alternator. Loosen the alternator bolts and slide to release belt tension. Put new belt on ( you may have to remove other belts to gain access) and pull the alternator sideways to put medium tension on the belt while tightening the bolts. Reconnect the battery.
"First Remove the Tension bolt from the alternator and remove." "Next take a hammer and gently tap the alternator down" "Do the same with the Tension Mount" "After realigning the alternator and the Tension mount replace the bolt" "BE CAREFUL NOT TOO TIGHT ON THE BELT OR YOU WILL RUIN THE BEARINGS" "GOOD LUCK"