Mazda Car 2005-06

Accessory Drive Belts

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Adjustment



The belt adjustment is maintained by an auto tensioner. Inspect the tensioner as outlined below.

  1. Remove the drive belt.
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  3. Verify that the alternator drive belt auto tensioner moves smoothly in a clockwise and counterclockwise direction.
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  5. If it does not move smoothly, replace the drive belt auto tensioner.
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  7. Turn the drive belt auto tensioner pulley by hand and verify that it rotates smoothly.
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  9. If it does not move smoothly, replace the drive belt auto tensioner.
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Drive Belt Routings





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Fig. Drive belt routing-MX-5 Miata

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. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the battery and battery tray.
  4.  
  5. Rotate the drive belt auto tensioner and remove the drive belt.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  2.  

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the under cover and splash shield (RH).
  4.  
  5. Place a breaker bar on the center of the front drive belt auto tensioner and turn the center of the front drive belt auto tensioner pulley counterclockwise to release tension to the drive belt.
  6.  
  7. Remove the front drive belt.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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