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Accessory Drive Belts

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Accessory Belt Routing





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Fig. 1.0L engine accessory drive belt routing without air conditioning



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Fig. 1.0L engine accessory drive belt routing with air conditioning



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Fig. 1.0L engine accessory drive belt routing without air conditioning



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Fig. 1.0L engine accessory drive belt routing with air conditioning

Adjustment



Water Pump Belt - Without A/C
Belt Tension Gauge Method

NOTE
This procedure requires the use of Belt Tension Gauge 07JGG-001010A, or equivalent tool.

  1. Remove the right rear splash shield.
  2.  
  3. Attach the belt tension gauge to the belt, and measure the tension. Follow the gauge manufacturer's instructions. If the belt is worn or damaged, replace it. If the belt needs adjustment, go to the next step. Proper belt tension is as follows:
    1. Used Belt: 77-110 lbs. (340-490 N)
    2.  
    3. New Belt: 99-143 lbs. (440-640 N)
    4.  

  4.  
  5. Loosen the idler pulley center nut (A).
  6.  
  7. Turn the adjusting bolt (B) to obtain the proper belt tension, then retighten the idler pulley center nut.

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    Fig. If necessary, loosen the idler pulley center nut (A). Turn the adjusting bolt (B) to obtain the proper belt tension, then retighten the idler pulley center nut

  8.  
  9. Recheck the belt tension.
  10.  
  11. If you installed a new belt, run the engine for 5 minutes, then re-adjust the belt to the used belt specification.
  12.  

Deflection Method
  1. Apply a force of 22 lbs. (98 N), and measure the deflection at the midpoint (A) between the water pump and crankshaft pulleys. If the belt is worn or damaged, replace it. If the belt needs adjustment, go to the next step. Proper belt tension is as follows:
    1. Used Belt: 0.33-0.43 in. (7.5-11.0mm)
    2.  
    3. New Belt: 0.28-0.39 in. (7.0-10.0mm)
    4.  

  2.  
  3. Loosen the idler pulley center nut (B).
  4.  
  5. Turn the adjusting bolt (C) to obtain the proper belt deflection, then retighten the idler pulley center nut.

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    Fig. Measure deflection at the midpoint (A) between the pulleys. If necessary, loosen the idler pulley center nut (B). Turn the adjusting bolt (C) to obtain the proper belt deflection, then retighten the idler pulley center nut

  6.  
  7. Recheck the belt deflection.
  8.  
  9. If you installed a new belt, run the engine for 5 minutes, then re-adjust the belt to the used belt specification.
  10.  

Water Pump & A/C Compressor Belt
Belt Tension Gauge Method

NOTE
This procedure requires the use of Belt Tension Gauge 07JGG-001010A, or equivalent tool.

  1. Remove the right rear splash shield.
  2.  
  3. Attach the belt tension gauge to the belt, and measure the tension. Follow the gauge manufacturer's instructions. If the belt is worn or damaged, replace it. If the belt needs adjustment, go to the next step. Proper belt tension is as follows:
    1. Used Belt: 88-121 lbs. (390-540 N)
    2.  
    3. New Belt: 209-243 lbs. (930-1,080 N)
    4.  

  4.  
  5. Loosen the idler pulley center nut (A).
  6.  
  7. Turn the adjusting bolt (B) to obtain the proper belt tension, then retighten the idler pulley center nut.

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    Fig. If necessary, loosen the idler pulley center nut (A). Turn the adjusting bolt (B) to obtain the proper belt tension, then retighten the idler pulley center nut

  8.  
  9. Recheck the belt tension.
  10.  
  11. If you installed a new belt, run the engine for 5 minutes, then re-adjust the belt to the used belt specification.
  12.  

Deflection Method
  1. Apply a force of 22 lbs. (98 N), and measure the deflection at the midpoint (A) between the water pump and crankshaft pulleys. If the belt is worn or damaged, replace it. If the belt needs adjustment, go to the next step. Proper belt tension is as follows:
    1. Used Belt: 0.30-0.41 in. (7.5-10.5mm)
    2.  
    3. New Belt: 0.16-0.24 in. (4.0-6.0mm)
    4.  

  2.  
  3. Loosen the idler pulley center nut (B).
  4.  
  5. Turn the adjusting bolt (C) to obtain the proper belt deflection, then retighten the idler pulley center nut.

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    Fig. Measure deflection at the midpoint (A) between the pulleys. If necessary, loosen the idler pulley center nut (B). Turn the adjusting bolt (C) to obtain the proper belt deflection, then retighten the idler pulley center nut

  6.  
  7. Recheck the belt deflection.
  8.  
  9. If you installed a new belt, run the engine for 5 minutes, then re-adjust the belt to the used belt specification.
  10.  

Removal & Installation



  1. Loosen the idler pulley center nut. Turn the adjusting bolt clockwise (counterclockwise for models without A/C compressor), then remove the water pump-A/C compressor belt or water pump belt.

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    Fig. 1.0L engine accessory drive belt routing without air conditioning



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    Fig. 1.0L engine accessory drive belt routing with air conditioning

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Adjust the belt as outlined earlier in this section.
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