Is there an alternator belt adjuster on a 1994 Geo Prism 1.8?
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.
On a 4 cyl. you loosen the bolt that holds the adjuster to the alternator and then loosen the adjusting screw. You may need to hold pressure on the alternator to help it move or also loosen the bottom mount bolt of the alternator to the engine to allow the alternator to move easily. On a v6 you loosen the center nut on the adjuster pulley and then loosen the adjuster screw. Remove the old…
How do you change the fan belt on a 1994 1600i escort as there is no adjuster on the alternator only a spring loaded tensioner on the belt?
I have a 1995 Honda Passport, 3.2L. Look under the truck and find the alt. There is a slack adjuster under the alt. Loosen the bolt next to adjuster, then back off the bolt on the adjuster. Take off the bolt on the bottom of alt. Loosen the top bolt to the alt. You should be able to move the alt. to get the belt off.
The power steering pump has two adjuster bolts. Loosen the top bolt, and then the bolt underneath the pump (facing from passenger side) to give the belt some slack. The alternator has two adjuster bolts and one bolt to hold the bracket to the alternator. Loosen the bottom bolt (next to the belt), then loosen the top adjuster bolt. You should then be able to move the alternator towards the motor to slack the belt.