how do you change the alternator belt on a 2003 honda civic lx 1.7 4 door?
2003 Honda lx 1.7 Already Tried:
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Accessory Belt Routing
Accessory drive belt routing-1.7L engine.
Loosen the mounting bolt (B), lock bolt (C), and lower bracket mounting bolt (D), loosen mounting bolt (E). Remove power steering belt, them remove the alternator-A/C belt. Then install belts & adjust belts. Let engine run for 5 minutes & re adjust belts if needed.
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How Do I Get To It?
You will open hood & they will be to your right looking into the engine bay, will be on the driver's side of the car. Here maybe a better picture:
Locate power steering pumpRed: loosen the upper mounting bolt (pictured) & lower mounting bolt (not picture - located near power steering pulley). Blue: Once the two mounting bolts are loose, turn the adjustment nut counter-clockwise to loosen up the power steering belt. Take off belt once it is loosen to the point where it can be taken off without excessive force.Step 2After taking off belt, completely remove upper and lower mounting bolts. Put power steering unit aside (do not remove any hose). Oven mitten was used to protect paint.Step 3Now that the power steering unit is out of the way, the alternator should be a breeze to get out. I learned later that it was not and had to take out bumper and driver's side headlight in order to get it out.Edit: Just remove the two upper and lower power steering brackets (little piece of metal with 10mm bolt), power steering reservoir bracket (12mm bolt) and the alternator should slide out freely w/o removing headlight and bumper.Red: Loosen alternator upper mounting bolt (pictured)Step 4slightly loosen up driver's front side wheel lugs, jack up front driver's side and place on a jack standStep 5Take off lug nuts and wheel.Red: See that splash shield? Remove the red plastic tapping screws and pull it out of the wayStep 6Red: Power steering belt that was taken off of power steering pump earlierblue: Next on your hit list. This is the alternator & AC beltStep 7Blue: loosen lower alternator mounting boltRed: look at this screw - it is the belt adjusting screw (picture from another angle in next step)Step 8Red: This is the belt adjusting bolt in step 8. Turn this bad boy counter-clockwise until the belt begins to loosen and can be removed.
That may help even more. Thanks to Honda Inspired. Any other questions, please let me know. Thank you.
3 1/2 years in Honda/Acura dealership-have done it all. 15+ years automotive work history.