Last Updated: 11/12/2020 @ 12:07 am
Community Member Credit: cgoss / EddyMaxx
Here are steps for replacing alternator & power steering belts:
1. Remove undercover.
2. Fully loosen each belt. Remove generator and air conditioner compressor belt and then power steering oil pump belt.
a. Loosen idler pulley locknut (A)
b. Loosen adjusting bolt (B).
c. Remove Alternator and Compressor belt
d. Loosen adjusting bolt (C).
e. Loosen power steering oil pump bolt (D).
- Bolt head (D) is at the engine rear side. You don’t have to loosen it all the way, just a little.
f. Adjust by turning the adjusting bolt (E).
- In order to remove the power-steering belt, you have to put the ratchet into “tighten” mode aka “righty-tighty”. So you basically just tighten Bolt E and it will loosen the belt.
- In order to tighten and re-install the power-steering belt, you have to put the ratchet into “loosen” mode aka “lefty-loosey”. So you basically just loosen Bolt E and it will tighten/tension the belt.
- If you break the “E” adjusting bolt, its not too bad to replace and get a new one. You will have to remove “C” all the way which is a 12MM to get the assembly off. When putting a new bolt back on, make sure to put anti-seize on it.
g. Remove Power Steering belt.
Reference Install Photos
(A) You get to this one from underneath. 14mm wrench
(B) You get to this one from the top side. 14mm socket with universal swivel adapter because you don’t have a straight shot on this one. If you have an HR Swap, you will need to use a 14MM wrench vs socket.
(C) & (E) You get to from underneath. 12mm wrench for C & 12mm socket for E.
(D) This one is a little tough to get to. You can see in the pics below. I couldn’t get a clear pic of the bolt head but once you get under the car and look back in there, you will see it. I used a 3/8″ drive 14mm with a universal swivel adapter and two 12″ extensions. Going over the exhaust gave me the best position for the best leverage to loosen and tighten the bolt.