How do you tighten the belt on a 1993 Probe?
Actually there are 2 different tensioners used.
On the 4 cylinders engine there is a spring hooked up to the tensioner bearing plate. If that one breaks you will have to replace the belt and also check the engine for faults since the 4 cylinder engine is an interference engine eg. the valves can (95% of the times) hit the pistons and bend.
Location: Top of engine in the middle of the two cam sprocket wheels.
On the 5 cylinder engine there is an hydraulic tension piston that pushes on a notch on the tensioner bearing plate.
It can be pressed back into place if one takes it off from the engine (2 bolts) and place it in an vice and gently and slowly presses the piston back in until you can push a tiny allen key through the hole and lock it in position.
If there is no resistance in the push rod and you can push it back with your hands you will have to get an replacement.
You can how ever reuse the timing belt if it looks in good shape (best is always to buy a new belt) if needed in an emergency.
The 6 cylinder engine is also a non interference engine which means that the pistons and the valves don't collide.
Location: Low to the back of the short side on the engine.
CHANGING ALTENATOR BELT: 1. loosen compressor bolts push towards engine to remove compressor belt 2. loosen power steering bolts and push pump towards engine to get slack to remove belt. 3. loosen altenator bolts pus it towards motor to get slack and remove belt. 4. put new belt on push altenator away from motor to tighten slack in belt and tighten bolts 5. push power steering pump away from motor to tighten belt and tighten…
You must loosen the nut on the tensioner pully the from under the car there is a tensioning bolt 12mm you will tighten it and it will pull the pully down then take the belt off, new one on, then loosen the tensioner bolt til the belts tight and tighten the bolt in the middle of the pully then your all done
You'll probably want a manual for this, but you may be able to locate a bracket on or near the alternator that moves the alternator itself or a pulley that the belt runs on. This is a tensioner and turning the bolt one way or the other will tighten or loosen the belt. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN THE BELT! This will damage the components the belt runs on.
There is no "fan belt"; the 2.5L V-6 has two accessory drive belts, both with tensioners (loosen the large nut in the center of the tensioner pulley, and adjust the threaded adjustment rod), and the 2.0L I-4 has a single accessory drive belt with a tensioner (loosen the clamp bolt & adjust the threaded adjustment rod).
Without a year and engine size, there's no way to be definitive with an answer. If the car is newer, say post 1993 or so, it's likely to have a serpentine belt - one belt that drives the accessory devices like water pump, alternator & power steering. If it's older and has a dedicated belt, the basic idea is to loosen the alternator PIVOT bolt and pry the alternator outwards against the belt - tighten…
unloosen the 3 bolts on the alternator and push down on it and the belt will come loose, take the belt off and put new belt over the pulleys and to tighten pull up on the alternator and tighten the bottom bolt first and then check the belt for tightness, when you press on the belt there should be about 1/2 inch play, when you get it set then tighten all the bolts on the…