Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How complicated is it to change the alternator belt on a 2007 Mazda 5?

asked by on

The battery dies after a few days of non-use. There is an intermittent clicking noise (or flapping or chirping noise it's different to different people). No other syptomsdf.

My car has 80000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thank you for writing in. The alternator belt is not terrible difficult to replace. It may involve removing some of the other components in the area to gain access to the pulleys. The first step (beside accessing the belt) is to loosen the tensioner pulley. From there the belt is capable of being removed, and the alternator can be removed next. The alternator and battery can both be bench tested at your local automotive store. They can also be tested at home with a voltmeter. In this case, you will not want to remove the alternator before testing. The battery may also be failing and unable to hold a charge. For more diagnostic help, or to replace these components, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  • Home
  • Questions
  • How complicated is it to change the alternator belt on a 2007 Mazda 5?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I have a 2009 gmc acadia. While on a long road trip my DIC now says service battery charging system, should i shut it down for a

Your alternator is computer controlled and it has detected the system is not recharging the battery. You will need the computer checked for codes and the charging system for an alternator not charging. Also the battery will need to be...

Q: Car wont start. No crank, no response whrn key is turned? What do u suggest is the problem

Check to see if there are any stored diagnostic trouble codes. Be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from...

Q: Can it hurt my car if i drive it with the battery saver active light on?

Hi There, The battery saver active light indicates that the system has detected that the battery charge is low, which generally means either the battery itself is weak or that the charging system is not properly charging the battery and...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.