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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.
Answer . \nThere is a tensioner located towards the front of the engine. You'll need a fairly long handle ratchet, a breaker bar preferred. In any event you'll have to determine what on your model has to grab a hold of, release the tension and slide the belt off of which ever pulley is close. Then...
Answer . \nAll you need is a 3/8 socket driver (no socket). The driver fits in the square hole on the pulley.. Answer . Take a crowbar and press down on the lever to the right of the pully...it is spring loaded and the belt comes off much easier than trying to undo the bolt
 == Answer ==   It is not easy. You may want to get a manual on your car from DISCOUNTAUTOREPAIRMANUALS.COM and it will tell you how. 
You'll probably need to buy three belts and take two back before you get it right. Take a piece of string, hold the end exactly where the belt leaves the pulley before the compressor, follow the same path the belt does around the compressor and on to the next pulley where you want to mark the string...
Answer . FIRST PUT A BREAKER BAR WITH THE CORRECT SIZE SOCKET ON THE BELT TENSIONER BOLT AND RELEASE THE TENSION ON THE BELT, WHILE DOING THIS SLIP THE BELT OF OF ONE OF THE PULLEYS. THEN SNAKE THE BELT PAST THE FAN AND ACCESORIE DRIVES. INSTALLATION IS REVERSE OF REMOVAL. I LIKE TO LEAVE THE...
Answer . The belt tensioner on a 1993 Buick LeSabre is located below and slightly to the left of the alternator if you are facing the passenger side of the car **Note there should be a diagram somewhere in the engine compartment, if not drawing one before removing the alternator belt for any...
No , the serpentine belt is outside of the engine , at the front , and is usedto " drive " the accesories . Also , it uses a timing CHAIN instead of a timingbelt
There isn't a whole lot of extra room around the serpentine tensioner pulley so here is what I do... I put a box end wrench on the tensioner pulley nut. Then I push on the opposite end of the wrench with a long piece of wood... something thin enough to fit in the space you do have. I think I use a...
Replace belt by loosening center nut of idler pulley, unscrewing the smaller adjusting bolt of the idler pulley until the old belt can be lifted off. Reverse procedure to install, make sure the new belt is properly centered on all 3 pulleys. Tighten until you cannot move the belt 1/4 inch up and...
  == Answer ==   Hi,   If you have the 3.0 v6 engine, it's pretty easy. The power steering belt is actually the serpentine belt, the large belt with the grooves. Everything runs off this except for the air conditioner which has it's on v-belt. You will need to remove this belt first...
  == You find it on AutoZone ==   Go to autozone web site, make a definition of your current vehicle and then go to "repair guides", once there go to the engine & engine overhaul, look for the "timing belt" menu on the right, there you have it.     By ReMaxDSSTJ TJ Baja Mechanic
It should be on the fan shroud. If not, draw one before you take it off. If it is off, go to a used car lot and find a car like yours and draw your own schematic. Or it is in your owners manual or get a manual on your car from the parts store.
TAke a wrench and put on the tensoiner and take the tension off of the belt and slip it off. Then thread the new one on as per the schematic on the fan shroud. If it isn't there. draw one before you take it off. Don't rely on memory.
  call the dealer or a dealer and have them email you one they sent me one
  == Answer ==     1. draw sketch of belt path around all pulleys, etc.   2. Remove old belt by using a 3/8 inch ratchet. Insert ratchet into square 'hole' of idler pulley located on left. It is the only pulley with a square hole in the middle. Pull/rotate wratchet handle to take...
Possible belt stretch or an idler not applying proper tension for some reason.
  == Answer ==   It has a serptine belt that goes around the alternator and water pump etc. And in fromt of the radiator you will see a pully with a bolt on it that is the belt tentioner its spring loaded take a box wrench and pull up on it to take off the belt and take the bots off the...
Spring loaded belt tensioner on the lower driver side.
The powersteering pump is driven by the serpentine belt. There is only the one belt to drive everything
  == Answer ==   the tention pulley bolt is not stuck. It is supposed to be that way take a 1/2 " or 3/4 rachet or breaker bar and put it in the square hole and use the breaker bar to get leverage to move the tention bar so that tention is off the belt to rmove belt and do the same to...
  == Answer ==   In my 99 wj jgc there is a tensioner and the manual for the 2000 also shows a tensioner.   The I6 has a tensioner on the passenger side near the middle of the engine front. It is a idler on an internal spring mechanism with a mark on it that indicates tensioner life.  ...
YES, IT SHOULD BE UNDER THE HOOD OR ON THE RADIATOR SUPPORT IF YOU LOOK HARD ENOUGH YOU WILL FIND IT, SOME TIMES EVEN ON WHEEL WELL GOOD LUCK!!!!!  what is the install no diagram
Driver side front of the engine, accessible from underneath.
  == Answer ==   To replace the serpentine belt on a V6 3800 series non-supercharged  motor, you must jack up the motor and remove a motor mount. Before  going any further make sure that the factory belt diagram sticker is  still somewhere under the hood; if not, make a detailed diagram...
what is the diagram of a serpentine belt for a dodge shadow 1994
1. Jack up the front of the vehicle. 2. Remove the drivers side tire. 3. Remove the fender liner by pulling the retainer pins. (you might want to get some replacement pins since they often break) 4. Pay attention to the current routing of the serpentine belt; it can be confusing when you try to...
Most likely one of your pulleys/accessories has a bearing going out and seizes intermittently causing it to fly.
  http://photo.platonoff.com/Auto/20040929.Saab_9-5_serpentine_belt/ This site is pretty   http://photo.platonoff.com/Auto/20040929.Saab_9-5_serpentine_belt/ I found this to be the best for my 1999 9-5, should be the same for the 9-3 turbo. A couple of things I found: The replacement SAAB...
  The belt tensioner is automatic and does not need manual adjustment. Put a 15mm socket on the tensioner nut and push downward a few times. The internal tensioning spring should put it back into the tight position on the belt again. If it does not, then the tensioner needs replacement.
What ever search engine you use, type in www.autozone.com/repair_info. Now you see a page of search results, on the one showing AutoZone.com | Repair Info click on it. Now on the left side of the Auto Zone screen, find Vehicle Repair Guides and click on it. Now select vehicle year and click on it....
Answer . I just changed the belt on a 1997 Bonneville, and this is how I did it... Put a wrench on the tensioner and turn it to loosen the belt, slip the old belt off the alternator pulley and then let the wrench off the tensioner. Slip the belt off the other pulleys and pull the all the...
  == Answer ==   open the hood and look up, it will be right in front of you. If that does not work, you can buy a haynes or chiltons manual.
Answer . \n1) Rotate drive belt tensioner mechanism upward, away from drive belt using a 1/2 inch breaker bar.\n. \n2) Remove serpentine drive belt.\n. \n3) Reverse procedure to install.
  Something is out of alignment. TAke it to a garage and find out what it is.  
  normally on top of the grill area in front of the belts and pullies.
Jack up car and support the engine, there is a place under there that says put wood block here, don't let all the weight rest on this block though.Use tool to take tension off belt, fits in square hole on belt tensioner. Now you can loosen the motor mount right in the middle of the sepentine belt...
  I know that on my neighbor's '98 Malibu, there is a diagram under the hood, right next to the serpentine belt assembly. On my '97, it looks like there was one, but it must have come off.   With so many Malibus on the road, just ask someone if they will pop their hood for you.
picture diagram of how to install 89 Cherokee serpentine belt
  == Answer ==     anywhere on the belt most likely close to the alt.
  == Answer ==     There should be a tensioning pulley that can be fitted with a socket and wrench. You can then pull the pulley thus loosening the tension on the belt and then pull the belt off. Install the same way.
You have a mechanic check for proper belt tension. Trust me, in the long run this is the smartest, safest and CHEAPEST way to solve the problem.
For a 1999 Dodge Caravan 3.3 L I have to use a 15mm open/closed end wrench on the tensioner pulley. Use the closed end of the 15mm and pull toward you and use the end of a crescent wrench to use for additional torque. You can slip the belt over the fixed pulley (not the tensioner pulley). Give...
  == Answer ==   I had the tensioner and belt replaced on my 93 saturn. Before hiring someone I looked into it online. My advice is that unless you have the tools and basic skills for mechanics (the basics yes, the tools no) I would suggest you take it to a mechanic and since you are doing...
 == Answer ==   It would be in a shop manual from DISCOUNTAUTOREPAIRMANUALS.COM or I would look for a like car on a used car lot and see how it is run. 
Answer . \nIt is a project that requires either a Shop manual or service CD or expert advice or someone who has done it before. On my 1995 Del Sol I had to dismantle many things to be able to replace the timing belt. But, it was either this or $800 at the Honda dealer. It is such a job that I...
well....when your car overheats unnecesarily. or when your fan is not working. What are the symptoms your car is showing? someone might have more insight then, or might be able to tell you how to troubleshoot the problems and find the best, cheapest, and most efficient solution.      If you...
== Answer ==   It should be on the fan shroud. If not, go to a used car lot and find a like car and trace the route   there should be a diagram on the hood of your car or the front that tells you the route and the belt should have an auotmatic belt tightner   == Answer ==   == ==  ...
The tensioner is part of the bracket that holds the power steering pump. To replace the serpentine belt tensioner: 1. Drain the coolant to a level below the bracket. The bracket seals over a hole in the cylinder block. If you don't drain the coolant it will flood out of that hole. 2. Take note of...
What happens is this the belt itself will separate into one disconnected jagged piece, and therefore will no longer complete a full circle. What you should do is to superglue the belt back together into one single completed circle and waalaaaaaaa your belts fixed. But seriously if a belt breaks...
  Yes. Not for long. The water pump, and alternator are driven off of the serpentine belt. If you remove it, your car will prolly die from lack of electrical power before it overheats. If you are removing it because of something not there, I.e. A/C Compressor you can buy a shorter belt for the...
  == Answer ==   My '96 has a sticker on the inside of the hood which shows how the belt is routed.   If your car doesn't have the sticker but the old belt is still on the car, I'd make a sketch of the path the belt takes before I changed it.   Or, you could pick up a Chilton or...
  72K miles or 5 years (whichever comes first) for most engines. Get accessories belt (alternator belt) changed too as failure can smash timing belt cover causing belt failure.
Answer . Technically,Yes. But realistically no. They are both drive belts, but the term drive belt is normally what is referred to as a non-serpentine belt. This term is used to distinguish between the two type belts. A drive belt tension must be adjusted manually, whereas a serpentine belt...
If and only if your engine is a quad-4, then the easiest way to replace the serpentine belt is to take a 13mm box-end wrench, double it up with a similar-sized wrench (make a double-wrench such that the open-end of the 13mm is inside the box-end of the other wrench), and get underneath the front of...
  The diagram is on page 6-61 of the owner's manual. Please note that it does not tell you that a motor mount must be disconnected to install a new belt.
Answer . If you look under the hood you should see a diagram of the belt and order it goes in, if not get out a peice of paper and start drawing. There will be a tensioner with a square slot, it's for a 1/2 inch drive. Once you insert the 1/2 inch see what direction it goes to loosen the belt, be...
  == Answer ==   Take off the belt. If its a serpantine belt,you'll have to loosen it using a tentioner, if its a two part belt, just start removing your bolts that hold the alternator in place. If your not use to working on vehicles, tag your bolts with tape in order to remember what slots...
  == Answer ==   Standing on the passanger side of car looking under hood, you will see the belt. Looking straight down the middle in front of you, you will see a pully with a nut in the center. Put a box end wrench on it a push down. Tension will release on the belt. Take off and put...
== Answer ==   more than likely it's your alternator that is slowly but surely going out,or it could be your serpentine belt making the noise because it isn't tight enough around all the drive wheels.hope this helps.bye   It can also be your power steering. Check your tensioner, alternator....
DEPENDING ON WHAT ENGINE IT IS, YOU MAY HAVE TO REMOVE THE POWER STEERING PUMP AND A/C COMPRESSOR.
Answer . Recently purchased a Goodyear Gaterback Serpentine Belt and it had on the back a diagram that showed the route. Check your local autoparts store you may find the same.. Hope This Helps
a serpentine belt runs the alternator and the more stuff you have running (heat, lights, radio) it causes the alternator to have to have the belt run faster to supply power to the things that are running. if your belt is loose or worn, it will slip and cannot provide the amount circulation needed...
  == Answer ==   ** THIS IS FOR TIMING BELT **   There is nothing for us as users to adjust.   Tension is done by the auto tensioner.   The timing belt spins the cams, and water pump on these cars.   Maitanance scheduals of 60k and 120k are required.   Change out water pump...
  None, all you have to do is stick a 1/2 ratchet or breaker bar in the tensioner pulley and pull the tension off of the belt enough to change the belt. Two sets of hands make this a fast and easy project.
The first thing to check is that your transmission fluid level is correct. If it is too low the trans cannot pressurize. DO NOT Overfill.
It is the route the belt follows around all the pulleys on the engine that belt is driving.
it should have a belt tensioner, use a 3/8 or 1/2 ratchet in the square hole and push to the left or right and pull the old belt off, hold the tensioner after you got belt set to go in place, slide that part of belt under tensioner and let go, alot easier than dealing with v-belts.
Should be the same as my 2002 Corolla. First make a diagram of the routing of the belt. The smooth side of the belt goes against the smooth pulleys and the grooved side against grooved pulleys. Remove the plastic cover that's over the engine valve cover (there are two chrome 10 mm acorn nuts and two...
  == Answer ==     To change the tensioner you will need to support the oil pan with a floor jack and block of wood, Remove the upper engine mount 15mm nuts (5), then jack engine up a bit Remove the serp belt Remove the upper tensioner bolt. Lower engine down to normal position, remove...
That pulley has a bearing on the inside of it that has gone bad. Replace the pulley with a new 1
the belt is ether too old, or a faulty component that is being driven by the belt.
replacing achieva serpentine on a 96i have a 96 and you have to completely remove the motor mount and all of the bolts holding it on the engine to replace the belt,also carefully jack up the engine since it will fall on the ground if you take off the mount
  == Answer ==   your local librarie should have a mechanics manuual that you can photo copy !   Good Luck !
Determine what is causing the problem, faulty belt tensioner, alternator water pump, a/c compressor, one or more of these components could cause the problem.
The pulley that is not an actual device, but a lone pulley is the tensioner. It keeps tension on the belt so it will not slip. You did not mention an alternator, there should be one.
Drive Belt Replacement procedure please pardon my spelling I type to fast and miss spell here and there.Ok there are two belts on the truck and to replace these you have to get a little dirty. The first thing you need to do is to disconnect the negative battery terminal because you will be moving...
you have a bad bearing on either the tensioner pully or the idler pully. both should be replaced for success.
Dodge has a repair kit for that problem on a 1996-2000Check all puleys for alignment. Check belt shield. Check for correct tension.
  Look here: http://www.gizmology.net/pulleysbelts.htm   They have the information you need.
  == Need more information ==   What type of engine? v8, v6, etc.   What size engine? 5.0L, 5.8L, etc.   Does it have an air conditioner?       There should be a diagram on the top of the grill ( where the hood opens ).   This should be a big help, as it is a picture of...
  == Answer ==     You may have stripped the bolt by turning it counter clockwise, which would allow the bolt to spin but not allow it to be removed. The bolt is reverse threaded. Even after being stripped, sometimes by turning the bolt clockwise it may be removed. Hope this helps.  ...
before it breaks and you get stranded
There are many different variations on equipment that determine different routings for the belt. What size engine and what equipment is on yours? Power Steering? Air Conditioner? That kind of stuff. On the chance it might be a 5.7L (350 cubic inches) V8, with P/S & A/C and has an alternator and P/S...
It will be on the cover just over the radiator you will have the  diagram for the serpentine. I do not know if Ford Taurus 1996 is  the same as Ford Taurus 1994. But my 1996 serpentine routing  diagram is under the hood, you may have to wipe it with a rug or  towel if its dirty and hard to see. ...
15mm box end wrench 8-10 inch, put wrench on bolt not a lot of room and pull towards you it's easiest to pull belt and put back on at the idler pulley have changed many times not too difficult
To change the drive belt.: 1. There should be a routing diagram in the engine compartment, if there is not one make note of the proper routing so you can put the new belt on correctly. 2. Release the tensioner and remove the old belt. 3. Put the replacement belt in place, then release the...
Sometimes you simply cant guess what size you ought to use because the way the AC compressor is layed out doesn't allow you to run a serpentine belt as it may be in the way of the belt. However if you remove the compressor you can sometimes use the non-AC part number for the belt providing none of...
Several things could cause this such as belt not being tight enough in the first place, or the belt isn't aligned properly, making the water act as lubrication slipping the belt off.
  == Answer ==   Auto Zone will probably print you off a copy of the diagram that you need. They have done it for me in the past at no charge. They even went out to the car to check that they had the right diagram.
  == Answer ==     Replace your a/c evaporator filter under dash. Liquid refrigerant is getting back to compressor causing belt to break.
The only possible way to replace the tensioner belt or water pump on any Oldsmobile that I know of is to lift the motor with a hydralic jack, (make sure to place a piece of wood under the oil pan to make sure not to puncture it, you will need to loosen the top left motor mount possibly take it off,...
  TAKE THE TENSION OFF BY SECUREING A WRENCH ON THE NIB AT TOP OF TENSIONER . THERE ARE TWO HOLES TO PUT A FINE SCREWDRIVER . THAT WILL HOLD IT IN PLACE WHILE YOU ARE WORKING ON IT
don't fix it replace it i saw one on eBay just yesterday for 48 dollars.. new..
each accessory has a mount and and adjuster. loosen the 3 point pivot system on each , then the belt is loose. now it comes off there are more than one belt on a SPORT
You don't . It more than likely needs new bearings. That is why it is out of line, unless the vehicle has been in an accident. Remove the belt, and remove the tensioner idler pulley and repair it.