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.