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Get that Serpentine belt back on

Your fan / serpentine belt broke, or you just replaced your alternator, A/C compressor, water pump or Power steering pump. The last thing to do is get that belt back on. And it's playing hard to get.

This is for you. It's easy and doesn't require a prybar. Here's how:

  • Get a 14mm or 9/16" socket and a long handled ratchet or breaker bar.
  • Get the belt around all the pulleys except the A/C compressor or Alternator.
  • The tensioner pulley is near the Alternator toward the center of the engine. It's on a spring loaded 'tensioner' arm. Get your socket on the center nut of this pulley.
  • Slowly pull the ratchet toward the center of the engine. The pulley will pivot on the arm allowing you to get the belt on the final pulley.
  • Slowly release the tension.
  • You're done
The same technique is used to get the belt off

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