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.
There will be a tensioner pulley, that is a pulley that is connected to an arm that is spring loaded in order to produce tension on your belt. By releasing tension on this pulley, you can remove the belt. The pulley will have a way to do this using hand tools. Most have either a bolt head you can...
> Well, ... For a 1994 Lumina APV (3.8L), simply rotate the tensioner using a long adjustable or simlilar wrench (for torque) or tratchet/socket counter-clockwise. The tensioner is pulley-like mechanism between the power steering pump and the water pump. Once rotated, there will be slack in the belt...
I belive it has two belts one that drives the fan and one for the alternator the adjuster for the fan is on the right side and you need a 12 or 14mm socket and use a 14mm long wrench or socket and ratchet to move the tensioner
You should have a belt routing guide on the radiator support of the vehicle when you open the hood, somewhere around the hood latch. You will notice a spring tensioner pulley under the alternator, you can use a socket or a wrench to remove the belt, turn the tensioner clockwise to take the tension...
If there is a slot in the pully, you stick something in the slot that is long enough so that it will, when the pully turns rest against some non breakable component on the vehicle and stop the pully from turning. If you are trying to get the crankshaft pully off, you will usually need to access the...
you will have to get you hands on a haynes manual as the belt system varies depending on the model the haynes manual showhs all configurations get one on eBay (cheap)
The pulleys sometimes separate and need replacing. There should be a schematic on the fan shroud.
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\nit looks as if there are small cracks on the pulley side of the belt. If these are within 1/8" of one another you need a new belt NOW
HI, I JUST CHANGED MY SERPENTINE BELT ON A 1996 JEPP CHEROKEE CLASSIC 4.0 WITH AIR COND. AND WITH POWER STEERING.ON MY MODEL, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REMOVE THE AIR BOX, AS THE 7 INCH ADJUSTMENT SCREW IS ADJACENT TO THE THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING, NOT UNDER THE POWER STEERING PUMP ACROSS FROM THE AIR BOX AS...
Answer . If it is a 3.8 there will be a tension pulley at the center of the engine. if you are standing on the right side of the car (P/S) That pulley will have a 1/2 ratchet slot in its center. Taking your 1/2 ratchet handle place it in the slot (to make this a bit easier I use some type of...
Applying a small amount of C4 on the idler pulley and detonating it will remove the serpentine belt with ease.
Answer . you will find a diagram on the packet when you buy a new belt. there is also a diagram in the owners handbook
An idler pulley is not only a tensioner it is also a guide pulley on long stretches of belts and chains that helps them from coming off the main pulleys it also helps with vibration . it is a free pulley that works as a tensioner on any belt bolted to hold or spring loaded. An idler pulley usually...
check the following:. idealer wheel is a 15 mm spanner and is spring loaded.. from the floor push back and remove the belt from the lower pully.. you need some work removing the water tack and power steering oil tank.. this ifo is based on LX 96
Answer . \nmy brother and I used a hole saw and drilled thru the wheelwell. He had to heat the bolts with a mapp gas torch. But it worked. john
I just had the exact same thing happen to my 95 cavalier and it turns out the belt popped off because the belt tensioner needed to be replaced. You can tell if you have to replace it if there is any play in the pulley. . Answer . This typically is normal but not desired. The bottle might say to...
Answer . \nshould be able to find the diagram on the front frame when you open the hood on the black plastic piece between your adjusters for the hood levelers should be a sticker there or on the hood i can't remember
Because the bearing in it has worn out and it is locking up causing the belt to break.
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Easiest way is to spray some lubricant on it while it is running. If the sounds goes away you know its the belt. Could also be noise from the a/c clutch, power steering pump, etc.
Answer . I went through the wheel well and had to slightly drop the engine to gain better access. Not as had as it seems. Getting the belt back on is the hardest part.
Answer . \nyou need to put a ratchet in the squere hole and turn it to the right.
The belt is bad if it has 3 cracks per square inch.
Did that only come with one engine? might they be different? Yes the 3.0 non dohc.
Answer . \nIf it is not still under the hood on one of the stickers then it is in a "Haynes Manual" that can be found at any parts store.
Answer . \nthere is a sticker under your hood with a detailed description of the routing. try there
The drive belt diagram for your ML 270, can be obtained from mostMercedes-Benz dealerships. The drive belt diagram can be found atmany auto-parts stores.
Answer . The system that the belt runs on ,is called a serpentine system,it's a one belt set-up ,and they are self adjusted by a tensioner,sounds like...1- Your tensioner is seized,or ..2-your belt is streched..Sometimes the tensioner can be free'd by taking it of and working it in with...
should be under the hood; you just have to know whether yours has a/c and or air pump in order to change it. If not you may want to look into getting a repair manual from oyur local parts store.
buy a belt, loosen the tensioner, replace belt
Because it is used to make some of the materials that hold your belt together.
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Under-the-Hood The first place to look is somewhere in the engine compartment: . front, passenger side . on top of the radiator housing . On the passenger side shock tower . On the bottom side of the hood - look up . on the plastic panel above the radiator. There should be other...
This is not a real hard thing to do but can be tricky. Get a manual from the parts store or from AUTOBOOKSONLINE.COM.
The schematic should be on the fan shroud.
a breaker bar is longer then a ratchet so you leverage
depending on if it has the 3.8L or the 3.4L engine. first locate the serpetine belt diagram. or belt routing diagram, if it doesnt have one draw your own. then locate the tensioner which is usually a pulley connected to a moveable arm. place a 3/8" ratchet into the designated hole on the tensioner...
Unless it has been removed, sh0uld be a routing diagram on the radiator cover inside the engine compartment, left side as you are facing the vehicle.. AJ
It will run until the battery goes dead if the alternator belt is what is missing. It probably wouldn't make it 60 miles. The water pump is timing belt driven, so you wouldn't have to worry about overheating the engine.
If it is not keeping the battery charged then it is defective. Start the engine and connect a volt meter set on 20 Volts DC to the battery posts. Red probe to positive and black to negative. You should get a reading of from 13.5 to 16 volts. Any less or more and the alternator is defective.
i believe there may be a diagram under the hood, maybe on the fan shroud or on the underside of the hood itself, if not u can buy a manual from a auto parts supply and see the diagram good luck my friend
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We need to know if it is a V8, or a V6 LOOK ON THE RADIATOR CORE SUPORT,IT"S IN THAT AREA. it's a v6 - The easiest way to figure it out is that the serpentine belt basically goes in a circle aurrounding all of the wheels (grooved side in); it will bend back and forth based on the wheel it is...
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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...
to serpentine placement I'm not sure when you posted this question, but I'll answer anyway. They didn't change much from the 1991 models to the 1992 models. The serpentine belt is located just behind the fan. 1- You will need to disengage the negative battery cable prior to proceeding. This way...
I had the same problem, so I took the belt off and washed it in soapy water. I then took a wet, soapy cloth and wiped off all of the pulleys. The squeal in my Aerostar was caused by a leaking power steering pump, which leaked fluid on the belt, causing it to slip and squeal.
no power to the other componets it is connected to... ex.) a.c. wont work... and car wont start either probabley
Answer look here for the 3.3 engine. http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/molurch/2006-12-26_125820_3.3DodgeBelt.jpg
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Answer . What I did was loosen off the motor mount on the left side, take a 2x4 wooden b lock place it on a floor jack and put under the oil pan and rase the engin enough so you can get you wrench on to the tention pully and change your belt.
That depends on the vehicle. IF the belt runs the water pump an alternator, you won't be driving very long.
Answer . Release the pressure on the belt tensioner and belt should slide off pulleys
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Answer . The tensioner for the serpentine belt on a 1999 SL-1 is located just below and forward of the power steering pump (which is close to the firewall). You will be able to see it with a good light because it has a square fitting exposed that either a 1/2" or 9/16" wrench will fit on. It is...
Replacing the belts. . Make sure you take the plastic shields off the car first before getting anything done. You'll need size 10mm sockets or wrench to take them off. These will be under the right hand side of the vehicle, under the fender.\nThe first belt should be the one that goes around the...
Answer . you can do it 2 ways you can jack up the car remove the right wheel (passenger side) and then the 2 splash gards that are held on by plastic retaining clips which will provide you with easy access to the tensioner then turn it clockwise to relese it the routing directions should be under...
Depends on which belt you're referring to. If it's the cam belt you need to check the position of the cam WRT the crank, and also check the cylinder head/valves for damage. Might see enough through the spark plug holes. Any other belt just replace, check routing and tension and you're done.
Are you saying What it is or Where is it. If what, its the diagram on the very front of the motor on top of the radiator cover on my 92 Lesabre that shows how to install the belt, I answered both questions, bye. It's in your owners manual. I couldn't find find it on the radiator cover either....
The belt tensioner is rotated clock wise with a 15 mm wrench orbelt tool.
15 mm wrench Put it on the tension pulley and pull to take tension off belt
You have to go on the compressor! My husband has a 95 and the auto parts manager told him you have to.
Answer . \nby "the belt" i am assuming you mean the serpetine drive belt. you will need a 15mm (metric) socket and a rachettedrive.i use a breaker bar only because it is longer.apply downward pressure on the nut holding the tension pulley. slide off belt and replace in same fashion...TIP... make...
in my malibu, I loosened the belt tensioner first. There is a motor mount just in front of the belt that ou have to take one side off of. I lut a jack under the engine and jacked up the one side about an inch and slid the belt between the mount and the frame. Replacement belt should be put on using...
A wrench with a .5 in square head is inserted in the spring-loaded tensioner. HOWEVER, you have to remove an engine motor mount and jack up the engine slightly to replace the belt. It's a very bad design.
Answer . \nI just did one today for my uncles 2000 Leganza 2.2. The trick is that the belt goes around the tensioner then the crankshaft pulley. It should make an s from the bottom of the alt. pulley to the tensioner then to the crank.
the alternator serves as the tensioner in atleast the 2.0 engine. I had to replace my belt recently, it wasn't a very complicated matter. Loosen the lower alternator mounting bolt. Then take off the nut on the top left of the alternator. Finally loosen the bolt on the top of the alternator, (it...
Your belt is either to big or just plain worn out.
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There should be a sticker under the hood. It is usually located on the radiator cross bar or on the underside of the hood itself.
When you look at the grooved side of the belt and you see a lot of cracks or chunks missing going across the face of the belt.
Answer . Loosen the bolt on the alternator that is located at the top that is located in a long curved slot. Loosen the pivot bolt at the bottom of the alternator. Slide the alternator forward to gain slack on the belt. Remove belt and put on new belt. Get a crowbar, jam it in front of the...
Answer . \nright under the almost impossible to get to alternator......
First things first - check the maintanence schedule in your owner's manual. That being said, I kept a close eye on my '96 Ram 2500 w/ V10, and changed it at 130,000 miles, only because I was getting paranoid. According to the belt manufacturers criteria, the belt still didn't show signs that it...
You cannot adjust the tension on this, it has a spring inside of it. If it is weak, it must be replaced.
You will usually find the diagram on the cardboard sleeve the belt is folded inside of. You can also find it at any library in the auto repair section. Haynes an automotive publisher sells a manual for your car for around $20 and it has a step by step procedure for almost every repair with lots of...
Answer . What kinda model, make? I just had to replace all my belts, serpentine and all... It was a pain, because my water pump went out and broke all the belts.\n. \n-Jajo ;)
I'm assuming you have the brackets apart, or are installing A/C on a vehicle that did not come with it, and have aquired the bracket and A/C compressor. The operation is quite simple. The A/C bracket is held to the motor by 10mm bolts, thread size 10x1.5. i believe there are 4 of them total. after...
Answer . \nYou have no "adjuster bolt". You have a serpentine drive belt and it's tension is maintained by an automatic belt tensioner. It is a pulley mounted on a housing containing a "clock spring" that keeps the belt under a pre-set tension and compensates for belt-wear. It is released by a...
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Answer . It is either not aligned or not tight.. You should look toward the belt tensioner. Sometimes one or two of the attaching bolts can break ( I experienced that) and the tensioner pully can also go bad (experienced that also). There is no real way to "align" the belt... unless the alt is...
One of the 'accessories' is locked-up and not turning. Could be the: . Alternator . Waterpump (Vulcan engine) . Power steering pump . Air conditioning compressor That happened on my Contour, and it was the alternator in that case. Watch the front of the engine while someone else cranks it...
belt tensioner . on my 1995 4.0 L OHV it is located below the alternator
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Answer . Using a flashlight, look at the pulley configuration and draw it on paper (rough Idea) then draw a line showing the over and under of the belt, it helped me.. Answer . It should be on the fan shroud. If not, it should be in the owners manual. If not, go to a used car lot and find a like...
I found the serpentine routing chart for my 87 Lincoln lsc in a Mitchell's auto repair book at the local public library. There are diagrams for many autos. You can xerox the book and take home a hard copy for $0.15
Answer . \nIn the belt book at most autoparts stores have a diagram section for serpentine belt routing.
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...
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