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Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.8L DOHC' started by Campeezi, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Campeezi

    Campeezi New Member

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    hey guys I’m new to this forum. I have a 91 gt and I threw a alternator belt. I have purchased and am ready to install the new belt but in order to do so I must first remover the power steering pump and ac belt. I have loosened every bolt I can find on the power steering pump and I cannot seem to be able to relieve tension on that belt. Is there a trick I am unaware of or a tool I need? Please any help is appreciated!!!!!!
  2. marclar

    marclar Moderator Staff Member

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    i am not too experienced on the 1.8 engines myself, but there must be another fastener holding it if it will not loosen. maybe try a prybar to force it to retract.
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    I have worked on a Mazda Protégé that I assume is similar, and there is a separate tension adjusting screw. Does your pump have the pump that requires you to reach through the pulley to get at the attaching screws?
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    Campeezi New Member

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    Yes and there does not appear to be enough room to back it all the way out before you hit the side of the engine bay. I ended up cutting the power steering belt just to be able to put the alternator belt on. Power steering is not crucial to me but I would like to be able to put the belt back on
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    Glad to get the feedback. And welcome to the forums.
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