I just changed the alternator belt on my 2000 GTP. I removed the coolant tank by removing the two nuts on top of the tank, lifted it out of the way, and then there was plenty of room to replace the belt. The real problem is removing the serpentine belt on the supercharger. The tensioner pulley does not allow you to remove all of the tension from the belt so you must pry the belt off after rotating the tensioner pulley all the way. Both the accessory belt and supercharger belt are serpentine. The supercharger belt comes off first. The tensioner is under the coils and easy access. Use a 15mm socket and ratchet to release tension on the belt and remove the belt from one of the pulleys. Slowly and carefully release the pressure on the tensioner. I had to remove the radiator reservoir to get access to the accessory tensioner way in the back. Just remove two nuts and lift up. Plug the overflow hole. This accessory tensioner is left handed -turn it (counter clockwise) towards the firewall to release the tension. Using the same socket, relieve pressure on the belt and remove the belt from the alternator or take your pick of pulleys. Carefully thread the new accessory belt on all but the alternator. Use a flash light to verify that the belt is properly aligned on all pulleys. Use the rachet to move the tensioner back to the limit and carefully thread the new belt over the last pulley (alternator?). Let the tension off and use the flash light again to verify alignment. Do not get your finger between the belt and pulley! The tensioner being accidently release at such a time will cause damage to the flesh. Repeat with the supercharger belt. (above courtesy of another posting) (below couresy of www.oqcgp.com) http://www.oqcgp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28395 Helpfull tricks: - If you move the underhood fusebox, its a little easier to get your hands down near the crank level (harmonic balancer). - Disconnect the negative terminal before doing the above. - Hardest to get seated correctly are the belts around the harmonic balancer. - for the S/C belt do all except the parts around the S/C pulley and tensioner. Do the pulley 2nd last and the tensioner last (easiest way to put it on). - Double check each belt pathway and seating 2 times before starting the car especially at the harmonic balancer level. - It helps if you do it in broad daylight or have a strong flashlight handy to see down low. Hope this helps "G"
how do i find the auto tension release for the serpentine belt on a 2004solara
how to release serpentine belt tensioner on 1991 C1500 Chevy Silverado?
By loosening the tension on the alternator nut
First you need a breaker bar and 19mm socket to fit the "tension bolt". Turn tension bolt clockwise to release tension in order to remove the serpentine belt.
My alternator stopped recharging my battery but I can't take the tension off my serpentine belt to put my alternator back on.
15 mm wrench Put it on the tension pulley and pull to take tension off belt
Release the tension on the belt using the tension pulley. Install new belt. I have a diagram for a 2002 will sent it and more detailed info if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
put a wrench on the tensioner pully and pull it to release tension on the belt
tenion pulley on serpentine belt will not release on 94 S-10 4 cy. with air
Look in the engine compartment for the "serpentine belt" path & tensioner diagram. Release the belt tension at the tensioner, remove & reverse operation.
If you own the car look under the hood and there should be a diagram showing the belt path and what pulleys to capture and which one is the tension release pulley.
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.
Yes you need a wrench to loosen the tensioner and then release the belt slowly from the bolt in the top of alternator after that you would need a long and strong screwdriver (crowbar) to release it from the pulley it self. Do not forget to draw the diagram of how the belt serpentine around the pulley.
The tension on a serpentine belt is automatically set by the Idler Tension Pulley. If you find it is not correctly setting the tension, the the spring may be broken.
To release the 1990 Cavalier serpentine tension, use a socket and a ratchet. Put the socket on the bolt heat in the middle of the pulley wheel, and pull to one side, and the belt will be loosened to be able to be removed.
Pay attention to where the serpentine belt runs and what pulleys it goes over or under. Draw a diagram if you need to. Use a wrench or socket to release tension on the belt tensioner and pull off the old belt. Put the new belt around all the pulleys except for the belt tensioner and then when its on all the pulleys except for that one, release tension on it again and put the belt on that pulley, then let the pulley go and it will put tension on the new belt.
Release the tension with tension pulley. Follow belt pattern printed on a sticker under the hood
The zd30 has a hydraulic tensioner using an idler pulley to automatically tension the serpentine belt.
it is either a 15 mm or 18 mm socket or wrench and just swing it, it will only turn one way and it will release the tension on the belt
It probably has a tension release pully, not a bolt. The pully has no function except tension. Your repair manual probably has instructions on changing the belt and a photo of the small pulley. Mary
there is always an idler pulley designed to maintain the tension. It has a strong spring and has to be pried down to take the pressure off the belt, be careful.
u need to relaese tension on the tension pulley. this is usually done with a long socket wrench handle. when u release tension and remove belt you then release tension on pulley until you have routed new belt . you then move tension pulley again until you can put belt on it, then release pulley and it will automatically provide correct tension
All serpentine belts have some kind of tension relief pully or mechanism. Buy a $20. repair manual. Relieve the tension as indicated, probably with a ratchet & socket and pull off the belt. You can draw a diagram before you remove it. To slide the new belt on you have to release the tension again, then engage. When putting the belt on it helps to remember that the smooth side of the belt will meet the smooth pulleys, and the track or ridged belt side fits into the ridged pulleys.
You need a 1/2" breaker bar or ratchet handle, place in the appropriate slot in the belt tensioner, and pull or push to release the tension. The diagram is under the hood for proper replacement.