Drive Belt Routings
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
Unfasten the bolts, then remove the engine cover.
Remove noise insulation pan, as shown in the accompanying illustration.
- Mark rotational direction of ribbed belt.
Install the M8x50 bolt into threaded hole -A- of tensioning roller until the belt is relieved of tension.
WARNINGOnly thread in bolt far enough so that the ribbed belt can be removed, and no farther, or the tensioning roller housing may be damaged.
- Remove the drive belt.
- Make sure all components (alternator, A/C compressor, power steering pump) are fastened securely.
Install the drive belt onto the pulleys. Make sure you note the direction of the rotation marked during removal and that the belt is properly routed and seated on the pulleys.
- Remove bolt M8 at tensioning roller again.
- Start engine and look to be sure the belt is functioning properly.
- Install engine cover.
- Install the noise insulation pan.