Alternator tensioning Jackaroo td

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 15:06
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Wow with shock I looked deeper into the engine bay of my new td Jack.
Just looking about in there trying to see what did what. Well I worked out some of it I think.
I looked deeper, I thought okay I don't want to be stuck at the back of Wanarring with a broken alternator belt. Right so how do I replace that.
Wow it has two, right how to access the belts for replacement?
Man what a tangle of junk is in there.
How the hell do I get at it? is there some new trick?
I thought long and hard about my skills. I have changed belts on Landrover, Cruisers and holden sedans even on my little beetle all those years ago. (Generator)
But how the hell do I attack it on the new Jack HELP...where do I start?
The owners hand book is great for how to turn the lights on but nothing else.
Where do I start and what adjusts what/put tension on what loosen what?
Has anyone changed a belt on a 2001 td Jackaroo I'm feeling extended...
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Reply By: Member - NOBBY - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 17:34

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 17:34
XTZ.. It's obvious what you should do and that is go back where you brought it and ask them. That's what I did with my Jack. and it is no good me explaining how to do it, you have to be shown. My dealer was most helpful and got the Service Manager to help me with any queries i had. I know this is not the answer you wanted but that's what I did.
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Reply By: ThePublican - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 17:46

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 17:46
Lift the bonnet again and take note of the caps and handles marked in yellow,usually the oil filler hole.dipstick,radiator overflow,windscreen washerbottle?
These are all the things vehicle manufacturers now allow us to play with,for anything else a degree in mechanical engineering is now required.
No more home servicing ,you naughty,naughty boy,keep your fingernails clean!! :) :) :)
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Follow Up By: Xtz - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 23:55

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 23:55
Yes okay boys and girls, I must learn to keep my hands to myself but its hard trying to think that way after years of having to do just very basic stuff.
Its so hard to get my head around it. for years I always had old water hoses, belts and a bag of tools.
Didn't need them much but did have them just in case.
What have a done!
Thanx for being patient, it must be the world of repair by replacement.
Or just many years of having older vehicles. I even miss the points on my Landrover now.
regards Steve.
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Reply By: OziExplorer - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 19:44

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 19:44
XTZ these modern vehicles are exciting stuff for testing the skills and nerves. We replace the belts at 100,000km regardless of condition and never carry spares. The chances of breaking a belt in that period, especially with two belts would be millions to one. The major issue with a twin belt systems is to ensure the belts are not overtightened.
As you can see, replacing them at 100,000k's would be a much better idea than trying to replace them in the field at the most awkward moment and time - which is always the case.
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Reply By: goodsy - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 22:13

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 22:13
Had a twin belt system on last hilux. One belt went at 150000km's other still ok (changed both). I you get belts changed at 100000km's you will not have a problem on a twin belt system. Belt tension is important though.
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Reply By: Steve - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 13:46

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 13:46
By removing the battery you can access the alternator and air con adjusting bolts fairly easily.I have just removed 1 alternator and air con belt to get them measured up for aftermarket replacements.Original alternator belts are about $120 a pair.
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Follow Up By: Xtz - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 20:38

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 20:38
Good stuff thats what I was looking for, when you get the aftermarket belts Steve. Lets us know what they are as in part No. that would be great. $120 a pair umm dear Bro! even though I suppose you get 100 000 clicks out of them.
regards Steve.
Us Steve's have to stick together.
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Follow Up By: Oziexplorer - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 23:12

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 23:12
XTZ I also believe the after market Dyco cogged belts to be a better design belt and in operation.
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Reply By: Steve - Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 20:54

Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 20:54
xtz.Ihave had the belts sized up and I was given 2 Bosch 11A1015 for the alternator ($15 )and Bosch 13A1245 for the air cond ($14).I have not fitted them yet but they should be o/k.I will fit them soon
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Follow Up By: Xtz - Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003 at 10:28

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2003 at 10:28
Thanx Steve, I can afford to have those belts laying in my tool bag just in case. Give me an update when you have them fitted or not.
It looks like your doing all the work and I'm sharing in your toils.
Thanx again XTZ.
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