The spring-loaded tensioner pulley provides uniform and accurate tension once you install the belt. I did just this but please don't hold me to a less than finesse method. We only offer parts we know you can trust to perform! I would perform a charging system test, check output voltage and current. Complete shipping and return policy information can be found in our. Overheated Engine — The serpentine belt is what activates the water pump which helps cool the engine. What problems could I be facing here and what could have caused the snapping twice in one journey? Is there a diagram for the belt setup?? If all the bolts are loose, the pump may be stuck to the bracket. Replace what looks out of place.
Figure 16 Accessory belt tensioner: With the strut removed, you can now replace the needle bearings inside the tensioner. They will start to fail, become crooked and the belt will come off. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. I do street parking unfortunately!! I ask because I only count 2, I'm missing the one that turns the radiator fan. Need to buy parts for this project? That could cause pump to spin in wrong direction. I have purchased alot of parts from your store, but this belt doesn't even fit correctly on my tensioner and going somewhere else must of been a mistake lol. December 12, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Could be the tensioner or a bad pulley.
I have looked at diagrams online and it seems I set it up wrong check image, but I was not able to set it up as you have it here, I know it should be a tight fit, but it seems impossible to fit it this way. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. If you like what you see here, then please visit our and help support the collection and creating of new and informative technical articles like this one. The alternator is usually the last pulley to wrap around because it's the easiest to get to. Car Doesnt have Air Cond. . Liking from the front of the engine when it's running the water pump is spinning counter clockwise.
With the v-belts, this is the surfaces on the legs of the 'V'. If these are not working on your tension pulley, try a 16 mm socket. Right side when seated in vehicle. This is not for replacing the belt on a car that doesn't have the Turner Pulley Kit. December 28, 2011 Followup from the Pelican Staff: That is the crankshaft pulley, center of photo with two belts on it.
September 23, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I have not. Replacement is the best corrective action to take. October 1, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: A ground wire, maybe non-factory. March 20, 2011 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You might want to try spraying some auto parts store belt dressing on the belt and see if that makes the noise go away. I changed both tank and belt but after 200 km both belts snapped again and had to tow the car home. While you probably don't have to take the fan off to do this job, I found it much easier without the fan so I wouldn't have to wrestle with it while getting the new belts on - I didn't have to get under the car, plus it gave me an excuse to use your fan pulley holder again! Thanks all especially 'Katrina', we had exactly the same set-up as yours.
But if you have a bad serpentine belt, then it will be harder to move the steering wheel to steer your vehicle. At this point, you can either replace the entire tensioner assembly, or rebuild yours. With the nut released, you can now turn the geared bolt counter-clockwise, releasing tension on the belt. Start the engine and allow it to run for less than 30 seconds. As a general rule, replace your s-belt every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. March 8, 2011 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sorry, I'll have to admit I have limited experience so far with the modern E90 cars.
July 23, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Your belt is on wrong, the belt should go around the water pump, then the tensioner, then down to crankshaft. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. The belt should be able to be maneuvered around and through the fan - you do not need to remove the fan to swap out any of the belts. The belt came off while drive due to the pump failure so I didn't get a chance to notice the routing. This is almost the same for every Toyota engine which doesnt use an automatic belt tension … er serpentine on the alternator. November 8, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yeah, you may not have an idler.
My main question is, for the noise issue, would it be as simple as replacing the Cap that fell off and how would i know if i really need to change the tensioner? Is this because there are different pump fins for different model bmw's? Some E46 models do require the dust caps to be remoced, all depends on the style on tensioners utilized on the engine. Some of the pulleys are really easy to change so if you're concerned about which one is failing then it might be wise to just change them all at once it typically takes about 10 to 15 minutes per pulley. I'm going to copy this question over to the forums, if you can post a photo of the front of your engine, then that would help confirm what you have. I would not leave it in place. But if you're replacing the water pump on a regular basis then you should also replace the plastic pulley.
The tensioner pulley and deflection pulley are the primary sources for belt squealing. Sometimes you can reach in with your hand and turn each pulley one of the time and sometimes one or more of the pulleys may not feel as smooth as the others. Hard to guess at what you will need without seeing. Today my car overheated and the coolant reservoir started releasing vapor, at the same time, my steering got really hard to turn at low speeds. The upper and lower idler pulleys are known to be the primary sources for 'belt squealing'. Much more difficult when the noise is only happening at speed though. Figure 14 Accessory belt tensioner: Remove the tensioner green arrow from the engine by sliding it off the red arrow pivot pin yellow arrow.