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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.
Before you start I recommend you take a picture or take some notes on how the belt is actually install. The Locate the automatic tensionner, an my 1997 it is a little behind the alternator pulley. Using a pry bar or a pair of vise grip remove the tension on the belt an remove the belt. The...
Then diagram should be inside the Hood when you open it right toward the front on the radiator or framingl or go buy a book on the car @ a car parts place or maybe answers.com but you may have to pay a small fee.
Answer . 1. Using a 15 mm wrench place it on the pulley bolt of the tensioner pulley 2. Pull the pulley toward the front of the vehicle. 3. The belt will slacken then slide the belt to the side and remove 4. Replace the new belt starting at the bottom crankshaft pulley 5. Slide belt over each...
If it is a serpentine belt the idler pulley more than likely needs replacing. If it is a drive belt you are adjusting it too tightly.
You'll notice your Hyundai xg300 doesn't have a tensioner. There are adjusting bolts on the power steering pump and I think on the alternator (might be on the ac compressor). Just turn the bolts righty tighty till the belt is tightened. Be sure to leave a little slack because they shouldn't be so...
  == 3 hands are better than 2! ==   This is a very common question.    I had to take mine off and put it back on when I replaced my alternator.     One of the pulley looking things that the belt goes around, is a  tensioner. It seems to be located in a couple of different...
i would think it has a electrical fan unitthis is true, and I have reason to believe there is no such engine type as a V-4. Not in the caravan industry. They either are 4 cylinders or V6.
Check your oil and see if it has a chocolate milk look to it if not the get a compression tester 30$ at auto parts store and go through each cylinder and each compression test should be close to each other if one is dramatically different you have a cracked head gasket and can run around 1200$ to...
A diagram of a serpentine belt for a 2002 Mercedes Benz c240
Answer . It provides the proper tension on the serpentine drive belt.
Honda Man'sThere is no manual way to tighten the belt. The serpentine belt tensioner is spring loaded and requires no adjustment. If the belt is too loose replacing the belt tensioner will be required.       it should tighten automaticly,you may need to replace the tensioner
 == Answer ==   most auto parts store carry manuels on most cars just find the one that is on your van and a diagram of how the belts go on will be in it. the books cost around 15 dollars to buy but some store will let you look at them. 
Before it breaks.Check the Belt for age/wear by feeling it for gaps on the underside (drive side).If there are good sized gaps in the tread, REPLACE THE BELT.If it's heavily glazed on the TOP, REPLACE IT.It's a cheap replace instead of an Engine rebuild.
    == Answer ==     tension pullys have a small square in the side that a rachet will fit in.. they are "spring loaded" and if you put a ratchet in it you should be able to pull it back with ease and remove the belt hope this helps
Loosen the bolts on the alternator (do not take them all the way out), push the alternator toward the engine a little, take off the belt, (make sure you draw the path of the belt first) install the new belt according to the serpentine belt path diagram, and pull the alternator away from the engine ...
A PRACTICAL MAN'S SOLUTION. Go to the auto parts store buy about three feet of black vacuum rubber hose. position the belt as much as you can around the pulleys leaving a pulley at the top of the engine un-belted. loop the vacuum hose around the serpentine belt knot it and using a short piece of...
Answer . \nOpen the hood and look. If it has a serpentine belt there is a tensioner.
  == Answer ==   usually the tensioner is the "pulley that is smooth and has no sides on it. It looks like a metal wheel. you should be able to put a wrench on it and pull it away from the belt.
== Answer ==       Use a pair of medium sized slip joint pliers, upside-down and tilted slightly to the left, to pull back on the tensioner. You will get plenty of slack and keep all of your fingers.
you must be an idiot
OH GOD! take it in to a shop! costs about 70 bucks! Without the correct tools, it will be a very bad day for you!
The belts are fairly cheap, you have 3 on the car, all 3 need to be replaced together, do not just do 1 or 2 at a time, its useless to do that. On average they are about 20-30 dollars each, labor rate is bad on this though because it does take some time to do it. your better off finding a friend who...
  == Answer ==   I changed the belt when i changed the water pump. To easily get to the belt, we romoved the fan shroud (held in place by two bolts and two clips)and the fan itself (held in place with four bolts). In the lower left hand corner of the belt system, there is a tensioner. To...
Answer . \nAuto Parts store will know the proper one.
I'm weak on Ford's, but all cars are pretty much alike. You will have a tension pulley on the serpentine belt that is probably spring loaded. It will be the pulley probably towards the top of the motor with nothing on it. Some are spring loaded and you pry them away from the direction they are...
You need to remove the fan shroud.Put a 3/8" socket wrench into the square hold in the auto tensioner (the arm with the pulley on the left side of the engine, as you are facing it.)Rotate the arm with the wrench (counterclockwise, I believe) and slide the belt off. It helps to have another person...
Go to your local Chrysler dealer parts department and ask them if they can print a picture of it for you. Their catalog will show the belt routing when they look up the drive belt.     i just did one ,i went to the local auto parts store and asked for a copy of their belt book diagram. 9...
I have a 95 GC Laredo and the routing diagram for the serpentine belt is on the fan shroud. Perhaps yours is there as well?
on the tensioner there is a square hole for a ratchet or use a wrench on the nut       The 2001 actually doesn't have the sqare hole. That's on the earlier trucks. Use a 15mm socket on a long breaker bar. There is a bolt head at the center of the tensioner pulley (just to the left of the...
 == Answer ==   If you will go to most of the autoparts places such as Advance they have it in a book and most of the time on their computers as well.    == Answer ==   There is a diaghram on the radiator support.
If it's a "chirping" noise, then you don't have the belt tight enough.
routing diagram BMW 3 series serpentine belt
Answer . \nI finally went to the Ford parts department and they provided me with the diagram to replace the belt. Thanks anyway.
  you can not run it without having apulley in place of the a/c compressor because of belt routing. the pulley bracket needs to b custom made
serp. belt problemnot far, all of your power steering, alt., sometimes water pump are all ran off that belt. if the water pump is ran by that belt you will blow your engine in a matter of mins. i would not recommend driving until the belt is on
October 1, 2013   I just had this done at a local Firestone Tire and Auto location  (Tampa, FL) for $100.00 plus tax.
You firts pull out the battery, and then you slip out the starter cables, and right where the belts are you snap those and that's where the serpentine belt should be changed.
Take off pass. front wheel and cover inside wheel well. i believe it is a 3/8 drive ratchet into tension pulley and push towards front of car. The belt will get loose to remove.
Make sure the cable is Secure, and or you can push harder than usual.
  == Answer ==   a 92 Silverado 350 uses a single serpentine belt that is tensioned by a spring loaded idler pully. When facing the engine from the front of the vehicle, the tensioner is near the top of the engine slightly left of center. Using a breaker-bar and socket, remove tension from...
Answer . \nLOOK! It is right there applying tension to the belt. If you can't find it, then you have no business attempting to replace it.
I can't say that water is your problem, I have never heard of water doing this. I would start by checking to see if your tension-er is creating enough tension. It is possible to put an oversize belt on a vehicle which would cause the belt to be loose.Poor pulley alignment is another possibility....
You will have to determine what this belt drives, whatever it is it is frozen and will require repair or replacement    Answer One belt drives the power steering pump and is attached to the water pump pulley. 2nd belt drives the alternator and is also attached to the water pump pulley. ...
  NO - is this a GRAND Cherokee or XJ? What engine does it have?   smoth side of belt, to smooth pullies, groved side to groved pullies. Only the right belt will fit. Hope you gave the parts store more info than us or chances are, you have the wrong belt.
In a 1997 Ford Thunderbird the 3.8 liter V6 engine has a timing CHAIN
I have just gotten out from under mine and here's what I found out making my hands very sore replacing them. 1. The top belt that is fatter is the alternator belt, you need to loosen the 10mm long bolt and then the 12mm one on top (*don't loosen either all the way*) 2. The other top skinny one is...
  == Answer ==     remove the valve cover, followed by the power steering pump. After that you will have full view of the serpentine belt.     ps: all the other belts have to come off before the serpertine belt goes in. It is a 3-4 hour job.
A squeak squeak squeak noise is one of two thingsThe belt has a damaged portionEither the belt or one of the pulleys has oil or another contamination on it.If it is a dry grating wine it is a bad bearing in a pulley or driven accessory (alternator, water pump, AC pump etc)If it is a steady squeal...
There is a spring loaded pulley called a tensioner that puts the correct tension on the belt. That needs to be retracted so the belt can be slipped off. I have found using a ratchet socket makes this easy to do. Otherwise you run out of travel room before relaxing it sufficiently. Make sure you know...
2006 town n country van 3.3l what is da tool size to release tensioner its not a bolt but a square open
its a hard belt to find if you take it to the auto parts store they just look at you funny the belt number is 820 k6
serpentine belt is located to the to the left side of the engine when standing in front of the car. locate the tensioner (it looks like a pulley with a short metal arm attachiing it to the engine. in the center of that pulley you take and wrench that fits that nut(i think a 15mm)then pull the wrench...
I have the same problem. The belt squals everytime you hit a puddle or when it rains. The best thing to do is go to a junk yard and pull one off if your lucky or go to a chrysler dodge dealer and they can order one but its costly.
answer, just replaced my alternator (1995 chey corsica), lift up on the belt ( this will pull up on the tensior), jam a piece of soft wood underneath the tensior (carefully). That way you have more freeplay to put the belt over the pulley on the alternator. It works and takes only 5 minutes. ....
For a 2001 ZX2 - the belt cost from $20 to $34 (depending on which manufacture you get) from Autozone.com
Answer . Sorry, but this wiki doesn't allow images.. Verbal description of the complete serpentine belt loop on a 99 Olds 3.5 V6 (probably the same on a 2000):. Top of CAM to top of ALTERNATOR - bottom of ALTERNATOR to top of nearby (front) PULLEY - bottom of PULLEY to top of A/C COMPRESSOR -...
  Clean all of the dressing back off and replace the belt.
  == Answer ==   There is a spring loaded tensioner that holds the tension on the belt. Get a wrench that fits the nut on the tensioner and apply alot of clockwise pressure that will losen the tensioner and allow the belt to go on and off.
there should be a sticker on the bottom side of the hood or on the header panel above the radiator that shows a diagram of the belt routing
The engine rolls back toward the firewall because of the mount on the lower passenger side of the engine. It is called a torque strut or "Dogbone" but disconnecting it is usually not necessary as the rearward twist of the engnine is usually not significant enough to cause a problem.     i...
serpentine belt diagram for 98 jetta tdi
were do i find a diagram for the serpentine belt for a 01 ford expedition
Take off the two nuts off the top and bottom of the motor mount that is broken, remove the two bolts with a hammer. You will use the hammer, also, to remove the old motor mount. Put the new motor mount in the same way you took the old one out. Then, replace the nuts and bolts.
Your best bet for acquiring an answer of this measure of complexity, due to the need for safety of your vehicle, and those who ride within it, would be to purchase a "Chilton" or "Haynes" car repair manual for your make, model, and year. Many times, if you cannot afford the book, (which can cost...
Routing of the serpentine belt depends on which engine your car has as well as whether or not the car has air conditioning. There should be a routing diagram under the hood of the car.
your local home depot
  Life expentancy would be determined by the vehicle maintenance process. A well maintained vehicle may expect the belt to last 60,000 - 100,000. Periodic inspections for cracks will prevent further damage if replaced once found to be in such condition.
there should be 3/8 hole in it for a ratchet to fit it is up or down if you look at it you can tell
  Assuming the tensioner is keeping the belt tight, you need to make sure all of the pulleys are still in a straight line. If a bearing has failed in a pulley the puley will "lean" causing the belt to run off the edge.
Hey Mike==The tensoiner has a spring that keeps tension on the belt. Pull up on the belt and you can see which way the tensoiner has to go to remove the tension on the belt. You can generally pry it with a screw driver to get the belt off and back on. There should be a schematic on the fan shroud...
There should be a decal under the hood, most parts places have a book that shows this and finally your local library may have a repair manual that you can look at.You can also buy a repair manual for your car.
Just put a socket on the tensioning pulley and it will lossen the drive belt nope....wrong answer, socket and rachet wont have clearance. this is a lincoln, not a chevy... a standard wrench (either 15 mm or 5/8 in. ), using the box-end of the wrench, place it on the tensioner pulley mount bolt (you...
2000 ford focus with air n twin cam 4 cyclinder serpentin belt diagram
Depending on which version of the 2.8L engine and whether or not it has air conditioning there are up to four belts. First make a note of belt routing and in what order.To change a belt first loosen the adjustment bolt and the mounting bolt, then release the tension on the belt and remove it. If the...
?? if it is only the pulley /bearing you want to change...THE BOLT THAT IS IN THE CENTER OF THE PULLEY IS LEFT HAND THREAD!!! if it is the whole tensioner you want to change,,,disconnect battery negative,Drain coolant!! remove alternator, ...one of the alternator bolts holds the tensioner on, then...
locate the "tensioner" pulley, on the schematic that is under your hood, on top of the radiator. Then place a socket on the bolt head in the middle of that pulley, and with a breaker bar, pull the entire pulley towards the front of the van, releasing the tension, and letting the belt slip off easily...
B is a smooth inside where the BX is grooved or notched style,  according to some websites the BX last longer and is better for a  small diameter sheave.
Answer . Remove your idler pulley first. it is the pulley right next to the alternator.
You have to install a new belt tensioner.
 == Answer ==   Hey Anthony==There should be a schematic on the fan shroud. If there isn't, draw a picture before you remove it. Put a wrench on the bolt in the center of the idler pulley bolt and pull it up and it will let you take the tension off of the belt. GoodlluckJoe    ==...
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Loosen the belt tensioner pulley and after removing the old belt replace it with the new belt making sure it is re-installed in the same manner as the old. (there should be a belt diagram somewhere in the under-hood area that shows this) After installing the new belt, re-tighten the belt tensioner...
>Hey Darlene==Use a wrench on the bolt through the idler pulley to raise up on the pulley and take the tension off of the belt. There should be a schematic for the routing of the belt on the fan shroud, If not, draw one before you remove the belt. Don't rely on memory. GoodluckJoe Comments from...
Jack up the car and remove the tire from the passenger side of the car. Remove the plastic inner splash guards to expose the tensioner. Put a wrench on the nut that holds the pulley on and push it clockwise to remove tension on the serpentine belt. While doing this, pull the serpentine belt off to...
Changing the Drive Belt If I can do it you can do it! just get a 15mm socket and use it to turn loose the small pulley of the tensor it will remain tight but will rotate upward loosing tension on the drive belt you can also use a piece of 1 inch by 2 feet long E.M.T.pipe to assist you pull the...
Pull upon the belt and it will show you which way the idler pulley has to go to relieve pressure on the belt. Then pry it with a 15 mm wrench to relieve pressure and there should be a schematic under the hood to tell you how to route the belt. If it isn't there draw a schematic before you take the...
The tensioner is between the alternator and the power steering pump. On the diagram, you'll see three pulleys at the top, with the belt going over the ones on the ends, and under the one in the middle. The one in the middle is indicating the tensioner.
There should be a schematic on the fan shroud. goodluckJoe-- More info. --For a 2.4 L: Attach 13 mm wrench to pulley tension bolt (the pulley without the ridges), and push counterclockwise or toward the body of the car. For the 2.2 L, the Haynes manual lists 15 mm wrench in the opposite direction.
Answer . \nThere should be a placard with a diagram of the routing of the belt, located under the hood.
There is one 15mm nut on the back side of the tensioner. You have to get at it from under the vehicle. It is just below the end of the exhaust manifold. It is fairly easy if you use a long extension and a flex socket.
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  == Answer ==   I have a diagram for the 92 Aerostar 4L XLT. I'm not sure if it is the same. You might want to have a read-through first and see if the set-up is the same for the 3L.     I have not seen how to upload diagrams on this site so I'll try to walk through the configuration....
first remove the viscus fan off the water pump mark it up first so the holes go on the same studs they came off.looking on the front of the engine there is a light alloy tensioner that has a smooth face round the pulley, there is a 14 or 15m bolt head on this. What you need to do is put a ring...
  == Answer ==   19 mm 6-point socket, standard length not deep socket.     goes on upper "nut" of idler tension arm.     With 1/2" drive, pull towards front to relieve tension; remove belt from idler.     Release tension.     Complete removing old serpentine belt....