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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.
  Take a 3/8 breaker bar and stick it in the 3/8 square hole on the belt tensioner. Pull counterclockwise and detension belt. Remove belt and replace. Super easy takes about 10 minutes.
There is a tension pulley to the left of the alternator. Put a 19mm socket with a torque wrench on the pulley nut. Turn the nut in a counter-clockwise direction. This will lift the pulley away from the belt and allow you to slip it off. Install is the reverse of removal.
  == Answer ==     I have a 1992 Dynasty with the 3.3 Liter engine. The serpentine belt has a tensioner pulley that is spring loaded... it puts tension on the pulley automatically - if the belt is in place correctly the way it is supposed to go. You probably want to know how to get the...
  == Answer ==   the belt weaves through the motor mount,there are three 15mm bolts one is a stud prop motor up with jack remove bolts and mount install belt as shown in manual then replace bracket and mount
          Twist it so you can see the underside of the "V" shape on V-type belts, or the ribs on a serpentine-type belt and check for any wear or cracks. Oil-soaked belts can slip and not rotate the component they are driving fast enough. Glazed belts have a shiny appearance;...
remove lower covers under passenger side. above power steering pump is smallest pulley. it is spring loaded tensioner for belt. put 13mm socket-rachet on it and turn bolt clockwise, thus relieving tension. install new belt in proper path and unload pulley again while slipping belt over this pulley....
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  == Answer ==     Usually it takes a 3/8 or a 1/2 inch rachet on the spring loaded tensioner. simply put the rachet in the square hole and loosen the tension to get the belt off.
If you can't find the routing diagram under the hood, take a picture or draw it out yourself. Once you've got that done, use either a 3/8" ratchet (or a tool specially made for the purpose, if you prefer) to lever the serpentine belt tensioner away from the belt to loosen it. With the belt loosened...
You do not tighten a serpentine belt. It has a tensioner that keeps it at the correct tension. If it is loose, either the belt is worn and needs replacing or the tensioner is defective.
Ah yes, the infamous serpentine belt! It's among the most asked about item in the Sunfire group. My car still has a diagram for belt routing on the underside of the hood. Yours might too. If not, and the belt is still on the car, make a quick diagram of your own for reference. If your belt has...
it rotates towards the east. So if you were looking down from space directly above the north pole it would rotate anticlockwise.If you look from above the equator (like looking at an atlas or map of the world) then it rotates towards the right.
  2001 rav 4 has a chain timing belt so it does not need to to be replace. To replace the serpentine belt, all you need is one socket rench. There are six moving parts. between the top belt there is one screw nut, put the socket rench in and pull it clockwise. (you must turn clockwise as hard as...
  == Answer ==   Isn't it on the fan shroud?
  == Answer ==   The belt has worn on the edges and creates friction which causes squealing. Also, sometimes when a belt is cold it will squeal.
trust me i have a 93 look at the alt, power steer ..... look straight down 6 inches or so you will see a wheel w/ a 18mm bolt in the middle put a wrench on it w/ a pair of visegrips on the end for leverage and push tword the fire wall trust me you will need 2 people for this small job when it...
It is located on a decal under the hool. Mine is on the lip just in front of the radiator next to the hood latch. You will see the diagram of circles (pullies) and the line indicating the direction of the belt.
There are a few different ways to adjust the drive belt or V-belt tension in a vehicle. The most popular used nowadays is a serpentine belt that connects to and activates every pulley in the engine. These serpentine belts require no tension adjustment as they incorporate an automatic belt tensioner....
Replacing a serpentine belt . Find the idler pully of the serpentine belt system. It is usually the one that appears to not "drive" any system and is normally located towards the top of the other pullys.. On the idler pully assembly, you will find a bolt (not the bolt in center of pully or the one...
Answer . \nif you have to ask how to replace the belt you should not open the hood take it to a shop
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There are repair videos on the link below that will show you how to do it. Just copy and paste in your browser.
  look to rear of engine u will see a square peg a 1/2 inch bar is required pulled towards the front of the engine and a 3mm pin put into the eyelets that align as you pull it forwards *note get the updated belt that misses out the centre idler pulley as they fail regularly
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...
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...
  == Answer ==   It is located right under the alternator.
You would really be taking a chance to do so. If the car were to overheat during that little trip you could cause hundreds of dollars in damage not to mention maybe even trash the engine. If you decide to try it watch the temperatur gauge closely and as soon as it goes past about halfway you need to...
  == Answer ==   To change belt?   Use a 1/2 inch breaker bar and pull to relieve tension
  == Answer ==     recommend changing both belts at the same time, you have to remove alternator belt to get to power steering belt, you will have to raise vehicle off of ground to remove rt. ft. wheel and than remove plastic inner fender around the bottom than from under hood loosen...
I'm working on it as we speak - it is a difficult job and I have a lot of tools and am fairly experienced. I got the new belt on but am having trouble getting the tensioner assembly back together. Carve out a day. If you're a novice, consider taking it in. The accessory belt in front of it is a...
%DETAILS%    == Answer ==   Check for a gas leak maybe on the belt and check the belt for alignment. 
You use a speed wrench, (or speeder wrench) in place of your ratchet handle that came with your socket set. It has an off-center grip that you rotate around the wrench shaft. Due to its length, you will usually be able to keep your hands and the wrench clear of the work area, and will be able to...
  == Answer ==   There is a central pulley that is spring loaded. There is a bolt on the end of it but you don't want to remove the bolt. You need to put a wrench on the bolt and take pressure off the belt with one hand and slip off the belt with the other. Try to remember the travel pattern...
im assuming you have the diagram on the hood. Run the belt in the proper sequence. you will leave getting it under the tensioner for last. take the top bolt out of the alternator and just loosen the bottom one. alternator will pivot just a little,but you need all you can get with these cars. now...
 == Answer ==   The Tensioner is spring loaded-use a long wrench on the center of the pulley 2 release tension-DON"T UNBOLT anything-IF it doesn't feel springy then find the bolt in the center of a (the) pulley that is. 
I will presume that your vehicle has air conditioning. There is a spring loaded belt tensioner that needs to be 'relaxed'. You will need a 15mm socket with a ratchet, and a short length (12-18")of pipe that can fit over the ratchet handle (allows for more leverage). The tensioner is located ( as you...
  == Answer ==     Typically, one would draw a diagram before dissassembling. Usually there is a sticker under the hood that shows it. A parts store or dealer may assist you otherwise.
== Answer == You may want to take a trip to the local library as they usually have an extensive collection of automobile literature. you may also look in your owners manuel if yiu still have it,i always find the local autozone helpful they have plenty of chilton, or hanes books that will show...
Answer  Try this: http://www.mjw.com/amigoimagesbelt.jpg  Blasaternaz  June 2009 update: This is a dead link.... I'm looking for better info right now.    Look under the hood, or on the radiator support. If there is no sticker there, then go to Autozone and use their repair guides.   I...
your local parts store can give you a free print out of the diagram. but if you know that and want the easiest way to put it on, i find it better to release the tensioner pulley a bit , pulling it forward, putting the belt on, then putting the tensioner pulley back where it was. now be careful...
Answer . \nDrive belt(s) is/are not tightened enough would be my first guess.
2004 Mazda B3000 Serpentine belt change.See related picturesTools needed: 15 mm box end wrenchTime: 1 hourLast belt change 101,196 kmPart: Dayco Polycog 5060885 (always varify and compare old belt before installing new one)Step 1Make sure you have the correct belt. Double check the part number etc....
  no need to loosen the lines. only simple tools needed. move stuff out of the way, and bang it out. watch what your doing and try to understand it. its very simple, look at it one part at a time     == Answer ==       On a 2.0 litre engine the alternator belt is blocked by the...
  It is quite easy, There is a spot to insert a 3/8" ratchet (No Socket) on the automatic belt tensioner. Simply use the ratchet like you normally would (I can't remember if you tighten or lossen to remove tension) and then use something like a block of wood or a helper to keep the tension off...
  == Answer ==     There is a part called a belt tensioner that is spring loaded. IT has a pulley that is muonted to an arm. If you use a socket drive or socket depending on the particulars of it, you can move it enough to release the tension on it. Keep in mind it is spring loaded.
  == Answer ==   Remove the Right wheel and inner plastic fender which will allow you access to the tensioner side of the motor. There will be a few bolts holding into place on the block. Remove the bolts and remove the entire tensioner assembly. Reverse for replacement.
See "Related Questions" below for much more about dealing with Taurus - Sable serpentine belts & tensioners       BEST advise! Go to your nearest AutoZone Store and ask for a Serpentine Belt Tool: OEM27115. You may borrow the tool for free, just leave a $25.00 deposit which is...
Check to make sure the belt is routed around the compressor pulley. Also check the wiring connector at the compressor in case it was dislodged.
  == Answer ==     This is the same as my 93 1.9 with a/c & p/s. http://autorepair.about.com/library/images/bl366lib.htm
  == Answer ==     Just go to your local Autozone. They can print you one out at the parts counter while you wait.
Answer . You may get an answer if you list the vehicle & engine you are talking about. You are not going to get an answer to this question as is.
== ==   It is much easier to buy a "rebuilt power steering pump" that is guaranteed and has been properly set up at the factory than try to do it yourself. Just bolt it on and replace the belts. No adjustment, no fooling around with it.
A 5L belt is a light duty belt, even though it can have the samedeminsons of the B belt, the 5L is cheaper to buy, but the B beltwill usually last longer, provided all is properly aligned and belttension is correct. A "5V" belt is a Higher HP belt (stronger theneven the "B" series... A "BX" and a ...
  == Answer ==   should be on the hood look up after you open it or by the radiator on the area were your emmisions placard is installed
Having the engine type is crucial here, but if it is a 4.0 just loosen the idler pulley bolt, then turn the idler pulley adjuster counter clockwise until sufficient slack is in the belt, remove it ans place the new one on as the diagram shows on your radiator bracket right near the hood latch.
Loosen the belt tensioner. Make sure that the belt can be removed easily. Replace the belt with a new one. Check that belt is clean before installing. Clean the pulleys if you have to. Tighten the belt tensioner to set proper tension.
  == Answer ==   a cigarrette lighter in the 12V outlet in the dash, and a little plastic cup with a lid for an ashtray
More than likely the tensioner is defective and needs replacing.
A belt diagram for a 1985 Mercury Topaz can be found in the  maintenance manual of the car. Sometimes, there is a sticker on the  car with the diagram, and an auto shop might print a copy of the  diagram for the person.
  == Answer ==   Release the tension with tension pulley. Follow belt pattern printed on a sticker under the hood
That is not true, there are 2 belts, one to power alt-water pump and one to power ac-power steering. They are both serpentine belts.     == Answer ==       There is no Serpentine belt on a 2.4 liter optima, there are 3 drive belts only  
The pulley that actually makes the belt move is the crank shaft pulley. It's usually the largest one at the bottom center of the engine's front.
Attemting to change the alternator in a 2008 Chevy Impala. Have  everything loose but the the rear bolt hits the firewall and will  not come out. The other bolt to the rear that holds the alternator  and also a wire bundle is lose, but I didn't take it out because  the housing is slotted. Do I...
== Answer ==   Hi,   Replacing the MPV timing belt is a simple procedure. The trick is to turn back the # 1 cylinder head cam gear a few notches c/w, then install the belt over it. Reindex the timing marks for the # 1,3,5 cylinder head cam gear. Then it easily goes over the tensioner wheel. Of...
most modern lambda sensors have a heating element and relay which can drain the battery. To test, disconnect the sensor ,if found to be the cause buy new lambda sensor and check wiring.
Only when there are noticably deep cracks across the ribs of the belt.
  == Answer ==   Go to this website: http://www.kiatechinfo.com/index.asp   It's free. It has all the engine stuff there. You just need to give them an email address and make up a password.
Answer . \nI'm confused. I can tell you how to change the tensioner on a 7.3L Powerstroke. The problem is Ford did not make a Powerstroke until 1994. Is your truck a 1992? What is the 8th digit in your VIN Number? If it's an F you have a Powerstroke. Let me know so I can help you with your...
  == Just two belts! ==   There is no need for a serpentine diagram for the 2001 xl7. Since it has two belts the only thing that you will need to remember is that on the power steering belt, the belt goes around the cranck shaft(Outer part of the cranck shaft, the alternator belt is installed...
using a socket and a breaker bar,engage the nut on the tensioner and rotate it against the pressure of its spring ,the belt will become slack and can be replaced ...follow diagram on sticker nearby for proper routing of belt. gere DJ London: Going in from underneath is the best route for the...
  == Answer ==   Not installed properly? operating water pump in reverse direction?
Old ones, cable drive tach. New ones, crank sensor.
  == Answer ==   you need a 1/2 inch drive breaker bar to fit the square hole in the spring loaded tensioner and release the tension on the belt so you can remove the old belt from the closest pully you can reach at the same time. Make sure you have a diagram of how it goes back on before you...
  == Answer ==     www.autozone.com   look for specs and or parts location
  == Answer ==     http://autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?ForwardPage=/az/cds/en_us/0900823d/80/0b/a2/88/0900823d800ba288.jsp#hd1-1-3
The way it fits around and on top of the pulleys.
The "serpentine" belt does not serpentine.It runs the alternator and water pump only.To change you will need to work from underneath.If you have AC remove the AC belt by loosing the AC adjuster bolt and sliding the compressor over.If you have to take the AC belt off better change it, they are cheap...
AnswerGet a chiltons manual for your car (found at any auto parts store & some gas stations), look in the belts and hoses section or the index, there will be a diagram that will show you how to properly install the belt. Chilton manuals are not the right manual to get!! Your better off with a...
== Answer ==   Everything you could want to know about Windstar serpentine belts is in the "Related Questions" ... from installing to finding online diagrams.
If you take the bottom bolts out of the alternator its will shift about an inch which should give you enough space to take the belt off. Then put the new belt on and have a friend pull the alternator so the holes line up and put the bolts back in. You can also loosen the automatic belt tensioner...
It is very hard to do but you will need a 12mm socket for the alternator and a long 12mm wrench to loosen the bolts on the other pully and a 10mm Allen wrench to adjust the A/C belt
  == Answer ==   Anything that uses a belt tightens one of two ways. There is either a tension pully that is spring loaded and adjusts the tension. Some of these are always movable and some have a bolt in the face of them to lock them in place.   The other way is that one of the...
  == Answer ==     Buy a Haynes or Chilton manual and check it out. Unless things have changed at Chevrolet, a 5.7 (350ci) has no timing belt so therefore there is also no belt tensioner. It's chain driven from crank sprocket to cam sprocket. It's internal, behind the timing chain cover,...
Since you didn't specify a make and model of vehicle... You could go to an auto parts store and buy a repair guide for your particular vehicle. Expect this to cost about $20. It will have instructions for replacing the serpentine belt, as well as just about everything else. Alternatively, you...
the parts store should ask you if you have a a/c all power etc. depending on that it will tell you what you have. It maybe on the side also should have a part number on a white tag.
 == Answer ==   If you mean the serpentine belt, it is on the fan shroud. If not draw one before removing the old one. If ii is already off, go to the used car lot and find a like car and draw one. Or order an owners manual from MOTORLIT.COM 
  One of the engine mounts has to be removed to get the belt off.   One of the engine mounts has to be removed to get the belt off.
If the outside casing is slightly blackened, by rust or wear, you should avoid using it. However, many people have suffered severe consequences because of lack of recognition of inner damage, particulary in commercial models.
  == Answer ==   there should be an automatic tentioner on the serp. if not look at the alt it will have slotted holes to loosen up
  == Answer ==   Well, assuming it has the same 3.1 V6 as mine, and the spring is ejecting the unit outward in danger of losing the belt, I wasn't about to pay a $500 towing bill to get her home, so I took the pry bar from the jack that comes with the vehicle, and an 8" section of 1"...
  HI   i would like to know where can i get parts for this fors escort z2 1800 cc.   thanks   alfredo
  Loosen the idler pulley adjuster bolt, located behind the pulley bearing. Slip off the old belt and install the new one, being Sure that you have it routed the same way as the old one. STANDARD SAFETY PROCEDURES APPLY!
== Answer ==   put the belt on all the pulleys except the tension pulley, insert a 3/8" ratchet into the side of the tension pulley(there will be a square slot), turn it till you can slip belt over the pulley, and once you do, let off of the pulley and it should stay on there, provided you routed...
Yes, as long as there is no damage to it
    first of all there are 2 belts not one continuous belt   the inner one runs the water pump and alt off the crank pulley   the outer runs the ac and power steering off the crank pulley   loosen lock bolts and run the adjusting rod the loosen the alt   do the same on the power...
the front of the pulley that the belt rides on will have a square hole in it. you should be able to put either a 3/8 or 1/2 inch ratchet in that hole and pull it one way or the other to take the pressure off. the size of the hole and the direction depends on the vehicle.
    There 'should' be a diagram sticker somewhere inside the engine compartment.    - free online diagramsDayco.com offers a free online comprehensive serpentine belt reference tool - including routing diagrams and tensioner information. See "Related Links" below    ...