View Full Version : Help: Drive Belt Basics

09-03-2005, 06:12 PM

I've got an 87 GN. I do the simple maintenance myself. Oil/fluids/filter changes, plugs, etc. I just replaced my alternator. All went well except now the belts are squealing. Can anyone describe to me how to go about tighten up the drive belt? Thanks in advance.



09-03-2005, 07:41 PM
Get a shorter belt ... there isn't any adjustment. The tensioner automatically keeps the right tension on the belt.

If it's too long, the tension will be too loose and you'll get squealing.

I've noticed that a lot of the belts listed as replacements in the books are actually about an inch too long.