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Serpentine Belt Replacement

If you need to remove or replace your serpentine belt for any reason it is best not to use a published diagram as the diagram may not suit your engines belt system as they can vary from country to country, year model and make or model of accessories on the engine. it is much easier and more accurate to draw your own. A simple diagram of circles representing the puilleys, adjuster and idlers in roughly their correect positions with lines for the belt path joining them will take no more than a couple of minutes to produce making sure that when you try to replace the belt it will be correct. Also saves time and frustration when you find that the diagram you got from a book or anywhere else is not right. You can also use this method for Timing belt Replacement.

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Serpentine Belt replacement diagram on 1989 Chevy Blazer w/ 4.3 engine


There should be a diagram sticker on the hood or the fan shroud.
You can also draw a diagram before you remove the old belt.
There is a spring loaded tensioner you move over to release pressure on the belt.
I can upload a diagram if you can't find the sticker.

Aug 21, 2012 | Chevrolet Cars & Trucks

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change serpentine belt on 06 sienna


  1. 1 Check to ensure the Sienna's engine is cold, then make sure the Sienna is in park, the ignition is in the off position and the key is removed from the ignition to prevent any possibility of the engine engaging during the serpentine belt replacement.
  2. 2 Open the hood and locate the serpentine belt routing diagram sticker on the side of the engine casing. Study it for a moment before removing the existing belt. It is essential the new belt be installed exactly as the diagram indicates.
  3. 3 Find the tensioner pulley, the main pulley that controls the serpentine belt, and fit a 1/2-inch socket wrench over the self-tensioner on the outside of the pulley.
  4. 4 Pull the wrench to the left to move the pulley forward, which loosens the belt, then remove the belt.
  5. 5 Compare the old serpentine belt with the new, replacement belt for length, width and number of grooves on the belt's underside. Be certain the replacement belt is the right part.
  6. 6 Fit the new belt on to each pulley according to the serpentine belt routing diagram on the manufacturer's sticker, or according to the drawing made prior to removing the old belt. Fit the new belt on to the tensioner pulley last, again applying pressure on the pulley's self-tensioner with the half-inch socket wrench to loosen the pulley.
  7. 7 Release the pressure on the self tensioner and allow the tensioner pulley to ease back into place, thereby tightening the new serpentine belt with the appropriate tension.
  8. 8 Remove the wrench and close the hood.
Thank you and good luck,
Lee

Aug 26, 2010 | 2006 Toyota Sienna

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we need to replace the serpentine belt on our 1996 dodge caravan but the diagram has been removed.


Get the replacement belt, and then note the pulleys that have smooth finish, and note the pulleys that have the grooved finish.

Just 'thread' the serpentine belt, one pulley after another alternating between the smooth and grooved until the last remaining pulley is the tensioner pulley.

Use the breaker bar to allow the pulley to accept the belt, and you're done.

Aug 11, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Caravan

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replacing serpentine belt I need a diagram. The belt broke and I'm not sure how to put the new one on.


for the most part there is a diagram under the hood but give this website a try drive belt diagram www.webcrawler.com wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.

Jan 03, 2010 | 1992 Buick Century

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Diagram needed


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Aug 15, 2009 | 1994 Buick LeSabre

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