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Old 10-17-2014, 10:04 AM
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Changing serpentine belt on 06 MCX

Has anyone ever changed the serpentine belt on an 06 MCX engine? Looks like the raw water pump is coming off. My real question is do you loosen the alternator to remove or take the billet cover off the engine water pump and just "walk" the belt off the pulley? If loosening the alternator, what is the correct procedure for ensuring proper belt tension once re installed?


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Old 10-17-2014, 10:47 AM
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Remove the two hoses from your raw water pump, remove the single lower bolt on the bottom of the raw water pump bracket and rotate it out enough to slide the belt off, loosen the two alternator bolts and push it towards the engine and removed the belt.
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:06 AM
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Sounds like a plan. Do I just align the alternator back up to where it sat before (i.e use the witness marks in the alternator bracket)?


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Old 10-17-2014, 04:58 PM
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Sounds like a plan. Do I just align the alternator back up to where it sat before (i.e use the witness marks in the alternator bracket)?


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They make those really cool belt tension tools but I'd rather just go with how hard I can pull the alternator back with an 18in breaker bar. I'm sure there is something called too tight on belts but you'd be hard pressed to reach it without some sort of long lever.
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:09 AM
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Pulling the alternator back while keeping the belt the right amount of tight was the tough part for me. Had to get the wife to tighten the bolt while i used a breaker bar to pull it back. Cursing ensued until we got it right. I cursed some too.
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