I have the nut off finally, but I now need to remove the accessory drive belts. The Haynes guide and everything online are very vague on how to release the tension on the drive belt. This is the best description I found:
ACCESSORY DRIVE BELTS - 2.0/2.4L ENGINES
AIR CONDITIONING COMPRESSOR AND GENERATOR BELT
Accessory Drive Belt System - 2.0/2.4L Engines
Loosen T-Bolt locking nut A and pivot bolt B to remove and install Poly V belt and/or adjust belt tension Air Conditioning Compressor and Generator Belt Adjustment
Tighten adjusting bolt to adjust belt tension to specification shown in Belt Tension Chart.
Tighten T-Bolt locking nut A and pivot bolt B to 54 N m (40 ft. Lbs.) Air Conditioning Compressor and Generator Belt Adjustment
POWER STEERING PUMP BELT
From the top of the vehicle loosen pivot bolt C.
From under the vehicle loosen locking bolts D and E Power Steering Belt Adjustment
However I don't know where the T-Bolt locking nut is, I assume it's the part that's holding the top of the alternator in position, I pulled that bolt but I cannot get the alternator assembly to move to release tension. Do I have to loosen the lower bolt on the alternator assembly to get it to pivot? Or am I not even in the right area?
Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 2:31 PM