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Serpentine Belts

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A serpentine belt is a single, continuous belt utilized in driving devices – such as power steering pump, alternator and others – in an automotive engine. First used by Mercedes-Benz, the belt is more efficient than the older multiple belt system.
Only about 10 minutes providing you still have the routing diagram attached to the engine compartment and a tool for the tensioner on hand.
By removing the gear box , then reinstalling it and finally removing the old belt and replace by a new one.
its easy the tensioner is on the left side middle facing the vehicle, If i remember correct it is a 5/8ths and all that you need is a regular ratchet. If you look at the digram on the vehicle it displays the belt route. The whole process is really easy! it auto ajusts the tension if you need and new...
Tensioner pulley below the alternator. Should be a 14 or 15mm socket and turn counter-clockwise.
Firstly what was the need to do that and secondly if its overheating the ask some one who is more knowledgeable about it and never try changing the parts of any vehicle if it not the original part then it can damage the system
  == Answer ==     You need to loosen the belt tensioner. There is a large bolt that needs to be loosened in the center of the tensioner pulley.   Then the small vertical bolt is turned in the direction to loosen the belt. After the tensioner is loose replace the belt   and...
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If it's anything like removing the alternator on a 99 Civic than it's better left to a repair shop, unless you know a thing or two about fixing cars. You have to remove the bushings on the control arm, partially remove the drive axle and than drop the alternator down. It's the only way to get it out...
  it should be in your hood if not go to your local parts store they should be able to download it
its easier to put the pulley on first, then thread the belt up to the pulley then use a wrench to pull against the spring on the pulley, then slide the belt in. using a 15mm wrench on the bolt or an Allen will give you all the leverage you need for an easy install
  == Answer ==   Go to Advance Auto Parts. They can print a belt routing illustration for you.
  To get to the tension pulley, you have to take off the passenger side front tire as well as two small inner black fender wells. Without doing this you won't be able to change the belt. Also what is needed to turn the tension pulley is a 3/8 inch bar breaker. I couldn't get a rachet in the...
you don't. This car has an automatic belt tensioner. The spring inside this part is probably worn out. You have to replace the tensioner.It is also possible that the belt that is now on the engine has stretched beyond the point that the tensioner can compensate for; the belt may feel tight, but not...
  Needs to be posted in the auto section.
Just replaced it myself you gota take the alternator off loosen two bolts that hold the tensioner on and pull it out.Don't loosen any bolts on the powersteering under the tensioner.Remember to disconnect the battery first.
  == Answer ==   1st remove the pully then you will see the bolts to remove the housing good luck
Most likely use a socket and longer extension bar then loosen by pulling clockwise
  == Answer ==     I HAVE A SHOP MANUAL FOR A 1992 VOYAGER.....IF YOU NEED,,,,I CAN LOOK UP   THE INFO YOU NEED.....JTUPKO@SNET.NET
Answer . you need to relase the tension pully to allow you more room for changing belt. once done hold the pully tight by using a metal bar or pipe while tightning the nut. ADD - Going from my 1990 layout, which is similar (i think) to the 91, you need to loosen the bolt facing up (between engine...
Most cars and trucks today have what is called a serpentine belt which runs most accessories.They are very dependable and usually easy to replace. To decide if your belt needs replacing, simply look at the grooved side of the belt to see if it is cracking badly. A couple of cracks every 3 inches is...
    == Bad Answer ==       Find the tensioner and move it to a position to remove the tension from the belt.     == not an answer but more about the process ==     The belt path is behind a motor mount...     So now that the belt is off, I need to figure our...
Use a 15 mm wrench (or appropriate size)on the tensioner on r.s. of motor,place wrench on bolt in middle of tensioner and push or pull to L.S.,towards p.s.pump.This will loosen the belt so you can get it off.Do same to reinstall it.........R.S. is passenger side,L.S.is drivers side.
you can buy after market ac buy past pulley had same thing happen to my car ac went out.
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Usually there is a service sticker located on top of the radiator showing how to install the belt with or without ac.
Need 2001 Ford Escort Zx2 Serpentine Belt Routing Diagram, Can You Help?free
Assuming you have a 91 to 02 LX with AC, power steering and alternator the belt starting with the tensioner on top then it goes clockwise to the alternator, power steering, idler pulley, A/C, crankshaft pulley---------back to the tensioner.
Answer . Draw a diagram of how the belt is routed around the pulleys. There should be two belts. One is a serpentine and loops around all the accessories. The other is a small one that runs the fan.. Looking down at the engine from the top front you will notice that there are two pulleys that are...
i am looking for an answer to this question myself. i cant seem to find a place that makes the bypass pulleys for the 3.5 liter g6. im also not sure if u can just reroute a shorter belt, as there may be another pulley in the way. if i figure it out i ll repost. if u find the answer yourself, please...
take serpentine belt off with 15 mm socket-counterclockwise.  clockwise to remove bolt, take pulley off and replace with new one.  make sure it spins! if it's grinding youre gonna need a new  assembly. also, your new pulley may not be factory specs, if so  you'll have to get creative by using...
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i have the same car you must take the upper motor mount completely off the engine to change the belt I also have the 96 Bonneville SE. I was able to R&R the belt without completely removing the motor mount and bracket. First take some of the weight/stress off the motor mount with a floor jack under...
  One thing I do is use WD-40. Spray a little bit on a piece of cloth or paper towel, and put it on the outside edge of the belt and then roll backwards while holding it there. Albeit this is a temporary fix, but does work for a while. Keep in mind after a while this will get black and sling...
This belt is tightened by a manual system. The key is to loosen the bolt located on the tensioner pully, then loosen the adjustment bolt located above and to the left of the pully.       For the 4.0L, there is an adjustment bolt behind and on the engine side of the power steering pump. It...
  == Answer ==   Remove belt and tensioner should just be bolted to engine
  == Answer ==   Signs of:   Cracking   Wear   Glazing   Slippage   It is original after 6 years?
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  I had the same problem with my 2000 Silverado. After spraying, it made the squeaks worse. The problem is that belt dressing works only for loose v belts. Not serpentine belts. The reason is the spray has a sticky adhesive that sets up causing the belt to drag on the pullies, compounding the...
  sometimes they r printed somewhere on hood compartment. If not, they are in the books at any autozone>parts store, find a open one or buy $20 i think
  == Answer ==     The CO2 sensor is located between the exhaust manifold and the catalitic converter. Use a good amount of wd 40 or similar product to loosen the sensor from it's location on the exhuaust. You can by a special wrench as the nut on the sensor is larger than 5/8 or 18mm. ...
  == Answer ==   Have to determine what is causing noise - could be a bad compressor   == Answer ==   Have to determine what is causing noise - could be a bad compressor   == Answer ==   Have to determine what is causing noise - could be a bad compressor
  == Answer ==   remove r-front wheel bracket 1 15mm nut 1 bolt note flat washer location under lower bracket not on outside but inside surface. then platic shield 3 10mm self tappers up inside frame rail and 1 underside lower radiator support which is tuff to get at just jam your socket in...
The relay center should be in hte engine compartment. Once you open the hood and are facing the front of the car look to the back left by the hood hinge. You should see a black box that has a diagram on it. Take the cover off and use the diagram on the cover to pinpoint which relay is the horn. Hope...
You need to loosen holding bolt on the alternator. After that loose tightening bolt (also on the alternator). And loose the bolt attaching the alternator to the body of the engine if you do not do that you will not be able to move the alternator. After that loose the tightening bolt until you will...
Sepentines are held on with spring tension. There should be 1 or more idlers you can move with a crowbar.
Serpentine belts labels are being remove from cars and trucks by quick oil change company's. Like Jiffy lube
Its probably your water pump, which pumps coolant through the engine block to cool it down.
on the front of the moter under the air conditioner unit there is a tensioner pully take a socket and ratchet and turn it to release tention off the belt then take the belt off and buy a new one then look at the diagram on the front of the car and route it back the way it shows u to then turn the...
Under crankshaft, over front idler, under air conditioner puller, over alternator, under tensioner, over power steering, over engine idler.. The key to installing the belt is to use a 1/2" ratchet wrench in the slot provided on the tensioner. It works slick!
Answer . \nI found it here. Its the same as my 93 escort 1.9. http://autorepair.about.com/library/images/bl366lib.htm
  == Answer ==   Hey, If you stand facing the passenger side of the vehicles' engine compartment you'll be facing the front of the engine. The tension pulley is to the lower left. It is the only pulley that is mounted at the end of an "arm" as opposed to the rest of the pulleys that are...
It has been a while but from what I remember you need to put a floor jack under the motor and pull the bolts from the upper engine mount. Lift the engine enough to slip the new belt passed the mount and install on the pulleys. Fricken engineers!!
  On the belt routing diagram under the hood (near the grille, but under the hood) you will find the location of the 'tensioner' pulley. You need to get a 15mm socket and place it on the bolt on the tensioner pulley. Then use a ratchet to put clockwise pressure on the bolt to loosen the tension...
The only way you can do this that I am aware of, is to by an after market pully for the vehicle, you have to unplug and remove the A?C compressor, and bolt the new pully/bracket to the engine blok in place of the compressor.
  == Answer ==   TO REMOVE THE TENSIONER YOU HAVE TO FIRST TAKE OFF THE BELT... ITS DONE BY TURNING THE TENSIONER IN THE DIRECTION THAT WILL CREATE A LOSENESS IN THE BELT. tHERE MAY BE A SQUARE HOLE ON THE TENSIONER, A 3/8 DRIVE RATCHET GOES DIRECTLY INTO THAT SLOT AND THE BAR OF THE RATCHET...
At the very least everything the belt powered will stop. This means your water pump no longer circulates the coolant so the engine may overheat. It also means the alternator will stop, thus the battery will no longer be charged and at some point will be too discharged to continue to supply...
The short answer is to call a knowledgeable local parts store and ask him. In the event that you have one sitting in your garage and don't know what car it goes to and don't have a phone handy, you might be able to find out thru the following example: The Kelly-Springfield product number for...
I don't have the exact schematic for you, but I can tell you it's probably under the hood somewhere near the belt and pulleys. If it's not, a good rule of thumb is to look at the pulleys. Some are grooved and some are smooth. If you look at the belt, it's the same thing. The grooves in the belt...
  You take out the radiator from the top, fairly simple to do, but yes you need tools, then you draw a picture of which way the belt goes around the pullies, without this you wont figure out which way to put the new one on, then you put your new belt in and bolt the radiator back.
Locate the BELT TENSIONER, remove pressure (Tension) with appropriate Tool, remove Belt, replace. You may well need to remove A/C Belt before removing Drive belt and to do this, one will need a 15mm Wrench to loosen bolt on Idler Pulley for A/C Belt AND a 15mm or larger Socket with Extension bit for...
You can remove the old serpentine belt on your 2004 Dodge Ram byloosening the tensioner pulley. Put the new serpentine belt on andtighten it with the tensioner pulley.
Buy a Chevy!!!! That was a big help. Most but not all serpentine belt systems have a spring loaded tension pulley that just holds constant tension on the belt. If there is a tension pulley, it will be the one pulley that is not attached to anything like the alternator or AC. After that, the...
There should be a routing diagram under the hood. If it is the 2.8L V6 the diagram is on a guard above the belt between the power steering pump and the water pump.
Open the hood and there will be a sticker by the radiator (right above the grill) showing belt routing.
This might do the trick: http://tinyurl.com/yflex4uWait til they have it on sale to save a few bucks.JohnSeattle, WA
  == Answer ==   use a15mm box wrench or the speical tool and pull up on the automatic tentcher pully NOTEthe way the belt runs
There should be a "square" cut into the pulley bracket that fits either a 1/2 inch or 3/8 inch ratchet or breaker bar to allow you to remove tension from this pulley allowing you to replace the serpentine belt.
  It's that little silver plate that should be visible on the left edge of the grill housing (the part of the body that also encases the radiator) when you open the hood.
  == Answer ==   The engine in a vehicle is mounted on rubber motor mounts, the centrifugal force of the internal workings of the engine cause it to lean to one side, it is thus shifted from its originall position, so the belt will have to compensate for the movement, that is why the belt is...
  == Answer ==   I would also like the diagram. I recently bought a 85 V-6 2.8 and it has two belts. Someone told me I may be missing one. One is the Alternator-ac-fan and the other is the Power steering-fan.
== Answer ==   First, remove the broken belt very carefully. Then, prepare your work area. Having the right tools are critical. A serpentine belt remover/adjuster, Mopar Part #23-w3221 can really help save you time. It is a silver plier-looking tool with a gold tip that has a solid microprocessor...
In addition to moving the tensioner pulley, you might have to loosen the alternator to gain a little more slack space.
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== Answer ==   Answer 1: 4 cylinder   The A/C belt and the Alternator belt are the same on a 97 Caravan. Just losen the alternator bolt and it should be able to come of easy   Answer 2:   My 2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0 has two belts; one serpentine for the alternator and steering pump and a...
  == Answer ==     Brakes are a very important, so proceed with great care. There is too much to list here, I would recommend buying a Chiltons or Haynes manual for reference. These can be purchased at most parts stores for less than $20.00 new, or for even less on Ebay. I also advise to...
Answer . \nLook under the hood. There should be a placard showing this.. Answer . \nI have a 1995 VOYAGER and there is no diagram of the belt under the hood I need one cause it seems like the belt is 8 inches to long and yes it is the right one. Answer . \nI've had the same problem many times....
You probably have a siezed alternator or something. Take it off and see if all you're pulleys turn freely.
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Answer . if your looking at you engine from the front view it goes your power steering belt followed by your alternator belt then at the back bottom is you a/c belt
First, remove the broken belt very carefully. Then, prepare your work area. Having the right tools are critical. A serpentine belt remover/adjuster, Mopar Part #23-w3221 can really help save you time. It is a silver plier-looking tool with a gold tip that has a solid microprocessor embedded into the...
Answer . if you have this or know of a link please email me grabitnow@hushmail.com \I have a manual but it doesnt show this one there is a tensioner as well as idler it has a/c . and if you could post the diagram here because not every one wants to email some one just to get an answer :)
Yes its spring loadedI don't believe you need a special tool on my 92 all I need is a 1/2" drive ratchet/breaker bar.
Yes there is, it depends on if the belt is rubbing the housing wether you need to adjust it. I hope this helps, my husband told me to let you know.mgills
Regardless of what type your vehicle is, it is extremely difficult to replace a serpentine belt w/o a serpentine untensioner tool. This is a thin, long handle with a socket on the end that sticks out at 90 degrees of the handle. The socket slips onto the bolt-head of the tension-er pulley. Once the...
Regardless of what year your Caravan is, it is extremely difficult to replace a serpentine belt w/o a serpentine untensioner tool. This is a thin, long handle with a socket on the end that sticks out at 90 degrees of the handle. The socket slips onto the bolt-head of the tension-er pulley. Once the...
More than likely your power steering pump is not working correctly for some reason. It is possible that the belt could be loose. If the belt is making a squealing noise when you turn the steering wheel very hard, the belt is probably loose. if the belt doesn't make noise it is most likely OK and you...
Regardless of what type of vehicle you have, it is extremely difficult to replace a serpentine belt w/o a serpentine un-tension-er tool. This is a thin, long handle with a socket on the end that sticks out at 90 degrees of the handle. The socket slips onto the bolt-head of the tension-er pulley....
K. firstly, that's a crock. Dodge doesn't capitalize on making MECHANICS rich. Sometimes, probably most of the times, you don't need the whole UNIT, (the tensioner unit) sometimes you just need a new tensioner PULLEY, which is about 20 bucks at eBay motors, and slightly more at NAPA. This so called...