Belts and Fluids

Belts and fluids are parts of an automobile engine that transmit or transfer force. Belts transfer force from one part of the engine to another in a linear fashion, while fluids transfer force through hydraulic motion.

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Belts and Fluids
Heating AC and Engine Cooling
Plumbing

Why is your car is running hot and leaking water?

AnswerIt's running hot because it is leaking coolant. Find where it is leaking and repair. If it is leaking at the water pump, replace the pump. AnswerYou may have a problem with the cylinder head gasket. If you have an empty radiator and it all goes out of the exhaust, the problem will be here. The solution is to get a new head gasket to replace the old one and probably to have the head skimmed as well. - your first and most important step is to determine where the water is leaking from. -If, as Clay suggested, it is coming from the waterpump then water is usually obvious, near the front of the engine, -on the other hand, if water is dripping from the exhaust at idle, on a normal day, then look further than the water pump.
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Belts and Fluids
Oil and Oil Filters
GMC Sonoma
Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer

Where is the oil filter on a 94 GMC Sonoma?

2.2L cavalier motor... I have no idea. It's really obvious when you're under the truck though. So obvious that I can't be bothered to remember.

2WD V6 look near the LH side of the block.

4WD look under air filter or behind access panel under front of truck.

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Auto Parts and Repairs
Belts and Fluids
Chevy Tracker
Timing Belts and Chains

How hard is it to change the timing belt on a 1992 Pontiac Asune Sunrunner or Tracker?

Hey Asher== It is a pretty big job. You need to get a shop manual on your car from the parts store or from MOTORLIT.COM . GoodluckJoe

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Belts and Fluids
Mazda Miata
Pulleys

What does the idler pulley actually do?

Idler pulley takes up the extra slack from the serpentine belt.Serpentine belt, drives accesories from the crankshaft ie., usually,. water pump, power steering pump, altenator,air conditioner compressor. Older vehicles had separate belts for driving these componants and each had it's own adjustment location which was done manually,[which is why belts would schreech when loose] most of the newer stuff has idler pulleys which are self adjusting [spring loaded]the bad part is serpentine belts can be pricey and the bearing in the idler pulley can tend to wear out and the whole unit has to be replaced. L. Keedy It controls the routing of the belt. The amount of contact betwen a pulley and the belt determines how much power will be available for the alternator, power steering pump or water pump. One of the idler pulleys is mounted on an arm that is spring loaded to keep force on the pulley. It's called a tensioner pulley or belt tensioner. That makes sure the belt is tight and able to transfer power properly.

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Belts and Fluids
Recreational Vehicles (RVs)

What are the belt sizes on the 454 engine on a 1985 Pace Arrow motor home?

Depending if you have AC or not they will be different. Using gates(napa) brand belts on an AC equipped Motorhome the power steering to crank V- belt(cog nearest engine and first one on) is 7410. The V-Belt that goes to fan, AC, PS and crank is 7603(second belt that goes on). The third and final belt(w/ 1 air pump) is a V-ribbed serpentine like belt is part number 060557. This belt goes around fan, alt., air pump and crank. Hope this helps. They are exactly what I put on my 1987 Pace Arrow 454 Motorhome,. If you have 2 air pumps the last belt from air pump to power steering would be 7450. Greg

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Belts and Fluids
Ford Windstar
Chevy Silverado
Timing Belts and Chains

What is the noise inside your timing cover?

Engine tappets

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Belts and Fluids
Power Steering
Ford Windstar LX
Ford Ranger XLT

What happens if you put motor oil in power steering?

Flush the system immediately and install the correct fluid. Oil is too thick for the PS system.

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Belts and Fluids
Brake Fluid and Lubrication

What does it mean when the Check Brake Fluid Light comes on?

ADD BRAKE FLUID

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Belts and Fluids
Serpentine Belts
Power Steering
Honda Civic LX

How do you fix a power steering belt after it comes off?

You don't. Always replace worn belts.

Belts don't come off without a reason. Spin each pulley by hand checking for tightness, noise, looseness to help tip off the troubled area. I hardly ever see a belt break or come off due to wear or belt condition.

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Belts and Fluids
Air Conditioning and Coolant
Ford Windstar
Hyundai Excel

What does the ac belt connect to?

The AC Belt connects to the crankshaft pully outer pully the one in front of the crankshaft belt

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Belts and Fluids
Oil and Oil Filters
Oil Spills
BP Oil Spill

What causes oil leaks?

A plugged PVC system will because it increases pressure in the engine, over filling the oil, weak gaskets, manufacturer's poor design, under or over torqueing bolts, defective or improperly installed drain plug or filters, worn out drain plug gaskets, oil pan rot-typical of ford pans, poor designed crimps on oil cooler lines, I'm sure there's more.

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Belts and Fluids
Serpentine Belts
1995-1999 Dodge & Plymouth Neons

How do you replace a 2005 Neon fan belt?

First there is not a fan belt on the Dodge Neon. there are two belts one is for the power steering pump and the other is for the alternator and A/C.

First thing you need to do is to jack up the right front side, support the car on a jack stand and put on the e-brake. remove the right front tire then remove the inner fender well cover, it is held on by a couple of 10mm bolts and some push in tabs. after you have this removed you can the get to the alternator mounting bolts which mus be loosened to remove and replace the belts. the power steering belt can be removed by taking tension of the idler pulley. You can do this by using a pair of vice grips on top of the bracket and pull towards the front of the car. Replace the belts in the reverse order.A local mechanic shop should do this for you for about $50 to $75.00 including the belts. Its worth paying to have it done especially since you don't sound mechanically inclined.

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Belts and Fluids
Oil and Oil Filters
Ford Windstar LX
Ford Ranger XLT

What grade of oil does a 1998 Plymouth voyager use?

I would use 10w30 for summer, and if winter goes much lower than -10C I would use 5w30 for winter. If it leaks or burns a little oil, I would go 10w30 year-round.

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Belts and Fluids
Serpentine Belts
Chevy Suburban
Picture and Image Searches

Where is the belt tensioner?

The idler pulley usually has a square cut hole which is designed for you to use a 1/2" drive socket breaker bar to relieve tension on the belt.

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Belts and Fluids
Windshields and Wipers
Chevy Trailblazer
Chevy Camaro RS

If those hoses that sprays out the wiper fluid are coming off and the bolts seem rusted how do you fix it?

need more info with info i have i would say replace squirters after cuting apart old ones unless cost prohibits

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Cars & Vehicles
Belts and Fluids
Oil and Oil Filters

On a new car when should you start using synthetic oil?

You should start using synthetic oil right away. The engines in today's cars don't go through a "break in period" like older cars did because the cylinders and pistons are machined to very tight tolerances. Advancements in CNC machining centers and materials have eliminated the traditional break in period. That is why today's engines will run for more than 300,000 miles compared to just 25 years ago when a car with 100,000 miles on it was considered scrap. However, you should still change the oiland filter as recommended in your owner's manual. Some people mistakenly think that they don't need to change their oil as often if they use synthetic oil. This is wrong because contaminants from the engine's combustion still get into the oil and the only way to get rid of it is to change the oil & filter regularly.

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Auto Parts and Repairs
Belts and Fluids
Air Conditioning and Coolant
Weight and Mass

How much would 6 gallons of antifreeze weigh in pounds?

12

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Belts and Fluids
Mazda Miata
Planet Venus

Why do your belts keep ripping and squealing even after being tightened would could the problem be?

The belts are not aligned correctly, or something is bent; pulley, bracket, look and see . The belt should look straight.

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Belts and Fluids
Oil and Oil Filters
Dodge Stratus
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

How many quarts of oil go in 2004 dodge stratus?

5 quarts or oil in a dodge stratus 4 cylinder. 6 quarts if its a 6 cylinder.

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Belts and Fluids
Oil and Oil Filters
Nissan Sentra
Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer

Where is the oil filter on a 2003 Nissan Sentra?

on the passenger side bottom of engine facing the tire

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Belts and Fluids
Pulleys

Why would the pulley to the block of a car not be moving?

clear as mudpullies are normally attached to an engines crank either by being directly bolted to the nose of the crank which has a taper machined into it and is retained by the pressure exerted by the attaching bolt which screws into the nose of the crank. The other method is to fit the pulley over the crank nose which has a valley or keyway machined along about an inch or so along the length of the nose and then place the pully onto the crank nose and line up a corresponding machined keyway in the pully and insert a metal key into the space created by the keyways. pullies will remain stationary if a key fails or is sheared,or if the pully bolt has fallen out and the pully has become loose on a tapered crank or the other cause is when the rubber dampener which circles the mid section of the pulley perishes thru from contamination by fuel and oil etc the crank continues to rotate with affecting the pulley. so there,it is ,clear as mud. razmo

ANS 2 -If this pulley is not moving, the crankshaft is not turning.

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Belts and Fluids
Chevrolet
Power Steering

How do you tighten the power steering pump belt on a 92 Mazda Protege?

The power steering pump is held in place by two bolts one is accessed on the top of the pump body using either an offset wrench or a socket(requires lining up the holes on the pulley with the top bolt). The second bolt is on the bottom of the pump and is actually part of the adjusting mechanism (best reached from underneath the car). There is a bolt on the front of the pump (kind of closer to the radiator) that is the actual adjuster. Loosen the two mounting bolts (do not remove all the way) and tighten or loosen the bolt on front until there is only a quarter inch slack in the belt. Once the proper tension has been placed on the belt tighten the two mounting bolts and you're done.

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Belts and Fluids
Car Stereos and Speakers
VW Bora

Does a vw bora v5 have a cam belt?

The bora v5 does not have a cam belt. It has two timing chains. The first is driven by a sprocket on the crankshaft. This first chain drives a sprocket connected to a smaller sprocket on a common shaft. This smaller sprocket drives the camshaft chain which drives the twin cam shafts. Both chains have tensioners.

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Belts and Fluids
Serpentine Belts
VW Passat
Timing Belts and Chains

VW Passat belt repacement?

Your local auto parts store has aftermarket service manuals (Haynes is one publisher) for your specific make, model, and year of vehicle. It costs less than half an hour of a mechanic's time, and is invaluable for finding, testing, adjusting, and repairing things on your car, as well as critical specifications and information. It will also give you an idea of the complexity of the repair, as well as the skills and tools required for the job.

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European Cars
Belts and Fluids
Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
Grand Am SE

How do you dry out a leaking car?

If you have cloth seats i myself used cat litter to absorb wettness on floors and on the back by the rear windowif you have flat carpeted area use the kitty liter that clumps when it gets wets. then just vaccum up and let the rest air dry then use freebreeze odor eliminater to refresh and get mold smell out also use lysol to kill mold and bacteria odor i did this several times because my olds still leaks in back passengewr window

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