Bill-- it doesn't sound like you've got much in the way of mechanical
comprehension if you can't tell just by looking at it. If the PS belt is in
front, you do, if it's behind-- you don't.
Are you really sure you want to tackle this yourself?? It's a cheap repair
and most any shop can do it for you.
thanks for the reply.
I am sure I could do it if I had a procedure to follow...but I thank you for
Since it is in front, as you say, it will have to come off.
Sometimes with different bolts to loosen from mfg to mfg it helps to have
diagrams to follow.
thanks again for giving me an answer.
If the Accord-based '92 Prelude is the same as the '91 Accord and
Accord-based Legend, the alternator is loosened and tightened in a
slightly different way from Civic-based cars.
See here for a diagram.
====================Yea, that is what I thought by looking at it, I have never worked on foreign
autos..so I wanted to ask before I dove in.
You will be glad to know I have chopped off all my fingers and
toes...except for both index fingers. I am grimly and painfully binary now.
All I am now capable of is ones and zeroes. This also makes it very
difficult to give a cop the finger while driving by, as I once did in my
early '20s. I didn't get a ticket for that one, although I did have to sit
through a rather lengthy and boring roadside lecture after he caught up to
me and pulled me over.
I think that's where the English system went wrong. The base 12 relationship
between feet and inches was great, but why it was abandoned below the inch
escapes me. For consistency there should have been another unit equal to
1/12 inch, called something like a smidge, and another equal to 1/12 of a
smidge... maybe a weensey. Distances are often naturally divided by 2, 3, 4,
5 or 6; base 12 accomodates four of those five divisions. Base ten
accomodates only 2.
Darn the Romans for spreading the base ten number system! Darn the French
for deciding to build on that mistake! Darn the Martians for their base 3
number system... oops - Ray Bradbury wanted me to keep that a secret.
I love the English measurement system. It is so utterly crackpot, so
completely illogical, it fits perfectly with the way humans think to
Actually, most of the world population's indigenous measurement systems
were very similar to Imperial.
Hey, anybody remember how the original British monetary system worked?
Even more fun! :)
==============================================Thanks for the help.
I got the belts changed with the help of the pictorial PDF picture jump
It was not exactly but close enough for me to get it.
Thanks, Tegger for taking the time to help me.
Funny thing though, after getting the belts on we discovered what made the
alternator belt break!
The A/C clutch bearings are going bad and it has evidently seized up once
before and caused the belt to break.
So we are going to take a piece of string and measure the length of the main
crank and the alternator without the A/C in the loop and put it on
by-passing and thus solving the problem.
thanks again, Tegger.....have a great week-end where ever you are!
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