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Answered 2014-11-20 03:38:05

V Belt is thin and V in shape, and is normally used to power a single component in a system of pulleys. Serpentine Belt is wider, and is used to drive multiple components in automotive engine, it loops continuous over several pulleys. In addition, V Belts are normally found in older automotives.

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