Serpentine Belts
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If your serpentine belt just got loose and came off Can you just put in on by hand and drive it to some mechanic?

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2005-10-24 13:48:09
2005-10-24 13:48:09

In order to put a serpentine belt on, you have to relieve the tension pulley.You can do it yourself if you have a breaker bar to loosen tension pulley. don't just put it by hand because the belts need to be tighten in order to work. if it was just the acessory belt(alternator,power steering) you could drive to a mechanic with out it.this may be a little hard to do without power steering if you driving a heavy vehicle. if you could get it on by hand , and in the proper routing , all you need to do is tighten it (belt tensioner) and you'll be alright. but on ''SOME''older vehicles (1985 BMW for ex) when the power steering pump goes out so does your brake booster, youR brake pedal willbe impossible to press.

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