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Old 06-27-2018, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default Belt problems 96 4x4

I blew one of my belts but since it's gone how do I know which one it is? It's the one my fan runs off of
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You need the water pump/alternator belt.
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:16 PM   #3
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:20 PM   #4
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I blew one of my belts but since it's gone how do I know which one it is? It's the one my fan runs off of

Don't drive the truck without this belt, you could do damage. Typically the same belt runs alternator, fan, water pump so it's by far the most important belt (power steering belt, and AC compressor belt are separate). But you could start the truck for 10 seconds and see if the charging/alternator light stays on. I'm not familiar-enough with 1996 models to know if a 1996 4x4 only came with 6-cylinder engines or also with 4-cylinder.



Anyway, spin by hand the alternator, fan, water pump pulley to feel/listen for any damage to the component which might've caused the belt to break. I recommend Gates, Gatorback, or Nissan dealer belts.



On 4-cylinder the power steering belt must be removed first for access. For a V-6 engine like in my daughter's 1998 Pathfinder 4x4, I can't remember.
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You want the GATES 7355.

If you have time for Rockauto to ship to you....

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...rive,belt,8900
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Follow up question. How do I loosen the top belt so I can get the alternator belt on?
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Loosen the nut on the front of the power steering belt tensioner first, then loosen the adjustment bolt. Both are circled in red.
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Follow up question. How do I loosen the top belt so I can get the alternator belt on?
That would be on the Idler Pulley, shown in the Maintenance section of the Service Manual on page MA-10.

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