Moms needs help changing alternator belt


brandyboo
10-18-2008, 04:11 PM
Ok...so I've never done this before and I need help.

If you want to send me your email address, I can email you pictures.

I need to put on an alternator belt. The old one broke off.

I have a 1995 Trooper.

I don't have one of those long belts that goes around all the pulleys.

I have like 3 or 4 belts.

So where is the tensioner?

Do I need to go under the truck?

I need to find the tensioner and I think this belt goes around the fan pulley, harmonic balancer pulley, and the alternator pulley.

Please help.

boritz
10-19-2008, 02:01 AM
I have like 3 or 4 belts. Should be 3. (1. Power Steering Pump (P/S) 2. Alternator (Alt) & Fan, 3.Aircond (A/C))

From memory - you'll need to remove the P/S belt first. The pump has a 14mm [edit - pivot] bolt under the pump (and above the alt) - it's accessed thru' the holes in the pump pulley. [edit - The lock bolt is clearly visible in the adjustment slot].

So where is the tensioner?

Do I need to go under the truck? Yes (under) - removing the splash-guard (2 x 12mm bolts) will make access easier.

I need to find the tensioner It's under the alternator. The tensioner has a 12mm lock bolt screwed into a block of metal thru' which the tensioner is threaded. The tensioner is 10mm. Loosen the lockbolt. Slacken-off the tensioner. Fit new belt - then re-tighten and lock.

Re-fit P/S belt - the tensioner is a 1/2inch square hole on the upper end of the bracket (lever it with an appropriate 1/2" drive). Tighten the lock bolt and then the 14mm [pivot]-bolt.

I think this belt goes around the fan pulley, harmonic balancer pulley, and the alternator pulley. Correct.

brandyboo
10-19-2008, 02:40 AM
I LOVE YOU

Any idea on how I can avoid getting as dirty as I'm gonna get when I fix this thing?

No worries, I'll deal...I need to get to work on Monday.


Have an awesome weekend!

-Brandyboo

boritz
10-19-2008, 03:09 AM
Any idea on how I can avoid getting as dirty as I'm gonna get when I fix this thing?It's always a good idea to wear mechanics gloves (cheap from auto spares shops) to protect your hands. Protects from cuts & bruises & grease.
Have an awesome weekend!Thanks - I already have - it's Sunday evening down-under! :lol:

Slight amendment about the P/S pump - the lock bolt is clearly visible in the adjustment slot - it's the 14mm PIVOT bolt that is accessed thru' the pulley: http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z200/boritz_bucket/11.jpg

brandyboo
10-19-2008, 03:32 AM
Ahhh, thanks so much for the visual.

Those bolts look mighty hard to get to.

I can tell that's it's gonna be an all-day repair for me.


Thanks again,

Brandyboo

brandyboo
10-19-2008, 11:19 AM
Do I need to remove the fan first? Seems like it would allow easier access if I did.

Thanks,
Brandyboo

brandyboo
10-19-2008, 12:52 PM
ok..fan is still on...I got the p/s belt off.....

Can you tell me how to take the a/c belt off?

I can't figure out where the a/c tensioner is

brandyboo
10-19-2008, 12:58 PM
Ok, guys...and gals

All I need to know now is how to adjust the a/c pulley so that I can remove the a/c belt. I loosened the bolt on the middle pulley...but I can't get the damn thing to move!

Thanks,
Brandyboo

brandyboo
10-19-2008, 03:59 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP BORITZ!!!

I got all the belts off, the new one on, the bolts tightened and the truck running!

You're GREAT
-Brandyboo

bamashooter
10-19-2008, 04:13 PM
Wow! Great job. :smile:

boritz
10-20-2008, 03:09 AM
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP BORITZ!!!
No worries :biggrin: (Oz for "you're welcome")

...I got all the belts off, the new one on, the bolts tightened and the truck running!..
Great! Glad that you've done it and you're back on the road. :cool:

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