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I am having trouble removing the pum to get at the alternator.
i got all three of the mounting bolts out, but (i am a retard who just started working on cars two weeks ago) I dont know how to loosen the belt to remove the pump. also should there be any play with the pump after I remove the bolts but before I remove the belt? any other hints would be great. thanks alot.
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hey jon here's a few tips from when i removed my mom's PS pump on her mini van.
- The belt was already off of her system, so that made it easier. You can inspect the belt and see how it looks: if it's old and worn (BUT make sure you can get another one!!) then just cut 'er off. Other than that, find the Tensioning Pulley. If it's like my 79 280ZX, it'll be pretty much front and center. You can tell it's the tensioning pulley b/c it's not attached to any kind of pumps (ie it kinda does nothing). There's a bolt behind it. if you loosen that bolt, the pulley moves in a down-left direction (again, on my ZX). Loosen it enough, and you can take the belt right off.
- If you take the bolts off, there will be play; the pump will probably be tilted one way, as well. If it doesn't come off after removing the belt, you must've missed a bolt!
I think those're all the tips... Just take your time with it and try to have a good time!

weylin

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Also you may have to loosen the center nut on the tensioner pulley for it to slide. You do not have to loosen or remove the power steering pump for the alternator as I remember. I have an '82 and '83 280zx. When posing questions always state year and or model i.e turbo/ non-turbo or N/A. The tensioner pulleys are light blue.
 

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I thought I had to replace my ALT. and after looking at it...don't think you have to remove the p/s pump to get it off...my '83zx's ALT has its own belt...and only two bolts...
 
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