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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.
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...
Answer . On MOST GM cars, when you raise the hood and look down, you should be looking at it. If not found, copy and paste this link in ya browser thttp://www1.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?ForwardPage=az/cds/en_us/0900823d/80/14/72/51/0900823d80147251.jsp\n.
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
Answer . google search freds tdi page there is a lot of helpful info
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...
I got my 92 MPV manual on eBay I think I paid about $10.00 but I forgot
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nowners manual, owners manual does not have a diagram in it, and there is no diagram under the hood
There is no set number of belts, and the number of different color belts depends on the organization. The student's progress is measured in increments known as "geup" (aka "gup") which means "grade." There are typically 8, 9, or 10 grades of promotion before the Black Belt, then 9 Degrees of the...
The easiest way is to get a serpentine belt tool. Available at Harbor Freight very reasonably priced. The Cavalier/Sunbird 3.1 has almost no room between the frame and the idler pulley. The idler pulley is in the "middle" of all other pulleys. To loosen the belt you pull it towards the front of the...
Loosen the 12mm bolt on the front of the idler/adjuster pulley. It's the one that holds the pulley onto the adjuster bracket. when it's loose, you can turn the 14mm adjuster bolt on top of the bracket, to adjust the pulley up or down to tighten the belt. When you have the belt properly tensioned,...
Try AutoZone, but don't look under the year and model section. Select Products and How To Info on the left side menu, then pick "T" and "Timing Belt". It's not as detailed as the manuals, but helpful.. 2nd answerThis was real helpful for me. Make sure you are a DIY person first of all and if that's...
there should be a diagram on the radiator support bracket , or on the underside of the hood while it is open. If not I bought a Haynes repair manual but mine is for a 96 and newer. you should be able to find these manuals at any auto parts store or book store. maybe the layout has not changed but i...
whats the routing for the serpentine belt for a 1996 Oldsmobile eighty-eight? Starting at bottome of crank, it wraps around A/C, then up and around alternator, down and around power steering, then up and over tensioner pulley and water pump, then back to crank. You need to remove one of the nuts...
Autozone doesn't have the online repair guide yet for your car, BUT, for about $13.00 Autozone has a repair MANUAL for it with step by step pics ect. NO, I don't work for Autozone but they are very handy to have close by. LOL It isn't very hard..but make sure that the car is completely cool...
Use a "straight edge" to make sure that the "valley" area (where the belt rides) is in alignment with the other pulleys
yes just order a belt for your car and tell them no a/c ask for a belt map when you are there at auto parts store Answer disconnect the wire to the compressor clutch so it doesn't come on and you are hoem free until hot weather comes around again.
Answer . On my 97 3.5L you have to loosen the bolt (15mm)on the front of the idler (loosen, don't remove) then go underneath and the is a 13mm bolt that adjusts the position of the idler for tension. Loosen this and the idler should loosen up.
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A serpentine belt run multiple auxiliary applications (IE AC, Power Steering, Alternator)
Typically your car will run off the battery power from that point. You'll get multiple dash warning lights on, including your battery light. At this point you're running on just the battery power alone so you're lights will dim or go out. Turn off all un-needed electrical things like the radio...
There is either a tensioner or an adjustment screw on a pulley. A Haynes manual or Chiltons manual will help with the routing of the belt, and how to adjust the belt tension as well. Usually the idler pulley is used, before loosening the top bolt , loosen the center bolt of the pulley.
NO. Drive belts drive the AC, Power Steering, Alternator, Waterpump, exe. Cam belt=timing belt.
tensioner wobble , check all pulleys for straightness and replace as need
On one of the stickers in the engine compartment , ahead of the radiator , there. should be a serpentine belt routing diagram
look at the top of where the serpentine belt is located. there is a pulley (called belt tensioner)with a square nipple sticking out the top of it. find a wrench the size of the nipple(via 3/4 or 7/8 etc..)and push towards the back of the car to loosen belt. now remove belt. now line up new belt...
A serpentine belt is a belt that starts at your crank pulley that routes through all of your pulleys such as water pump,power steering pump,A/C pump,alternator,and some vehicles even come with smog pumps. But not a lot of them do. A serpentine belt is cheap and easy to replace but is a very...
check the belt tensioner. the belt is used to activate things like your A.C., alternator and other things. the tensioner takes up the slack on the belt after its installed. it dosent DO anything except take up the belt slack.
First put a floor jack under the engine and raise it just high enough to support the engine, do not raise the car. Secondly, remove the moter mount on the left side of the car. Using a serpentine tool or a small drive breaker bar (not sure on the drive size, I used a serpentine tool that costed...
Answer . there is no serpentine belt on an '86. there is a v-belt and a timing belt. the v-belt is tightened by moving the alternator. the timing belt is tightened by rotating the inner core of the tensioner. the inner core is eccentricly mounted, i.e. if you rotate it, the tensioner moves.. there...
\n. \n Answer: Serpentine belt 96 Gr Am 3.1L \n. \n. \nOk, here goes. First, buy, rent, or pay the deposit on the parts store's loaner long-handled serpentine belt tool. It has skinny sockets that you will need to replace the tensioner. Bite the bullet and get the tool. Also--bite another...
Well.......... There is an item that is called a Harmonic Balancer. Can be a pain in the butt! I replaced mine in my 1999 Jeep sport. I guess now that I have done it I guess I would replace one again. You can get a loaner tool to pull it out from most auto parts stores. A day and some patence..... I...
use a ratchet on the tensioner to draw it back it will be tough note you must put on belt at the same time.yes it will take muscle but can be done in less then ten mins.most tensiners square hole you should be able to use 1/2" drive ratchet all by it self if no fit use other but Lincoln at least all...
Answer . \nThere is a belt tensioner that is spring loaded and it adjusts the tightness of the serp belt. The tensioner is self adjusting as the serp belt stretches out from use. You cannot adjust the belt tension yourself. If your serp belt is showing signs of cracking on the underside then you...
Answer . Very bad it can blow out and cause a wreck because the belt separate from rubber
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?partName=Engine+Mechanical&pageId=0996b43f802e6c54&partId=0996b43f802e6c54 If that doesnt work, go to autozone.com and put in the year, make, model of the vehicle. Under 'Repair' at the top, go to 'Repair Guides',...
Answer . \nYou don't say which engine or year but see my post under "How do you change a serpentine belt on a 93 Buick Skylark" for a possible answer.
MORE INFORMATION NEEDED What type of engine do you have? Number of cylinders, and Liters? 1998 ford e 150 van 8 cylinder 4.6l need to find out the serpentine belt configuration
Answer . Before attempting this, make sure the positive terminal of the battery is well insulated, or you may wish to remove the negative battery terminal for added safety - you don't want the short the battery - severe injury will result. Also note that the tensioner has significant force in its...
Put a 3/8 inch ratchet in the square hole on the automatic tensioner pulley. It is located on the right half of the front of the engine. It is between the water pump pulley and the crankshaft pulley. Pull back on the ratchet to release the tension.
This is not a easy job what engine do you have. You need the service manual without it it could be a impossible task.ps it a 3.8 engine Answer Support the car with a jack stand and then support the engine with a jack under the oil pan (use a piece of soft lumber between the jack and the pan or...
Answer . There is a diagram under the hood (on mine, it is in the top left corner of the hood lid), if it is missing or unreadable, get a service manual.
Answer . I'm going to assume you mean a serpentine belt. Look for the idler pulley, belt tensioner under the hood, about the center. Place a socket on the bolt holding the pulley and with a breaker bar or long 1/2 ratchet, try to loosen the bolt. You should notice the belt tensioner will...
I have personally followed this person's advice step-by-step, and it worked flawlessly. The bearings of the serpentine drive belt tensioner pulley in my 2000 Dodge Neon were starting to go bad and a horrific grinding noise was coming from the engine compartment. After reading up on all the work...
There is a tension bolt on the alternator (point up), but that does nothing unless you loosen the bolt just below it (points to passenger side) and the larger one that it pivots on at the other end of the alternator (points to passenger side). Once all three are loose you can back out the tension...
put a socket on the tensioner pully nut I forot which way toloosen(it will only go one way)about 1/4of the way it will beobvious when you do it.Then take the old belt off.Put the wratchetback on the nut and repeat in reverse the step.I believe on thatone you need to take the coolant reservoir off to...
Partial answer. . There are two different belts a 96 SEPHIA requires. They are turned by a double pully wheel. The alternator and water pump belt is the rear one. The alternator adjusts with a 9 or 10 MM box wrench. The air and power steering is the front. It is adjusted with AC compressor.
Look carefully at the three pulleys the v-belt turns: One of these is the engine crank pulley and another is the AC pulley. The third pulley is the tensioner which must be backed off to remove the v-belt. Put a socket wrench to the bolt in the center of the pulley and loosen this bolt two-three...
Check all pulleys for proper alignment. Check for a failed bearing in a pulley. Check for a locked up pulley.
Should be on the passenger side strut tower under the hood or on the plastic cover over the radiator. If not, put it around the crank shaft pully(bottom) aimed to the front of the car,then one side of the belt around the AC compressor that same side of the belt goes strait up around the Alternator...
what's the question? how to do it? specific to corolla or just serpentine belt in general?. release tension on belt by:. -put a socket/breaker bar or ratched on the tensioner pulley bolt and use it to relieve tension on the belt. -slide belt off tensioner pulley. replace with new belt in same...
Answer . \nHow do you replace the serpentine belt in 1997 sunfire
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...
\nTry this: \n. \nhttp://forums.justcommodores.com.au/attachments/vt-vx-holden-commodore-1997-200244176d1200653873-diagram-required-routing-serpentine-belt-drive-belts.jpg
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 used to " drive " the accesories . Also , it uses a timing CHAIN instead of a timing belt
if it slips, then it does not charge the battery, and you might not make it home if you are driving home at night with the headlights on.
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...
No, an accessory belt is not considered a serpentine belt. However,a serpentine belt is considered a specific type of accessory belt.
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,\nIf 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 because it's in fron of...
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.\n. \nBy 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 . \n1. draw sketch of belt path around all pulleys, etc.\n2. 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 tension off of belt and...