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Accessory Drive Belts

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Accessory Belt Routing





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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-1.8L Engine



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-2.0L Engine



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-2.4L Engine



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-2.7L Engine

Adjustment



1.5L And 1.6L Engines
With Power Steering

NOTE
Refer to the accompanying illustration for bolt and nut locations.

  1. Loosen bolt A and nuts B and C.
  2.  
  3. Turn adjusting bolt D and adjust the belt deflection to within the following specifications (when applying about 22 lbs. of pressure):
    1. New belt: 0.31-0.35 in. (8-9mm)
    2.  
    3. Used belt: 0.35-0.39 in. (9-10mm)
    4.  

  4.  
  5. Tighten bolt A and nuts B and C, as follows:
    1. Bolt A: 27-39 ft. lbs. (37-53 Nm)
    2.  
    3. Nut B: 14-19 ft. lbs. (19-25 Nm)
    4.  
    5. Nut C: 24-34 ft. lbs. (32-46 Nm)

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      Fig. Belt adjustment-1.5L and 1.6L engines with power steering

    6.  

  6.  

Without Power Steering

NOTE
Refer to the accompanying illustration for bolt and nut locations.

  1. Loosen nut A.
  2.  
  3. Turn adjusting bolt B and adjust the belt deflection to within the following specifications (when applying about 22 lbs. of pressure):
    1. New belt: 0.31-0.35 in. (8-9mm)
    2.  
    3. Used belt: 0.35-0.39 in. (9-10mm)
    4.  

  4.  
  5. Tighten nut A to 23-25 ft. lbs. (31-34 Nm)

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    Fig. Belt adjustment-1.5L and 1.6L engines without power steering

  6.  

1.8L Engine
  1. Using a belt tension gauge, measure the drive belt tension and compare with the following specifications:
    1. Alternator belt (new): 86-103 lbs. (383-461 N)
    2.  
    3. Alternator belt (used): 68-86 lbs. (304-383 N)
    4.  
    5. A/C compressor and power steering pump belt (new): 110-132 lbs (491-589 N)
    6.  
    7. A/C compressor and power steering pump belt (used): 95-110 lbs. (422-491 N)

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      Fig. Using a tension gauge to measure the alternator belt tension-1.8L engines

    8.  

  2.  
  3. Using the deflection method, apply moderate pressure (about 22 lbs) halfway between the pulleys, and compare with the following specifications.
    1. Alternator belt (new): 0.31-0.35 in. (8-9mm)
    2.  
    3. Alternator belt (used): 0.35-0.39 in. (9-10mm)
    4.  
    5. A/C compressor and power steering pump belt (new): 0.31-0.35 in. (8-9mm)
    6.  
    7. A/C compressor and power steering pump belt (used): 0.35-0.39 in. (9-10mm)
    8.  

  4.  
  5. If the specifications fall outside the ranges given, adjust the belt as follows:
    1. Loosen the alternator mounting bolt and adjusting bolt.
    2.  
    3. Adjust the alternator to get the specified belt deflection.
    4.  
    5. Tighten the bolts, then recheck the tension.

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      Fig. Adjusting the alternator belt-1.8L engines

    6.  

  6.  

2.0L Engine
Air Conditioner Belt
  1. Operate the A/C one or two times a month, year round and adjust the compressor belt tension from time to time.
  2.  
  3. Using the deflection method, apply moderate pressure (about 22 lbs) halfway between the between the A/C compressor and crankshaft pulley.
    1. New belt: 0.197-0.217 in. (5-5.5mm)
    2.  
    3. Used belt: 0.236-0.276 in. (6-7mm)
    4.  
    5. Check after operation: 0.315 in. (8mm)

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      Fig. Checking and adjusting the A/C compressor belt tension-2.0L engine

    6.  

  4.  
  5. If tension is not within, adjust the belt, as follows:
    1. Loosen the tension mounting bolt (B).
    2.  
    3. Turn the adjusting bolt (C) to get the proper belt tension, then retighten the mounting bolt (B).
    4.  
    5. Recheck belt tension.
    6.  

  6.  

Alternator-Water Pump Belt

NOTE
When using a new belt, first adjust the deflection or tension to the values for the new belt, then readjust the deflection or tension to the value for the used belt after the engine has run for 5 minutes.

  1. Using the deflection method, apply moderate pressure (about 22 lbs) halfway between the alternator and water pump and compare with the following specifications.
    1. Used belt: 0.1969-0.2362 in. (5-6mm)
    2.  
    3. New belt: 0.1575-0.1969 in. (4-5mm)

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      Fig. Measuring the deflection between the alternator and water pump pulleys-2.0L engines

    4.  

  2.  
  3. Using a belt tension gauge, measure the drive belt tension and compare with the following specifications:
    1. Alternator belt (new): 86-103 lbs. (383-461 N)
    2.  
    3. Alternator belt (used): 68-86 lbs. (304-383 N)

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      Fig. Using a tension gauge to measure the alternator-water pump belt tension-2.0L engines

    4.  
    5. If adjustment is necessary, loosen the adjusting bolt (A) and the lock bolt (B), then move the alternator to get the proper tension and retighten the nuts.
    6.  

  4.  
  5. Recheck the deflection or tension of the belt.

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    Fig. Adjusting the alternator-water pump belt-2.0L engine

  6.  

Power Steering Pump Belt
  1. Using the deflection method, apply moderate pressure (about 22 lbs) at the point shown in the accompanying illustration and measure the deflection. It should be within 0.24-0.35 in. (6-9mm).

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    Fig. Checking the power steering belt tension-2.0L engine

  2.  
  3. If not within specifications, adjust the belt, as follows:
    1. Loosen the bolt adjusting (A) the power steering belt tension.

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      Fig. Loosen the bolt adjusting (A) the power steering belt tension-2.0L engine

    2.  

  4.  
  5. Place a bar(A) or equivalent, between the bracket (B) and the oil pump (C) and adjust the tension so that the belt deflection is within 0.24-0.35 in. (6-9mm).

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    Fig. Place a bar(A) or equivalent, between the bracket (B) and the oil pump (C) and adjust the tension so that the belt deflection is within specifications-2.0L engine

  6.  
  7. Tighten the power steering belt adjusting bolt.
  8.  
  9. Check the deflection and adjust it again, if necessary
    NOTE
    After turning the belt in the normal rotation direction more than once, recheck the belt deflection.

  10.  

2.4L Engine
A/C Compressor Belt
  1. Using the deflection method, apply moderate pressure (about 22 lbs) between the pulleys, as shown in the accompanying illustration and measure the deflection:
    1. New belt: 0.357-0.43 in. (8.8-11.0mm)
    2.  
    3. Used belt: 0.49-0.56 in. (12.5-14.3mm)

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      Fig. Checking belt tension-2.4L engine

    4.  

  2.  
  3. If not within specifications, adjust the belt, as follows:
    1. Loosen the tension pulley fixing bolt A.
    2.  
    3. Adjust the belt deflection with adjustment bolt B.
    4.  
    5. Rotate the engine on or more revolutions, then re-check the belt deflection and re-adjust as necessary.

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      Fig. Adjusting the belt-2.4L engine

    6.  

  4.  

2.7L Engines

The belt tension is maintained by an automatic tensioner. No adjustment is necessary or possible.

Inspection



Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.

Removal & Installation



1.5L & 1.6L Engines
With Power Steering
  1. For vehicles with power steering, perform the following (refer to the accompanying illustration):
    1. Loosen bolt A
    2.  
    3. Loosen nut C
    4.  
    5. Loosen nut B
    6.  
    7. Loosen bolt D
    8.  

  2.  
  3. Remove the drive belts

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    Fig. Drive belt removal-1.5L engine with power steering

  4.  

Without Power Steering
  1. For vehicles without power steering, perform the following (refer to the accompanying illustration):
    1. Loosen nut A
    2.  
    3. Loosen bolt B
    4.  

  2.  
  3. Remove the drive belt.

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    Fig. Drive belt removal-1.5L and 1.6L engines without power steering

  4.  

1.8L Engine
A/C Compressor-Power Steering Pump Belt

NOTE
Refer to the accompanying illustration for bolt and nut locations.

  1. Loosen bolt A , nut B and nut C
  2.  
  3. Loosen tension adjusting bolt D
  4.  
  5. Remove the drive belt
  6.  

To install:

  1. Route the belt over the pulleys.

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    Fig. Removing the A/C and P/S pump belt-1.8L engine

  2.  
  3. Tighten bolt A and nuts B and C, as follows:
    1. Bolt A: 27-39 ft. lbs. (37-53 Nm)
    2.  
    3. Nut B: 14-19 ft. lbs. (19-25 Nm)
    4.  
    5. Nut C: 24-34 ft. lbs. (32-46 Nm)
    6.  

  4.  
  5. Check the belt tension and adjust as necessary.
  6.  

Alternator Belt
  1. Remove the A/C and power steering pump belt, if equipped.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the alternator mounting bolt and adjusting bolt.
  4.  
  5. Remove the alternator belt.

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    Fig. Alternator belt-1.8L engine

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install the alternator belt and adjust, as outlined earlier.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the bolts, as follows:
    1. Mounting bolt: 27-38 ft. lbs. (37-52 Nm)
    2.  
    3. Adjusting bolt: 14-18 ft. lbs. (19-26 Nm)
    4.  

  4.  
  5. Install the A/C and power steering pump belt, if equipped.
  6.  
  7. Check the belt tension and adjust as necessary.
  8.  

2.0L Engine
  1. Loosen the mounting and/or adjusting bolts, then remove the belt.
  2.  

To install:

  1. Install the belt, making sure it is properly seated and routed. Check and adjust the belt tension, as outlined earlier in this section.

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    Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-2.0L Engine

  2.  

2.4L & 2.7L Engines
  1. Loosen the tension pulley, then remove the drive belt.
  2.  

To install:

  1. Install the belt, making sure it is properly seated and routed. For 2.4L engines, check and adjust the belt tension, as outlined earlier in this section. For 2.7L, the belt tension is automatically maintained - no adjustment is necessary.

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    Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-2.4L Engine



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    Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-2.7L Engine

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