Re: alternator belt replacement on 93 2.3L
"Gerry Pierce" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> "Joe" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> "Richard" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
>> > Tire iron?? How about doing it the right way by inserting a 1/2"
>> > breaker bar into the tensioner arm, then rotate it clockwise (?)
>> > to relieve belt tension.
>> Dude, the tire iron works fine. The guy will probably have one;
>> doubt if he'll have a 1/2" breaker bar lying around.
>> > Smoke??
>> > Sounds like one of the accessories is close to seizing. After
>> > removing the belt check to see that every pulley spins freely.
>> I'd say there are big problems if the crank pulley spins freely...
>> Calypso Green '93 5.0 LX AOD hatch with a few goodies
>> Black '03 Dakota 5.9 R/T CC
> Thanks for the assist... tire iron worked great. I had the breaker
> bar, but couldn't find a slot to insert it, so since the tire iron
> was tapered, I used it.
> Changed the belt, squeel is gone, no more smoke from the alternator
Yeah, the little lip on the end of the tire iron gives you just enough
so the pulley won't slip off. Been there done that..
Calypso Green '93 5.0 LX AOD hatch with a few goodies
Black '03 Dakota 5.9 R/T CC