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Basic Maintenance Checking and Changing Serpentine Belts

Checking and Changing Serpentine Belts

Tools required - socket & ratchet set, screwdriver, combination wrench set, pry bar

1 - Open the hood and locate the serpentine belt routing diagram. Look for cracking, fraying and any other signs of distress.

2 - Locate the belt tensioner

3 - Move the tensioner to loosen the belt and remove the belt.

4 - Install the new belt and double check that is the same as before.

5 - Start the engine and run for a few minutes. Stop engine then recheck tension by pushing on the belt between
two pulleys. The belt should not move more than half an inch.

 

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Submitted by A&A Webmaster: February 20, 2015


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