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Old 11-17-2011, 12:25   #1 (permalink)
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confused Ford tempo alternator belt problems

Hi Everybody,

We've been recently having an issue with our 1989 ford tempo. It has shredded several alternator belts in the last 6 months. After the last time the belt got destroyed I examined the alternator pulley and noticed that the alternator pully and the crankshaft that it connects to dont seem to be centered. That is, the alternator pulley is a little bit left of the crankshaft and I think it's causing the belt to rub. There is a diagram of my setup at this link:

http://www.justanswer.com/uploads/ap...3648_tempo.gif

I guess my question is, can I adjust that crankshaft that alternator pulley is connected to? and would that cause issues with the rest of the belts in the system?

When I say the crankshaft I mean the pulley in between the alternator and ac compressor that runs both belts.
Also, when I say the alternator pulley is to the left I mean that it sticks out farther away from the engine like the pulley neck is too long. Probably a little less than a fourth of an inch.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-17-2011, 15:00   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ford tempo alternator belt problems

By that diagram, the alternator has it's own belt that runs off of the power steering pump, and the crankshaft runs a separate belt for everything else. What engine is it?
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It looks like the 2.3L L4. The diagram is my setup exactly. Could it be that the power steering pump pulley is out of alignment?
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Either that or the alternator pulley.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:39   #5 (permalink)
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If I was to shim out the power steering pulley, would I have to also shim out every other pulley that it's connected to?
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Re: Ford tempo alternator belt problems

If it was o.k prior to recent problem with shredding belts , there must be something worn / changed to cause alignment of belts to alter .
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