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Mazda Millenia Drive Belt Replacement

Q. Hi, Do you have a schematic of how the two drive belts fit in a 1999 Mazda Millenia 2.3 liter V-6? Do you also have any tips on replacing these belts? Is it just a question of loosening the belt tensioner and then pulling the belts off, and reversing those steps to replace?

Thanks in advance,
Andrew

Mazda Millenia Drive Belt Replacement

A. Here's how to do it! No special tricks to it.

DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT

Generator Drive Belt

  1. Remove the splash shield (Right-Hand) and dust cover.

Mazda Millenia Drive Belt Replacement

  1. Set the wrench on the tensioner pulley lock bolt as shown. Caution:

    • Do not apply torque over 47 Nm (4.8 kgf.m, 35 ft. lbs.) to the lock bolt. It can damage the tensioner.

  2. Using a wrench, turn the tensioner pulley lock bolt clockwise to relieve tension to the drive belt.
  3. Remove the drive belt.

Mazda Millenia Drive Belt Replacement

  1. Reinstall the drive belt or install a new drive belt.
  2. Check that the drive belt auto tensioner indicator mark is not exceeding the limit. If exceeded, replace the drive belt.
  3. Install the splash shield (Right-Hand) and dust cover.

P/S Oil Pump Drive Belt

  1. Remove the generator drive belt.

Mazda Millenia Drive Belt Replacement

  1. Set the wrench on the tensioner pulley lock bolt as shown. Caution:

    • Do not apply torque over 47 Nm (4.8 kgf.m, 35 ft. lbs.) to the lock bolt. It can damage the tensioner.

  2. Using a wrench, turn the tensioner pulley lock bolt clockwise to relieve tension to the drive belt.
  3. Remove the drive belt.

Mazda Millenia Drive Belt Replacement

  1. Reinstall the drive belt or install a new drive belt.
  2. Check that the drive belt auto tensioner indicator mark is not exceeding the limit. If exceeded, replace the drive belt.
  3. Install the generator drive belt.

Drive Belt Auto Tensioner Inspection

Mazda Millenia Drive Belt Replacement

  1. Remove the drive belts.
  2. Verify that the drive belt auto tensioner moves smoothly in the operational direction. Replace the drive belt auto tensioner if necessary.
  3. Turn the drive belt auto tensioner pulley by hand and verify that it rotates smoothly. Replace the drive belt auto tensioner if necessary.
  4. Install the drive belts.

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