I drive a 1995 Eagle Talon ESI Non-Turbo. It's bone stock.
Quick story: I was driving through the rain one day and my alternator belt snapped on the road. Oh sh*t! I said. I made it to my friends house and later had it towed back home.
I went ahead and bought an alternator belt from NAPA:
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I followed my FSM:
1. Remove the passenger side tire and plastic cover.
2. It doesn't mention about removing the Serpentine Belt first? Its the belt for the Power Steering Pump, A/C, Crank Pulley, and Tensioner. I removed that belt, because it looked like it was the only way for me to connect my belt from the Alternator to the Crank Pulley
3. I loosened the lock nut (top bolt on the alternator?) a little bit.
4. It says loosen the generator pivot nut? Where and what is that?
5. I didn't touch my adjusting screw.
6. I was able to slide my alternator belt onto the Alternator Pulley and the inner pulley for Crank Pulley easily. I did notice that when I pulled the alternator belt out more, I had an extra 3 inches of space?
So my questions are:
Is something else supposed to be using the belt? The diagram on the FSM pg 9B-10 shows only the alternator belt connected to the Alternator Pulley and Crank Pulley
Am I suppose to push/pull the alternator belt while screwing the locking nut bolt back into place and then screw in the adjusting screw?
Did the guy at Napa give me the wrong belt?
Thanks in advance!
I know I'll need this soon:
It's for adjusting the tension on the alternator belt for us guys with 420a engines.
How To: Adjust Alternator Belt on 420a