My 1997 Ford Escort ran yesterday and I changed the serpentine belt tensioner and the serpentine belt and the alternator and the car cranks and sparks and has gas so why won't my car start now?
Check that the CKP Crankshaft position sender wasn't knocked out of alignment when you put on the belt. It is at the 10 o'clock position.
The belt is changed by removing the tention off of the tentioner, take a 1/2" ratchet and place it in the square hole on the side of the tensioner. Push down on the ratchet (clockwise) and the tensioner will lift off of the serpentine belt allowing you to slip it off, then reverse the process with the new belt
i also have 97 mountianeer, when i changed my alternator i couldn't figure out where the tensioner was. but i looked at the belt routing diagram located under the hood by the headlights and the tensioner is on bottom of the motor on the passenger side so you have to get it from the bottom, i hope that helps you. If it is the same tensioner style as the 2004, you can get it…
I am having the same problem with a 99 Protege. I have changed the alternator and aligned/cleaned the pulleys and the problem persists. I replaced the alternator, on my 1997 Mazda Protege, seven times before someone figured out why the serpentine belt kept breaking. It was the belt tensioner! It had to be removed and rebuilt. Now it is working like a charm!! And I havn't had to replace the alternator in over 3 months!!!!
You just changed the alternator on a 90 LSC you are having trouble getting the belt tensioner back on Is there a trick?
im going on the assumption that you are referring to the belt back on the tensioner cause there is no reason to remove the tensioner to install an alt. if it is a matter of putting the belt on, make sure that the belt is routed correctly through the pulleys. then remove the belt off the alternator, put the belt on the tensioner THEN pull the tensioner back with a wrench on the tensoiner adjusting…
You need a belt diagram for your 92 Plymouth laser you changed your v-belt and your serpentine belt a week ago and now another belt blew your car doesnt start but wants to turn over is this why?
Just changed one today. It is behind the alternator. If you disconnect the top alternator bolt and then the lead to the alternator, and loosen the bottom bolt, you can swing the alternator towards the passenger side and see the sensor. You obviously have to remove the serpentine belt to move the alternator. have fun jjs
First you locate the tensioner pulley, which is the black plastic pulley below the alternator pulley. Then put a 15MM socket with long breaker bar and turn clockwise as you are facing the motor. It will be hard, there is about 120lbs of pressure on it, but you will move it. Have a helperremove the old belt and immediately follow it with the new belt in the same route. Release the tension, done!
Check the serpentine belt for cracking and "checking" by a close visual examination. Look at the "inside" of the belt where it rides on the pulleys. The grooves should not be cracked, or missing ridges on the inside of the belt. Also, check the idler/tensioner pulley bearing for noise/wear. I changed mine when I replaced the spur ( timing ) drive belt and tensioner/idler pulley/shock absorber at 100,000mi. I also replaced the AC compressor drive…
I've never changed an alternator on that particular car. But, on most cars you just loosen the belt tensioner and take off the belt. (Make sure you know how your belt is routed.) Then, undo the electrical connections to the alternator. Next, take off the alternator bolts. Last, do everything in reverse to install your new alternator. Hope that helps. God bless www.myspace.com/armthedriver