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Serpentine Belt I am trying to have my drive belt replaced, but am having problems with loosening up the tensioner. Any advice?

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    How do I replace the serpentine belt?



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Hi triple b,

The tensioner is loosened with a slow application of force. No prybar necessary.

  • 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 on a spring loaded 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

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