Removing The Serpentine Belt - WIP


xeroinfinity
07-22-2007, 11:21 AM
This is still a work in progress...
I'll get more pics later as we go. :runaround:

- Those who have the engine mount in the way, see below!

You will need a ratchet or tensioner tool to remove the Serpentine Belt. The tool is available at select auto part stores for rent or to buy.
Assortment of sockets/wrenches depending on your year/model and what needs removed, and a floor jack.

Make sure you have a belt diagram or take a picture so you can reroute the belt correctly.

- First disconnect the neg battery terminal.

- Insert the ratchet head(or tension tool) in to the tensioner.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c242/xeroinfinity/auto%20odds-ends/tensionerTool.jpg
- Push toward the rear to loosen, slip belt off Alternator pulley.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c242/xeroinfinity/auto%20odds-ends/tensioner1.jpg

Removing belt.

-For those who have the motor mount in the way, for power steering pump removal,
you'll need a floor jack on flat level ground and a flat piece of wood, and a torque wrench.

- Place the jack under the oil pan with the piece of wood in between the jack and oil pan.
- If you dont the jack will bust the oil pan because its aluminum.

- Jack up the jack untill it just takes the wieght of the engine off the motor mount on the pass side.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c242/xeroinfinity/auto%20odds-ends/motor_mount_1.jpg

- Upper mount-to-fram nuts - Red arrows torque to 49 Ft Lbs
- Upper mount-to-engine support bolts - Yello arrow torque to 96 Ft Lbs

- Remove nuts and bolts, slip the belt through to remove.
- Now slide in the new belt.
Reverse procedures, and tighten up the motor mount.
Remove jack.



Depending on what you need to remove....

Alternator -
usually two bolts one visible from the side the other toward the firewall or the back side of the alternator facing the drivers side.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c242/xeroinfinity/auto%20odds-ends/alternate1.jpg

Unplug wire harness.
Disconnect the power wire on the back of alter.

Install in reverse procedure.


Water Pump- (V6)
Place a pan under the area below the WP to catch any coolant lost during the removal.

I find it best to loosen the 4 pulley bolts before I remove the belt. Other wise you'll need to hold the pulley with something when removing it.

A wrench placed in between the 4 bolts diaginally will help hold so you can break these loose.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c242/xeroinfinity/waterpumppulley.jpg

Remove the Water pump mounting bolts.

Clean gasket surface if needed.
Install new gasket, everything else just reverse the procedures.
Note - you may need to bleed the cooling system after this, just reffer to that thread in the Tips and Maintenace sub forum (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=2148).

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