So a few months ago I stumbled upon an 84 2m4 for really cheap and jumped on the deal. I figured this was a good vehicle to learn to become more mechanically inclined on. Well a couple weeks ago the fiero overheated and threw a belt. I replaced the entire fan shrout and had to replace the valve cover gasket. Now I'm on the job of replacing both belts and can not figure it out at all. I have both belts and matched the numbers on one of them so I know its the correct belt but as far as placement goes and how to replace the belts I'm completely lost! If someone has some helpful pictures or any kind of help I would greatly appreciate it. Im new to the mechanical world so any bit of info helps!
First belt goes on alternator, water pump, and crank pulley (larger pulley closer to engine). second smaller belt goes on the AC compressor and crank pulley (smaller pulley further from engine).
First belt: Loosen alternator top bolt and the bottom pivot bolt. Push alternator inwards towards engine. Slide belt onto pulleys. Use a pry bar or something to put tension on alternator top lug, and tighten top bolt. Then tighten lower pivot bolt and nut. Deflection halfway between alternator and water pump should be ~0.5"
AC compressor belt is a PITA. Leave off if you know the AC doesn't work. Otherwise installation is similar to previous, but there are mounting and pivot bolts on the front and back of the compressor.