Car

Ask a Mechanic Online and Get Answers to Your Car Questions

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Car

1997 astro: alternator..pully..it right, and the nut does loosen, do I

Customer Question
Hi, I''m trying to remove...
Hi, I''m trying to remove alternator from my 1997 astro van. I tried to release the tension pully by moving it counterclock wise, but the nut loosen. Am i doing it right, and the nut does loosen, do I have to continue until the nut comes off?
Submitted: 10 years ago.Category: Car
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Car Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
1/1/2008
Auto Mechanic: wrench9124, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 years ago
wrench9124
wrench9124, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 3,432
Experience: GM Master Certified, ASE Master Certified, 32 years exp, GM Hybrid Certified, GM Mark of Excellence
Verified

Hello, here is the instructions for belt and tensior. i hope this helps!!!

  • Remove the air cleaner outlet duct.
    Object Number: 177620  Size: SH

  • Install a 3/8 inch drive wrench on the drive belt tensioner arm and rotate the arm counterclockwise.
  • Remove the drive belt.
  • Slowly release the tension on the drive belt tensioner arm.
  • Installation Procedure


      Object Number: 43858  Size: SH

    1. Route the belt over all the pulleys except the tensioner arm.
    2. Observe drive belt routing for vehicles without air conditioning.
      Object Number: 43859  Size: SH

    3. Observe drive belt routing for vehicles with air conditioning.
      Object Number: 177620  Size: SH

    4. Install a 3/8 inch drive wrench on the drive belt tensioner arm and rotate the arm counterclockwise.
    5. Install the drive belt over the drive belt tensioner pulley.
    6. Slowly release the tension on the tensioner arm.
      Object Number: 172992  Size: SH

    7. Inspect for the drive belt being properly installed on the pulleys.
      Object Number: 172993  Size: SH

    8. Avoid mis-positioning the drive belt by one or more grooves.
      Object Number: 172989  Size: SH

    9. Confirm for the proper drive belt size and the correct drive belt routing by observing the location of the fix pointer and the index marks on the drive belt tensioner. With a new drive belt installed, the fix pointer should align within the indentation on the drive belt tensioner.
      Object Number: 172991  Size: SH

    10. With a used drive belt installed, the fix pointer should not align past the index mark.
    11. Install the air cleaner outlet duct to the MAF sensor.
    wrench9124
    wrench9124, ASE Certified Technician
    Category: Car
    Satisfied Customers: 3,432
    Experience: GM Master Certified, ASE Master Certified, 32 years exp, GM Hybrid Certified, GM Mark of Excellence
    Verified
    wrench9124 and 87 other Car Specialists are ready to help you
    Ask your own question now
    Ask wrench9124 Your Own Question
    wrench9124
    wrench9124
    wrench9124, ASE Certified Technician
    Category: Car
    Satisfied Customers: 3,432
    3,432 Satisfied Customers
    Experience: GM Master Certified, ASE Master Certified, 32 years exp, GM Hybrid Certified, GM Mark of Excellence

    wrench9124 is online now

    A new question is answered every 9 seconds

    How JustAnswer works:

    • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
    • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
    • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

    JustAnswer in the News:

    Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
    JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
    Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
    ...leave nothing to chance.
    Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
    Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
    I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

    What Customers are Saying:

    I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

    Stephanie PElm City, NC

    used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

    David L.Richmond, TX

    9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

    PhilMarysville, CA

    Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

    CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

    As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

    SueCharleston, WV

    Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

    JimCastleberry, FL

    The nearest Volvo dealer is 160 miles away. Best $15 bucks I have spent in a long time!

    Paul MCorpus Christi, TX

    < Previous | Next >

    Meet the Experts:

    Chris (aka-Moose)

    Chris (aka-Moose)

    Technician

    1,243 satisfied customers

    16 years of experience

    Ted G.

    Ted G.

    ASE Certified Technician

    1,724 satisfied customers

    20 years auto repair experience, ASE Master Tech, Mechanical Failure consultant, Expert Witness

    George H.

    George H.

    ASE Certified Technician

    1,537 satisfied customers

    ASE Master Tech 15+ yrs, AAS Automotive Technology, Factory trained Asian specialist

    GM Tech (Cam)

    GM Tech (Cam)

    Auto Service Tech

    669 satisfied customers

    GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

    Amedee

    Amedee

    Former ASE Master Tech

    2,520 satisfied customers

    ASE certified tech advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

    Jerry

    Jerry

    Master Mechanic

    2,181 satisfied customers

    ASE master, 30+ years. All makes and models. Trouble shooter, shop forman, service manager

    Richard

    Richard

    ASE Certified Technician

    1,000 satisfied customers

    12 years Ford Lincoln/Mercury Jaguar dealership as a technician and shop foreman reparing all makes

    < Previous | Next >

    Related Car Questions
    I have a fue for the left rear turn signal on my 2010 buick
    I have a blown fue for the left rear turn signal on my 2010 buick lacrosse but I cant find it … read more
    Stephen, MBA
    Stephen, MBA
    Master's Degree
    166 satisfied customers
    I have a 2013 Hyundai Elantra and when the rpms hit 2000,
    I have a 2013 Hyundai Elantra and when the rpms hit 2000, the mph is at 40. An I'm just wondering if that's correct or not? Because it doesn't feel the same as usual. … read more
    Stephen, MBA
    Stephen, MBA
    Master's Degree
    166 satisfied customers
    2013 2500 stablink comes on daily while driving when you
    2013 2500 stablink comes on daily while driving when you check for codes nothing shows … read more
    rpmdiag
    rpmdiag
    High school
    7,274 satisfied customers
    Am in need of a recommendation for a car cover for my s2000.
    Am in need of a recommendation for a car cover for my s2000. I live in Seattle so water proof would be the key feature I am looking for. Any thoughts? Thanks.… read more
    Kavey
    Kavey
    86 satisfied customers
    Started smelling gas and noticed a black/tarry substance
    started smelling gas and noticed a black/tarry substance near the right rear tire. substance hardens after it cools on the garage floor. … read more
    Eric
    Eric
    Retired
    N/A
    14,436 satisfied customers
    My engine losses power and stalls, but starts right back up,
    My engine losses power and stalls, but starts right back up, no lights come on until it stalla … read more
    rpmdiag
    rpmdiag
    High school
    7,274 satisfied customers
    My special programs arent working keeps saying its off and
    my special programs arent working keeps saying its off and faulty and when i bought the car they replaces two o2 sensors that was coming up and they replaced them and it still coming up and the light … read more
    Chris (aka-Moose)
    Chris (aka-Moose)
    Technician
    Vocational, Technical or Trade School
    1,243 satisfied customers
    My heater. My liquids are fine yes It blows heat or cold
    My liquids are fine yes It blows heat or cold whichever I select but at a very minimum even when I put it a full blast … read more
    Kevin
    Kevin
    workshop foreman /master tech/mot tester
    0 satisfied customers
    Screen failure of the Nav unit. 2008. Only tried the dealer,
    only tried the dealer, and got quoted the price of the whole replacement unit (wtf) … read more
    Kevin
    Kevin
    workshop foreman /master tech/mot tester
    0 satisfied customers
    My wipers when turned off park in the middle of the
    My wipers when turned off park in the middle of the windshield … read more
    Jaybird61
    Jaybird61
    Master Automotive Mechanic
    2,230 satisfied customers
    My vx401 clarion touchscreen does not work. I can see it but
    my vx401 clarion touchscreen does not work. I can see it but touching does nothing. Only on/off and vollume button works. Tried reseting and unpluging from power and no success. Any special trick to m… read more
    Stephen, MBA
    Stephen, MBA
    Master's Degree
    166 satisfied customers
    1994 plymouth acclaim auto no reverse when cold, works fine
    1994 plymouth acclaim auto no reverse when cold, works fine after warmed up. any idea ?? … read more
    kwiggins29059
    kwiggins29059
    Associate Degree
    219 satisfied customers
    I have read the book about changing high and low headlamps
    I have read the book about changing high and low headlamps but fail to see how to get at the parking lamp. … read more
    Stephen, MBA
    Stephen, MBA
    Master's Degree
    166 satisfied customers
    I have a 2008 range rover sport not Chevy with debris on
    I have a 2008 range rover sport not Chevy with debris on coolant expansion tank .mechanic replaced heater core but now says the debris is chunking up all coolant components… read more
    Stephen, MBA
    Stephen, MBA
    Master's Degree
    166 satisfied customers
    Last night on my my drive home from work traction control
    last night on my my drive home from work traction control light came on and check engine light and reduced engine power. parked it and today it wont start at all … read more
    Stephen, MBA
    Stephen, MBA
    Master's Degree
    166 satisfied customers
    I want to remove 2nd row seats out of the car on my 2006
    Hello, I want to remove 2nd row seats out of the car on my 2006 volvo xc90. Can I do it myself without problems with srs warning? … read more
    vwtech0405
    vwtech0405
    VW Technician
    Associate Degree
    8,868 satisfied customers
    We just replaced the lifters in my GS350 2008 as they were
    Hi we just replaced the lifters in my GS350 2008 as they were very loud but only one side seems to have been resolved … read more
    Chad Farhat
    Chad Farhat
    Owner
    Associate Degree
    4,433 satisfied customers
    I have a 2014 Fusion Hybrid and we're having problem with a
    I have a 2014 Fusion Hybrid and we're having problem with a coolant over temperature light. When it is cold outside around 45 degrees and colder tue heater will start blowing cold air and the check ma… read more
    Stephen, MBA
    Stephen, MBA
    Master's Degree
    166 satisfied customers
    Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

    Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

    Show MoreShow Less

    Ask Your Question

    x