To adjust accessory belts, refer to appropriate illustration under Accessory Belt Routing.
Drive Belt Routings
Inspect belts for cracks, fraying, wear and oil. If necessary, replace.
Inspect drive belt deflection at a point on the belt midway between pulleys.
Inspection should be done only when engine is cold, or over 30 minutes after engine is stopped.
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
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
- Remove undercover with power tool.
- Remove alternator and power steering oil pump belt by loosening the idler pulley lock nut located between the alternator and crankshaft pulley.
Remove A/C compressor belt by loosening the idler pulley lock nut located between the crankshaft pulley and A/C pulley.
CAUTIONGrease is applied to idler pulley adjusting bolt. Be careful to keep grease away from belt.
- To install, reverse removal procedure.
Tighten the following to specification:
Alternator and power steering oil pump belt idler pulley lock nut: 24-28 ft. lbs. (31-38 Nm).