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Question ac alt drive belt

is it possible to over tension the drive belt for the ac and alt? i finally got that adjusting strut fixed but one side of it i couldnt get the nut to loosen so i could adjust that side(side that faces the passenger side of the car). when i put it back on i put it on tight but it wasnt like the hardest thing to stretc it enough to put the bolt on the other side in. i was just asking because i noticed my engine doesnt rev nearly as quickly as it used to. another thing is now the ac compressor is actually bolted down and has the strut attatched. before the front bolt was snapped in half and the rear was missing and the strut eye was broken at the compressor.

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The alt and ac drive belt has to be a lot tighter that your average belt.
That means tight, so that when you push it with your thumb there's hardly any movement. It has nothing to do with the revs.

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The threads on the strut jack bolts are right and left hand. You were trying to tighten a left hand thread. Use some carb cleaner on them and get a drop light under the car for a close look.

Loosen the bolts on the ends before you twist the center. Be sure to tighten the bolts on the end when are through with the center.
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Originally posted by Britwrench
Chat with SoCal about your grammar.

What? Me?
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Yes, you are more familar with the American grammar.

By the way, always loosen the AC compressor mounting bolts whan adjusting the belt..that's why they snap or fall out in the first place.
Crank the engine over a few times after adjusting, the belt loosens
sets into the grooves. Then tighten the AC compressor mount bolts.
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Guess I can blame that on my mom and her getting me to read at four. Also throw in about six years of drama. Even then I still get butterflys at going on stage or public speaking. Don't when giving an engineering sale pitch to a board of directors for a millon dollars of automation.

Now if I could have learned to spell.
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on the passanger side nut do i turn it to or away from the center piece? i tried spraying tons of wd40 on it and turning it bothways. it turned only slightly in both directions and tring to figure it out hurt my head too much... im special :-P
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... im special :-P
So you ride the short Porsche to work?

Forget WD-40 Get PB Blaster Spray it down and let it soak. Look at the threads on each side of the tensioner and determine which way you have to turn it to loosen.

After loosening teh AC compressor mounting bolt, you can just take the tensioner off and work on it in a vice as well.

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yes... i admit it.. i do ride the short porsche to work. (mines got no back seats)... so if the threads are in an slanted upward i turn it which way?..

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