Tip & How-To about 1993 Jeep Wrangler

Get that Serpentine Belt back on

This is for anybody who has had trouble getting a serpentine belt on. It's easy and doesn't require a pry bar. 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.
  • Locate the tensioner pulley. It's one of the smaller ones and is mounted on a spring loaded arm. It's job, as the name suggests, is to keep the belt tight. 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
I've also found it handy to keep a spare belt in the car in case the current one breaks or comes off. If you have a broken or missing belt, you will overheat ant the same time your battery dies.

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serpentine belt installation having a difficult time installing the belt


Hey DL,

Here's how to get a serpentine belt on. It's easy and doesn't require a prybar.

  • 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.
  • Locate the tensioner pulley. It's one of the smaller ones and is mounted on a spring loaded arm. It's job, as the name suggests, is to keep the belt tight. 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
Mike

Jul 30, 2009 | 1998 Plymouth Voyager

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i need to know how to install the serpentine belt on a chrysler 300 2005


the diagram of the routing is under the hood on the cowling

Jul 11, 2009 | 2005 Chrysler 300

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Need to replace the serpentine belt on a 2002 Pontiac Montana


Here's how to get a serpentine belt on or off (You'll need to do both). It's easy and doesn't require a prybar.


On:
  • 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.
  • Locate the tensioner pulley. It's one of the smaller ones and is mounted on a spring loaded arm. It's job, as the name suggests, is to keep the belt tight. 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
Off:
  • Get a 14mm or 9/16" socket and a long handled ratchet or breaker bar.
  • Locate the tensioner pulley. It's one of the smaller ones and is mounted on a spring loaded arm. It's job, as the name suggests, is to keep the belt tight. 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 off one of the pulley's (A/C or Alternator is best)
  • Slowly release the tension.
  • You're done

Mike

Jul 11, 2009 | 2002 Pontiac Montana

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how to replace a serpentine belt on 2002 altima


under the hood if o look carefully one of the pulleys is spring loaded and there is a square hole it, u put 3/8 ratchet in hole and pry away from belt to loosen take off belt and care fully look at where it runs and put new one i same way last u pry pulley again and put belt over tension pulley last. another choice is ask at parts store and they will likely show you pulley and if u purchase a chiltons repair manual for your cars for around $25 it covers most basic repairs and has steps and diagrams to help you fix many things great book to have

Jul 08, 2009 | 2002 Nissan Altima

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