Image or picture of drive belts on 99 model? How to change the belt
I bought a 1999 mazda millenia supercharged with 138K. I was trying to park and I heard a noise and I knew it was the belt tearing up. What is the belt that you can view from the top called?
it is the top pulley. Any ones has an image? How many belts are there and how difficult to replace them?
there are only 2 belts. however, your problem may involve one of the tensioners, and they aint cheap. like 350 each, and they are NOT the same. also, to change a tensioner, depending on which one, can be pretty involved. places like oreillys and autozone have the belt diagrams, and the belts, but not the tensioners. while some others can do the job without it, i find that using a serpentine belt tool is way easier than 2 open end wrenches. and the serpentine belt tool with the rachet is way better than the long straight handle one, but it also costs a lot more. i have both, and i think the straight handle one sucks.
i always pull the passenger motor mount, and the upper radiator hose, which means draining the radiator. otherwise, there aint no clearance. if you pull the motor mount, then you need to support the motor with a jack. of course, to do this, you need to pull the right side wheel and the splash shield, and several other small parts. i also find that i have to jack up the motor to get the tensioner bolts out