Sentra 1998

Accessory Drive Belts

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Adjustment



Specific to:

Nissan Altima 1999-2006

Nissan Sentra 1997-2006

Belt tension is not manually adjustable, it is automatically adjusted by the drive belt auto-tensioner.

Belt Routings



Specific to:

Nissan 200SX 1998

Nissan 240SX 1998

Nissan Altima 1998-2000

Nissan Maxima 1998

Nissan Sentra 1998-2000



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-1.6L engine with A/C



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-1.6L engine without A/C



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-2.0L engines with A/C



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-2.0L engines without A/C



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-Altima 2.4L engine



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-240SX 2.4L engine



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-3.0L engines with A/C



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-3.0L engines without A/C

Inspection



Specific to:

Nissan Altima 1999-2006

Nissan Sentra 1997-2006

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



Specific to:

Nissan Altima 1999-2006

Nissan Sentra 1997-2006



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Fig. Removing drive belt-typical


CAUTION
Avoid placing hand in a location where pinching may occur if the holding tool accidentally comes off.


CAUTION
Do not loosen the auto-tensioner pulley bolt. (Do not turn it counterclockwise.) If turned counterclockwise, the complete auto-tensioner must be replaced as a unit, including pulley.

  1. While securely holding the hexagonal part in pulley center of drive belt auto-tensioner, move in the direction of arrow (loosening direction of tensioner) using Tool.
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  3. Insert a rod approximately 6 mm (0.24 in) in diameter through the rear of tensioner into retaining boss to lock tensioner pulley.
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  5. Leave tensioner pulley arm locked until belt is installed again.
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  7. Loosen auxiliary drive belt from water pump pulley in sequence, and remove it.
    CAUTION
    When installing, do not loosen the auto-tensioner pulley bolt. (Do not turn it counterclockwise.) If turned counterclockwise, the complete auto-tensioner must be replaced as a unit, including pulley. Avoid placing hand in a location where pinching may occur if the holding tool accidentally comes off. Confirm belts are completely set on the pulleys.


    NOTE
    Turn crankshaft pulley clockwise several times to equalize tension between each pulley. Confirm tension of drive belt at indicator (notch on fixed side) is within the possible use range.

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  9. To install, reverse removal procedure.
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