Acura CL Integra NSX RL RSX TL TSX 2001-2006

Accessory Drive Belts (2 of 2)

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Removal & Installation



2001-03 TL Models
Alternator-A/C Compressor Belt
  1. Move the auto-tensioner (A) to relieve tension from the alternator belt (B), and remove the alternator belt.
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  3. Install the new belt in the reverse order of removal.

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    Fig. Move the auto-tensioner (A) to relieve tension from the alternator belt (B), and remove the alternator belt

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Power Steering Pump Belt
  1. Remove the power steering pump belt by loosening the pump adjusting nut, then remove the belt.
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2004-06 TL Models

NOTE
This procedure requires Snap-On Belt tension release tool YA9317 or equivalent tool.

  1. Remove the right side engine compartment cover.

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    Fig. Remove the right side engine compartment cover

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  3. Move the auto-tensioner (A) with the belt tension release tool (B) to relieve tension from the drive belt (C), then remove the drive belt.

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    Fig. Move the auto-tensioner (A) with the belt tension release tool (B) to relieve tension from the drive belt (C), then remove the drive belt

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  5. Install the new belt in the reverse order of removal.
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2005-06 RL Models

NOTE
This procedure requires Snap-On Belt tension release tool YA9317 or equivalent tool.

  1. Remove the right upper fender trim.
  2.  
  3. Remove the intake manifold cover.

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    Fig. Remove the right upper fender trim

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  5. Move the auto-tensioner (A) with the belt tension release tool in the direction shown to relieve tension from the drive belt, then remove the drive belt.
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  7. Install the new belt in the reverse order of removal.

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    Fig. Move the auto-tensioner (A) with the belt tension release tool in the direction shown to relieve tension from the drive belt, then remove the drive belt

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CL Models
Alternator-A/C Compressor Belt
  1. Move the auto-tensioner (A) to relieve tension from the alternator belt (B), and remove the alternator belt.
  2.  
  3. Install the new belt in the reverse order of removal.

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    Fig. Move the auto-tensioner (A) to relieve tension from the alternator belt (B), and remove the alternator belt

  4.  

Power Steering Pump Belt
  1. Remove the power steering pump belt by loosening the pump adjusting nut, then remove the belt.
  2.  

Integra & 2001-04 RL Models

NOTE
Many Acura models are equipped with a theft deterrent audio system. Make sure you have the necessary code before disconnecting the battery.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Loosen the driven accessory's pivot and mounting bolts.
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  5. Remove the belt.
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  7. Install the belt by moving the accessory toward or away from the engine until the tension is correct. You can use a wooden hammer handle, or broomstick, as a lever, but do not use anything metallic, such as a prybar. Certain models may utilize an adjusting bolt to do this work for you. Simply loosen the mounting bolt and turn the adjuster.
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  9. Tighten the bolts and recheck the tension. If new belts have been installed, run the engine for a few minutes, then recheck and readjust as necessary.
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RSX Models

NOTE
This procedure requires Snap-On Belt tension release tool YA9317 or equivalent tool.

  1. Unclip the power steering reservoir.
  2.  
  3. Move the auto-tensioner (A) with the belt tension release tool to relieve tension from the drive belt (B), and remove the drive belt.
  4.  
  5. Install the new belt in the reverse order of removal.

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    Fig. Move the auto-tensioner (A) with the belt tension release tool to relieve tension from the drive belt (B), and remove the drive belt

  6.  

TSX Models

NOTE
This procedure requires Snap-On Belt tension release tool YA9317 or equivalent tool.

  1. Move the auto-tensioner (A) with the belt tension release tool to relieve tension from the drive belt (B), and remove the drive belt.
  2.  
  3. Install the new belt in the reverse order of removal.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Move the auto-tensioner (A) with the belt tension release tool to relieve tension from the drive belt (B), and remove the drive belt

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