What is the alternator belt attached to?
There is something called an alternator belt (also called a serpentine belt) which wraps around a pulley or multiple pullies that is connected to the alternator. The other end of the pulley wraps around the crankshaft. Therefore, the crankshaft and alternator are able to rotate together by the alternator pulley.
What kind of alternator does a Mitsubishi Galant need?
Determine which alternator your Mitsubishi Galant will need. You’ll want to be sure the new alternator is compatible with your Galant’s engine. Models made from 1969 to 1973 will have a 1.3 L or 1.5 L engine, 1973 to 1975 models have a 1.6 L engine and models made from 1976 to 1983 may have a 1.6 L, 1.85 L, 2.0 L or 2.6 L engine.
How do you remove an alternator drive belt?
Remove the alternator drive belt using a ratchet and socket to release the tension. Unfasten the oil dipstick tube guide mounting bolt using a ratchet and socket, if you have a 3.0L engine model. Then remove the dipstick tube guide. Unfasten the four water pump pulley bolts using a ratchet and socket, if you have a 2.4L engine model.
How do you change the alternator in a Mitsubishi?
Remove the two bolts from the alternator bracket using a ratchet and socket. Then remove the bracket. Unscrew the remaining alternator large mounting bolt, working from under the vehicle, using the ratchet and socket. Then remove the alternator from the engine compartment.
Can a serpentine belt be used for an alternator?
If your vehicle has an alternator belt instead of a serpentine belt, this is the method you will need to use. Be careful not to damage the wiring going into the alternator. The alternator provides the power the engine needs to run through those wires. Slide the belt off of the pulleys and remove it from the car.
How do you remove an alternator from a car?
If your vehicle does not have an auto tensioner, insert a pry bar or piece of wood between the alternator and the engine. Run the belt over the alternator pulley, then use the bar to pry the alternator away from the engine and increase the tension on the belt.
How to replace alternator belt if air conditioner is broken?
How to replace alternator belt if the air conditioner is broken, you can use a short serpentine belt without air conditioning. How to replace alternator belt if the air conditioner is broken, you can use a short serpentine belt without air conditioning. Skip navigation Sign in Search Loading… Close This video is unavailable. Watch later Share
How do you tighten a serpentine belt on a car?
If your vehicle does not have an auto tensioner, insert a pry bar or piece of wood between the alternator and the engine. Run the belt over the alternator pulley, then use the bar to pry the alternator away from the engine and increase the tension on the belt. Tighten the bolts again as you apply tension.
How do you remove a pulley belt from a car?
With the tension relieved from the belt, pull it off of the pulley that has been placing tension on it, then remove it from the around the rest of the pulleys on the engine. If the belt is severely damaged, be sure to remove any parts that may have come off of it as well. Compare the new belt to the old one.