Nissan Stanza/200SX/240SX 1982-1992 Repair Guide

Belts

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INSPECTION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Inspect the belts 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. It is best to replace all drive belts at one time, as a preventive maintenance measure, during this service operation.



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Fig. Fig. 1: There are typically 3 types of accessory drive belts found on vehicles today



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Fig. Fig. 2: An example of a healthy drive belt



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Fig. Fig. 3: Deep cracks in this belt will cause flex, building up heat that will eventually lead to belt failure



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Fig. Fig. 4: The cover of this belt is worn, exposing the critical reinforcing cords to excessive wear



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Fig. Fig. 5: Installing too wide a belt can result in serious belt wear and/or breakage

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 6 through 13

The replacement of the inner belt on multi-belted engines may require the removal of the outer belts. To replace a drive belt loosen the pivot and mounting bolts of the component which the belt is driving, then, using a wooden lever or equivalent pry the component inward to relieve the tension on the drive belt, always be careful where you locate the pry bar not to damage the component. Slip the belt off the component pulley, match up the new belt with the old belt for length and width, these measurement must be the same or problems will occur when you go to adjust the new belt. After new belt is installed correctly adjust the tension of the new belt.

When replacing more than one belt it is a good idea, to make note or mark what belt goes around what pulley. This will make installation fast and easy.

On air conditioning compressor and power steering pump belt replacements loosen the lock bolt for the adjusting bolt on idler pulley or power steering pump and then loosen the adjusting bolt. Pry pulley or pump inward to relieve the tension on the drive belt, always be careful where you locate the pry bar not to damage the component or pulley.



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Fig. Fig. 6: To adjust the belt tension or replace the belts, first loosen the component's mounting and adjusting bolts slightly



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Fig. Fig. 7: Next push the component in and slip the belt off



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Fig. Fig. 8: Slip the new belt over the pulleys



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Fig. Fig. 9: Pull outward on the component while you tighten the mounting and adjusting bolts. Make sure the belt has the proper adjustment



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Fig. Fig. 10: Drive belts -200SX with the CA20E and CA18ET engines



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Fig. Fig. 11: Drive belts -200SX with the VG30E engine



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Fig. Fig. 12: Drive belts -240SX with the KA24DE engine



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Fig. Fig. 13: Drive belts -Stanza with the KA24E engine

 
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