Al­ter­na­tor belt

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Q: I would like to change the al­ter­na­tor belt on my 2006 Nis­san Almera, but I don’t know how to do the ad­just­ment of the belt. Could you ex­plain the process? The ve­hi­cle has air­con. G Pi­nar

A: Ac­cord­ing to the data I have, your Nis­san should have two aux­il­iary drive­belts. One drives the power steer­ing pump and wa­ter pump, while the other drives the al­ter­na­tor and air-con­di­tion­ing pump.

The al­ter­na­tor drive belt ten­sioner can be ac­cessed from be­low the ve­hi­cle af­ter re­mov­ing the un­der­shield/splash cover. You should then see a lock nut on the cen­tre of the ten­sioner pul­ley. Once this is re­leased, the ad­just­ing bolt on the ten­sioner can be un­done, slack­en­ing the drive­belt enough to be able to re­move it from the pul­leys. Be­fore it can be ex­tracted, the power steer­ing/wa­ter pump drive­belt will need to be re­moved. To do this, first slacken off the se­cur­ing bolts on the power steer­ing pump and re­lease the ten­sion ad­just­ment bolt. The power steer­ing pump may need to be pushed back to re­lease the ten­sion on the belt be­fore it can be re­moved.

Once the new belt or belts (it is ad­vis­able to do both) are fit­ted, they should be ten­sioned up to a de­flec­tion of 4mm us­ing a force of 98N (10kg/22lbs).

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