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How do I tighten the serpentine belt on a 1999 Mazda 626? It

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How do I tighten the serpentine belt on a 1999 Mazda 626? It has a bad squeal and I'm guessing the belt is loose, but I can't find a place to adjust it.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Mike V. replied 2 years ago.

HI there,

Which engine does the car have in it?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The site is being weird. It's asking for my cc info again. I've already put it in. Plus it's trying to set me up with an appointment with a different mechanic. I also don't have a chat window with you. What is going on? Not sure what to do.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 2 years ago.

I will try to get you the info, not sure why it's asking for cc info again. I am just an expert on the cars, it's not my site.

We can continue here and you can rate after I get you the info.

If you are unable to view my answer or rate, let me know and I can report it.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Okay, I've got you on a different screen now... Screw it, I'm gonna call ya. Sound good?
Expert:  Mike V. replied 2 years ago.

Sorry, just to early, and I will need to send you a diagram. If you give me the engine size I am happy to post the info for you.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Looks like you have to call me. I'm still figuring this site out.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I see that you can't call now. So shall we continue?
Expert:  Mike V. replied 2 years ago.

Yes, just tell me the engine size and I will get you the info for tightening up the belt.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I don't know her engine size. She's checking for the manual right now.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 2 years ago.

Do you know if it's a 4 or 6 cylinder?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I said it was a 4 cyl before. You didn't get that?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Site is being weird.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 2 years ago.

Sorry, I didn't get that.

HERE is a link to the adjustment points. This doesn't have just a serp belt. It has 2 different belts so you will have to determine which is the squeaker.

Let me know if you have any issues with that link. Please remember to rate if it helps.

Thanks.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Okay, I'll check into that when I can get to her car in the next couple of days. Wee hours of the morning right now. So far the link you sent isn't working, so let me just make sure it comes through...
Expert:  Mike V. replied 2 years ago.

Yes, please let me know if it doesn't work. It's a PDF format so you need adobe or something like it to open it.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Okay, it worked. Just checking...hers is an LX, not an ES. Is the info the same?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
it looks like she has a 2.0L in case that matters.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 2 years ago.

Yes, the info is the same and it only came with the 2.0 four or the 2.5 6 cylinder.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok. Get back to you later. Thanks.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 2 years ago.

You are very welcome!

Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Do you need further assistance with this?