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Old 01-02-2012, 04:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need help replacing belt.

I'll start by saying Hi, this is my first post on Hyundai forums I own a '02 Accent which up until this year has been great to me. Just recently had to replace battery and starter.

My alternator belt, which seemed to have burnt of somehow. (all pulleys turn easily by hand, not sure how the belt burnt off. Anyway, I was just wondering what the easiest way is to loosen then belt from the waterpump -> power steering would be. I'm outside at a buddies house it's dark all I have is a cell phone, this is brutal, hahaha.

Also to tighten the Alternator belt, is it just the adjustment on the alternator itself? That's all I can see anyway.

Thanks and hopefully hear from someone soon.

Edit: It's an '02 1.5l auto (if that makes a difference)
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The belt will burn when it's too loose and the driving pulley spins on it without moving the belt as fast as it's turning. Each belt has it's own tension adjuster, and the one for the alternator is on the alternator bracket. You need to loosen the clamping bolt and then tighten the belt with the adjustment bolt & finally tighten the clamping bolt.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There is a large bolt/nut at the bottom of the alternator. The alternator pivots on this part. Loosen it if the adjuster won't budge the alternator.
Then loosen the clamp "Adjuster Lock Bolt B". That allows the long adjustment screw to be turned, pivoting the alternator and allowing the belt to be placed on the pulley.
Lube all the adjusting threads if they are rusted.

If you don't have the power steering belt off yet, there are adjusting bolts behind the pulley. The pulley has access holes to reach thru with a socket if the bolt can't be turned with an ordinary wrench.

As Alfons said, good belt tension is needed to avoid slippage.


P.S. I can't imagine doing this in the dark; you're a better man than I.
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