1999 Nissan Sentra alternator belt change

Tiny
SPANKYNO
  • 1999 NISSAN SENTRA

Electrical problem
1999 Nissan Sentra 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 135000 miles

i've loosened the locknut and adjusting bolt and still can't get the pulley to release the old belt. Is there a pivot point/bolt or am I just missing something? And, is there a diagram to show me this? Thanks again guys.

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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 AT 4:13 PM

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Tiny
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The belt has an idler pulley that keeps it tensioned, loosen that pulley..


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1.6L GA motor..


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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 AT 9:53 PM
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PARAONZE
  • 1998 NISSAN SENTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 220,000 MILES
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Hi. I have a 1998 nissan sentra, 1.6 L. I need to replace the power steering belt. I have the part, it's just that getting in there to loosen off the worn belt is a really tight fit! How can I squeeze in there, and how can I replace it with a new belt? Do I have to jack up the vehicle and do it from the underside?

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 AT 2:28 PM
Tiny
2CARPROS KEN
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Hey PARAONZE,

Replacement of the belt is a straightforward job. You need to loosen the alternator adjusting bolt and pull at the belt to loosen it.

Here is a guide that will help along with a diagram, please let me know if you know anything else.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-serpentine-belt

Please let us know happens so it will help others.

Best, Ken

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 AT 2:28 PM
Tiny
ROBERTIII1960
  • 2001 NISSAN SENTRA
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Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Nissan Sentra 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 98000 miles

My belts are old on the car and I want replace them. I had no problem with theback belt getting it on. But the power steering belt I can't get it loosened. I loosened the tension bolts. Is there any others screws I need to loosen to get the belt on.
Your help is much appreciated

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 AT 2:28 PM
Tiny
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There's a bolt on the bottom of the power steering pump, which must be loosened so the pump can move forward, so the belt can be removed.

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 AT 2:28 PM
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SHEILAC
  • 2002 NISSAN SENTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • MANUAL
  • 138,500 MILES
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To change the serpentine belt on a 2002 Nissan Sentra GXE with a 1.8 lit engine, what part do you loosen to replace the belt? Is there an easier way to remove the first belt to put on the serpentine belt?

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 AT 2:28 PM
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See diagrams

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 AT 2:28 PM
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BECKYHAY
  • 1992 NISSAN SENTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 164,000 MILES
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Belt broke and water pump seized. We have replaced the water pump and the belt but the car won't start now

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 AT 2:28 PM
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Check the valve timing could be off when you replaced the belt-

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 AT 2:28 PM
Tiny
  • 2006 NISSAN SENTRA
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Replace alternator belt?

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 AT 2:28 PM

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