Our '94 Cavalier does not have a tension bolt, it simply needs the rightinstallation, as per the diagram on the car. After scraping off the crudwe could see the diagram.
The belt doesn't go in a 'loop' fashion, it loops around the first few thanUP to a pulley and DOWN to last pulley then across to front. .
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The center pulley is the "tension" pulley you have to push it down to get the belt on. I also take the top bolt out of the alternator and loosen the bottom one so I can move it forward a little to get it on. I'm a girl and I don't have the muscle power to do it the other way. I also. :-)
The tensioner is automatic, if it fails to tension the belt enough a new tensioner and belt should be fitted, beware it in not an easy job. Dave.
undo the bottom bolt on the alternator and the top tension adjuster bolt. unbolt the ground wire going to it and pull the plug going to it. reverse all steps to put new alternator in.
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.
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.
A chain adjuster is a device to adjust the chain tension on a motorcycle.
To change the alternator belt an a 1985 Chevy Celebrity: 1. Loosen the adjuster bolt and the mounting bolt. 2. Move the alternator to release the belt tension and remove the belt. Reverse to reinstall a new belt.
Use a 1/2 or 3/8 breaker bar to relieve tension on belt tensioner to remove and replace belt - the automatic belt tensioner is the only adjustment
It should have a spring loaded automatic tensioner, if the spring is broke replace the tensioner arm assembly
The "serpentine" belt does not serpentine. It runs the alternator and water pump only. To change you will need to work from underneath. If you have AC remove the AC belt by loosing the AC adjuster bolt and sliding the compressor over. If you have to take the AC belt off better change it, they are cheap and you don't want to do this again for a long time. Loosen the alternator adjuster pinch bolt. Some Fireos has a adjuster screw, some don't Move the alternator to loosen belt. Remove and install new. Tension belt to recommended tension on packaging on new belt. Reinstall AC belt, use the tension instructions on the package.
There A bolt half inch located outside a plate of the alternator on the fire wall side turn it counterclockwise either with a long wrench from on top or under the car
how do you reset the tension on a 1999 Chevy cavalier 2.4 litre
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.
Release tension at automatic tensioner use a breaker bar and socket
Loosen the alternator tensioner bolt. You will be able to slide the alternator either way to adjust the tension on the belt.
You have no "adjuster bolt". You have a serpentine drive belt and it's tension is maintained by an automatic belt tensioner. It is a pulley mounted on a housing containing a "clock spring" that keeps the belt under a pre-set tension and compensates for belt-wear. It is released by a special belt tool or a flex-drive handle. Mark---Raleigh, NC
The alternator belt is tension to about 12 pounds. This figure is however not a static figure.
If it's the 2ltr diesel it has an automatic spring loaded tensioner mounted down below the alternator. A bit tight for space down there if you need to change it.
To change an alternator: 1. Remove the battery ground wire. 2. Unplug or disconnect the wires to the alternator. 3. Loosen the adjuster bolt and if needed the mounting bolt so the alternator will move to the side to take the drive belt off. 4. Take out the bolts and lift out the alternator. Installation is the reverse of the above. Be sure to adjust the belt to proper tension.
The handle, the frame, the tension adjuster and the blade.
Take of te passenger tire and the shrouding that is there. The tensioner is on the other side of the shroud release the tension from the belt remove the belt. the alternator has two or three bolts holding it in place remove the and the wire from the alternator plus the plugs.
You'll find an idler/tensioner pulley, which rides on an adjustable arm. First you have to loosen the locknut(14mm?) of the pulley , then tighten/loosen the adjuster rod (8mm?) to adjust the belt tension. Afterwards, tighten the locknut.
which pully do i remove tension to remove the alternator?
"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"
now this is tricky, I'm guessing its a six cylinder? now, there is a 13 mm lock nut on adjuster, crack it and wind it out about a full turn, don't undo all the way as u will strip the adjuster, then get a 15/16 spaner and turn adjuster behind lock nut about half a turn, then finger nip the 13 mm lock nut, repeat procedure until u get belt off, when u go to tighten, keep tension on 13mm nut, and use 15/16 to tighten adjuster, remember to keep tension on 13mm otherwise u will strip it, good luck
My suburban has a automatic tensioner therefore I need to do is take the tension off with a long wrench and slide the belt from underneath it and replace it with the new one. The tensioner is right by the water pump. If not then you will need to loosen the alternator bolt and drop the alternator to loosen the tension. Trust me manuals can be your best friend!!