Discussion in 'EEK! - Every Extended-K Car' started by Rick Burton, Mar 15, 2014.
Went to center the engine today and discovered I need some more tools to get to the yoke nut due to the limited space there.
I discovered that the yoke screw, which is supposed to tightened to 100 ft lbs was only at around 20-30. Do I fixed that.
I don't know if this is normal so forgive me, but I noticed that after giving it gas with the brake applied in gear, the drive belts kinda stopped moving for a second.
If I can't get this fixed by the time I get paid, I'll take it some where. I'll be sure to let you guys know what the problem is.
The drive belts stopping moving means they're glazed and shiny on the back (or on both sides, since the 3.0 uses a serpentine belt for most of the accessories, IIRC) or out of adjustment. This isn't an immediate issue; it just means that you'll need to replace the belts reasonably soon (they may have been damaged by slipping). They'll probably start chirping eventually. Just be careful-- a broken belt can cause overheating (no water pump drive means no coolant flow) if the car isn't pulled over quickly. I would look and see if the belts skip in time with the occurrence of the vibrations and make sure they're all tight.
The 3.0 is a little different. The serpentine belt does not drive the water pump. The timing belt does.
The serpentine belt tension is not adjustable - it has a mechanical tensioner and those do fail, basically they get weak or seize up when they get old.
The serpentine belt runs the alternator and power steering, AC is provided by a separate V belt.
Well my serpentine belt is very glazed, it looks silver, it's so glazed.
I think that will be next on the agenda.
What do I loosen to get the ac compressor belt off?
The serpentine belt I rotate the tensioner clockwise right?