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How do I take off the serpentine belt?

I need to replace my water pump, but I do not know how to release the tension on the belt.

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Let me clarify after doing this the hard way. You need to turn that bolt clock-wise (tightning) it will push it down and release tension. After reading this write up, I tried loosing it as described and got it to work but it was a complete nightmare.

So remember, TIGHTEN the bolt in the middle of the pulley to release tension, I know it sounds stupid but when you do it, you will see how it releases tension and allows you to remove the belt.

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You need to Locate the Belt Tensioner. It will have a Large Pulley with a Bolt in the Middle above the Belt and a Smaller one Below the Belt that keeps Tension on the Belt. You will need a Wratchet, Socket and Cheater Bar. Turn the Bolt in the Middle of the Large Pulley with the Wratchet and Cheater Bar. It will lower the Smaller Pulley so that you can Remove the Belt. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: How to replace serpentine belt

use a 3/8's drive ratchet on the tensioner arm and pull to release pressure counter clockwise, becareful for strong spring pressure

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SOURCE: REPLACE SERPENTINE BELT ON 1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE

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Serpentine belt


Application:
With A/C


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Accessory Drive Belts

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Accessory Belt Routing



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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.5L engine


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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.5L engine


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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt (A) routing-3.8L engine


Inspection

Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.


Removal & Installation

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Rotate the auto tensioner clockwise to release tension, then remove the drive belt.

To install:
  1. Install drive belt (A). Route the belt over the components in the following order: Crankshaft pulley - A/C pulley - idler pulley - generator pulley - water pump pulley - P/S pump pulley - tensioner pulley.
  2. Rotate auto tensioner arm in the counter-clockwise moving auto tensioner pulley bolt with wrench.
  3. After putting belt on auto tensioner pulley, release the auto tensioner pulley slowly.

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    Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.5L engine


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    Fig. Accessory serpentine belt (A) routing-3.8L engine


May 09, 2012 | 2006 Kia Sedona 3.8

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I am trying to replace the water pump om my 1995 Mercedes C220 (Not a C230) How do I get the tensioner pulley to release the tension off the water pump pulley and serpentine belt so I can remove the fan...


TRY USING A BOX END WRENCH OR A SOCKET AND WRENCN TURN TENSIONER CENTER BOLT COUNTERCLOCK WISE TO UNLOAD TENSION WHILE SLIP BELT OFF THE ALTERNATOR.THAT WAY BELT WILL BE OUT THE WAY UNTIL YOU REPLACE WATER PUMP.WHEN DONE TURN TENSIONER CLOCKWISE WHILE SLIP DRIVE BELT BACK OVER THE ALTERNATOR.

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Serpentine belt diagram 2002 ford escape picture of serpentine belt pattern


CLICK on the following LINK. It has the Belt Diagrams you will need.

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http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/2002/make/ford/model/escape/2002_ford_escape_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm

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No power steering, engine cut out but has restarted engine hot fan on, no warm air so take this as a belt problem?


The symptoms you have described sounds most like you had a serpentine belt break or fall off the pulley system (rare but possible).That is a fairly simple job to replace the serpentine belt,whether you replace it yourself or have a professional do the job it isn't a costly repair, providing that is the only problem.There is a serpentine belt routing label under the hood, usually on the plastic piece that goes across the front of the engine compartment near the hood latch release.There is a spring loaded belt tensioner that holds tension on the serpentine belt(labeled on the routing label) rotate the tensioner against the spring pressure, rout the belt according to the routing label, then slowly release tensioner against the new belt and that should complete the installation.Hopefully that is the solution. Good luck !

Nov 26, 2009 | 2004 Ford F150

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I need to change the timing belt and a few more...


moz-screenshot.pngmoz-screenshot-1.pngmoz-screenshot-2.png Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Rotate the auto tensioner clockwise to release tension, then remove the drive belt.
To install:
  1. Install drive belt (A). Route the belt over the components in the following order: Crankshaft pulley → A/C pulley → idler pulley → generator pulley → water pump pulley → P/S pump pulley → tensioner pulley.
  2. Rotate auto tensioner arm in the counter-clockwise moving auto tensioner pulley bolt with wrench.
  3. After putting belt on auto tensioner pulley, release the auto tensioner pulley slowly.
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Aug 20, 2009 | 2003 Kia Sedona

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Can't release tension on serpentine belt


the 4.0 didn't come with a spring type tensioner if look under the p/s pump there is a jack bolt hooked to a idler pully loosen nut on front of pully and lossen up the jack bolt till you can get the belt off

Jun 02, 2009 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Cant find 97 ford taurus serpentine belt diagram


Drive Belt Replacement ani_caut.gif WARNING: IF EQUIPPED, DO NOT ALLOW DRIVE BELT TENSIONER (6B209) TO SNAP BACK AS DAMAGE TO DRIVE BELT TENSIONER OR PERSONAL INJURY COULD RESULT.
NOTE: Minor cracks in the V-grooved portion of the serpentine drive belt (8620) are considered normal and acceptable. If the drive belt has chunks missing from the ribs, the drive belt should be replaced.

NOTE: Conditions requiring drive belt replacement are excessive wear, rib chunk-out, severe glazing, frayed cords or other conditions. Replace any drive belt exhibiting any of these conditions.

NOTE: When installing drive belt on pulley, make sure that all V-grooves make proper contact with pulleys.



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Drive Belt, Serpentine—Except SHO
Removal
  1. ani_caut.gif WARNING: USE CAUTION WHEN REMOVING OR INSTALLING DRIVE BELT TO MAKE SURE THAT TOOL DOES NOT SLIP FROM DRIVE BELT TENSIONER OR PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR DAMAGE TO DRIVE BELT TENSIONER AND DRIVE BELT MAY OCCUR.
    Using a 15 mm socket or wrench on bolt attaching drive belt tensioner pulley, rotate drive belt tensioner clockwise on 3.0L (2V) and 3.0L (2V) FF, rotate the drive belt tensioner counter clockwise on 3.0L (4V) to remove drive belt from pulleys. Make sure spring keeper engages into slot.


    Drive Belt Tensioner—3.0L (4V)


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Installation
  1. Install drive belt over all pulleys (except drive belt tensioner).
  1. Rotate drive belt tensioner as described under the removal procedure and install drive belt over drive belt tensioner pulley. Make sure that all V-grooves make proper contact with pulleys. Make sure spring keeper releases or improper belt tension will occur.


    Pulley, Routing—Accessory Drive Belt 3.0L (2V)/3.0L (2V) FF Engine


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    Item Part Number Description 1 10300 Generator 2 6C348 Idler Pulley 3 3A674 Power Steering Pump 4 19703 A/C Compressor 5 6312 Crankshaft Pulley 6 6B209 Drive Belt Tensioner 7 8501 Water Pump 8 8620 Drive Belt

    Pulley, Routing—Accessory Drive Belt 3.0L (4V)


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    Item Part Number Description 1 3A674 Power Steering Pump 2 8501 Water Pump 3 19703 A/C Compressor 4 8620 Drive Belt 5 6312 Crankshaft Pulley 6 6B209 Drive Belt Tensioner 7 10300 Generator
3.4L SHO Engine
Removal
  1. Remove the right front wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 04-04.
  1. Remove the inner fender splash shield.
  1. Remove the alternator shield.
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    Using a 3/8 inch ratchet on the lifting lug, rotate drive belt tensioner counterclockwise (upward) and engage spring keeper. Remove drive belt from drive belt tensioner.
  1. Lower vehicle.
  1. Remove drive belt.
Installation
  1. Install drive belt over all pulleys (except drive belt tensioner ).
  1. Raise vehicle on hoist.
  1. Rotate drive belt tensioner , as described under Removal procedure and install drive belt over drive belt tensioner pulley. Make sure all V-grooves make proper contact with pulleys. Make sure the spring keeper is released or improper belt tension will occur.
  1. Install the alternator shield.
  1. Install the inner fender splash shield.
  1. Install the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 04-04.


    Pulley Routing—Accessory Drive Belt, 3.4L SHO


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    Item Part Number Description 1 3A733 Power Steering Pump Pulley 2 6B217 (RH) Idler Pulley 3 19703 A/C Compressor 4 8620 Drive Belt 5 6312 Crankshaft Pulley 6 6B209 Drive Belt Tensioner 7 10346 Generator 8 6B217 (LH) Idler Pulley 9 6B217 (Center) Idler Pulley
Drive Belt, Water Pump
Removal
  1. NOTE: If removal of the water pump drive pulley is required, refer to Section 03-03.

    Rotate drive belt tensioner clockwise by hand and remove drive belt from drive belt tensioner .
  1. Remove drive belt from water pump drive pulley and water pump pulley.
Installation
  1. Position drive belt onto water pump drive pulley and water pump pulley.
  1. Rotate drive belt tensioner clockwise by hand and install drive belt over top of drive belt tensioner pulley. Make sure all V-grooves make proper contact with pulleys.


    Pulley Routing—Water Pump Drive Belt


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    Item Part Number Description 1 6B209 Drive Belt Tensioner 2 6A312 Crankshaft Pulley 3 8501 Water Pump 4 8620 Drive Belt

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How to install serpantine belt on a 1995 Jeep Cherokee 6-cylinder


Hi there. Here is a Step by Step guide that will help you replace your serpentine belt.




Step1 Find the belt tensionermag-glass_10x10.gif pulley. The tensioner pulley is generally between the crankshaft and a component toward the top of the hood area. Step2 Check the belt routing so you know how to replace the belt. You may be able to find a belt routing diagram on a decal on the fan shroud or in support documentation. Otherwise, make you own sketch for reference. Step3 Rotate the belt tensioner pulley, using the wrench, to and relieve tension on the belt. Step4 Slip off the old belt and slowly release the tensioner pulley. Step5 Use your belt routing diagram to put the new belt onto all of the pulleys. Pay close attention to the water pumpmag-glass_10x10.gif pulley, as incorrect routing can cause the water pump to run backwards and overheat. Step6 Make sure the belt is correctly routed and seated on all pulleys. Rotate the tensioner again to allow for the belt to slip onto all pulleys and then release the tensioner again to regain correct tension on the belt.

Please rate and god bless.


Mar 25, 2009 | 1995 Jeep Cherokee

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03 vw bettle serptine belt


Replacing the serpentine belt on a New beetle is not easy as it was on the old one.

First you need to remove the Water tank, and undo the hoses near to the water tank.
Then you remove the three bolts securing the tensioner with a 13mm socket wrench, and release the tensioner.
Then you replace the belt.

The procedure is explained here on pages 2 to 5
, do not go over page 5, the rest of the procedure is on replacing the timing belt, and you risk to damage your car by touching the timing belt.

Once you replace serpentine belt, ensure that the pumps is running, that the belt is well in tension, and that is solidly there, not slipping out.

All the repairs must be done or supervised personally by a qulified mechanic.

Regards.


Dec 16, 2008 | 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

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How do i remove serpentine belt to change water pump?


There is a pulley thast moves around a little when the engine is running, this is the belt tensioner pulley, you will need either a special wrench or a ratchet to release the tension on the belt.

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