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See Figure 4
Alternator1984-85 ACCORD AND 1984-87 PRELUDE
1990-93 ACCORD AND 1988-91 PRELUDE
1994-95 ACCORD AND 1992-95 PRELUDE
FIG : Fig. 4: Examples of adjusting nuts and bolts. A 1989 Prelude is shown, others are similar although location may vary
Power Steering1984-89 ACCORD AND 1984-87 PRELUDE
Air Conditioning1984-85 ACCORD AND 1984-87 PRELUDE
1990-95 ACCORD AND 1988-95 PRELUDE
On these models, the air conditioning compressor is driven by the same belt as the alternator. Refer the alternator belt tensioning procedures.
When buying replacement belts, remember that the fit is critical according to the length of the belt (diameter), the width of the belt, the depth of the belt and the angle or profile of the V-shape. The belt shape should exactly match the shape of the pulley; belts that are not an exact match can cause noise, slippage and premature failure.
If a belt must be replaced, first loosen the adjuster if one is present. The driven unit may also need to be loosened or moved towards the engine to allow removal of the belt. After removing the old belt, check the pulleys for dirt or built-up material which could affect belt contact. Carefully install the new belt, remembering that it is new and unused-it may appear to be just a little too small to fit over the pulley flanges.
Fit the belt over the largest pulley (usually the crankshaft pulley at the bottom center of the engine) first, then work on the smaller one(s). Gentle pressure in the direction of rotation is helpful. some belts run around a third or idler pulley, which acts as an additional pivot. Depending on which belt(s) you are replacing, it may be necessary to loosen or remove other interfering belts to get at the one you want.
After the new belt is installed, be sure the belt is at the correct tension. A new belt can be expected to stretch a bit after installation. Be prepared to check, and if necessary, readjust the belt(s) within the first 5 minutes of use.