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Most cars and trucks today have what is called a serpentine belt which runs most accessories.They are very dependable and usually easy to replace. To decide if your belt needs replacing, simply look at the grooved side of the belt to see if it is cracking badly. A couple of cracks every 3 inches is normal, but if you see cracks every 1-2 inches I would reccomend that you replace it. On most cars and trucks the procedure is basically the same. First off, get the correct belt by bringing your cars VIN number to the parts store(located on your cars dashboard) the parts store may need it. If there are two choices, get them both so you can complete the repair. Once you have the correct belt, take a minute to review how the belt runs across the pulleys and also check to see if your car/ truck has a underhood diagram of belt routing in case you need it. In most cases you will need a socket wrench or breaker bar with either a 3/8" and /or 1/2" head on it and possibly a short extension. Some models may require a wrench of these similar sizes.Now that you are ready to go to work, you will need to find the spring loaded tensioner which is generally located near the top of the belt path; it usually has a shinny pulley on it. Look at the tensioner and insert the tool into it and apply opposing pressure to release the belt.Now, simply install the new belt making sure it fits into the grooves on all the pulleys. Start the car to check it and you are done and you saved yourelf some money! click this link for illustrations
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There is a diagram on your vehicles fan shroud in the engine compartment showing the route of the belt. One of the pulleys in the route of the belt is actually spring loaded, the front of which will have a square hole for inserting the drive of a socket wrench. Insert wrench in pulley crank to release tension, route new belt as outlined in diagram release tension once belt is on and you should be good to go.
Pop the hood of the car and locate the serpentine belt routing diagram. The diagram on the 2003 Chevrolet
Impala is on top of the fan shroud. The diagram will be a picture of
all of the accessory pulleys and how the serpentine belt is routed among
the pulleys. This diagram will give you the exact direction for routing
the new belt onto the pulleys. If you cannot find a serpentine belt
routing diagram, take a notepad and pen and draw out the exact routing
diagram of the old belt across the pulleys.
Locate the serpentine belt tensioner. It is located below the alternator
on the left front side of the engine. The tensioner on the 3.4 liter,
3.5 liter and the 3.9 liter engines will require a 3/8 ratchet to
release the belt tensioner. The 3.8 liter engine will require a ratchet
and a 15 mm socket for the belt tensioner. Rotate the belt tensioner
clockwise to loosen and remove the belt from the belt tensioner pulley.
Slide the old belt from the belt
tensioner pulley. Remove the belt from the remaining pulleys and pull
the belt from the engine compartment.
Route the new belt across the
crankshaft pulley first. The crankshaft pulley is the big pulley on the
bottom of the engine in the center. Then route the serpentine belt
across the remaining pulleys as directed by the serpentine belt routing
diagram. Leave the belt tensioner pulley for last.
Rotate the belt tensioner
clockwise again to relieve the tension and slide the new belt across the
top of the belt tensioner pulley. Release the belt tensioner and the
belt will tighten up as the tensioner applies pressure to the belt. Make
sure the new belt is properly seated in all the pulleys.
Crank the engine and inspect the belt again to make sure that it stays seated in the pulleys.
One doesn't need a serpentine belt diagram to thread a new belt to the pulleys.
Just note which pulleys are smooth and which have grooves in them, and 'thread' the belt loosely around the pulleys in a fashion where the smooth part articulates with the smooth part, and the grooved inner part articulates with the grooved part.
Do this until the last pulley is the tensioner pulley, which can have its tension released with a breaker bar.
Here's the procedure on how to release and replace the tension belt of your car.
Open the hood on the Volvo S-60 and find the serpentine-belt routing diagram. The diagram should be attached to the top of the fan shroud that covers the radiator. If not, draw out the exact routing method of the serpentine belt around each pulley with a pen and a piece of paper.
Locate the serpentine-belt tensioner that is in the very center of the engine. The tensioner will have a square bolt head in the center of the tensioner pulley.
Slide the open end of the 5/8-wrench onto the square bolt head in the center of the belt-tensioner pulley. Turn the tensioner pulley counterclockwise and slide the serpentine belt off of the tensioner pulley.
Remove the serpentine belt from the other pulleys and pull the belt out of the engine compartment.
Slide the new serpentine belt into the engine compartment and around the crankshaft pulley.
Route the new serpentine belt around each pulley. Turn the belt-tensioner pulley counterclockwise again and slide the serpentine belt around the tensioner pulley. Release the tensioner and it will tighten the belt around the pulleys. Look over the belt to ensure that it is inside of each pulley.
Crank the S-60 and look over the serpentine belt with the motor running. Let the engine run for about one minute and shut the engine off. Close the hood.
Click on the following direct Link. It has several Serpentine Diagrams; one of which matches your specific engine and options (ex: AC/No AC etc). Regarding HOW: Standard Rule to Removal the Serpentine Belt: 1. Find the Tensioner(s). (See Diagrams on Link) 2. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool, Or Wrench OR Ratchet, Rotate/Move the Tensioner USING THE AVAILABLE NUT OR OPENING (3/8ths or 1/2 inch square opening) away from contact with the belt and towards the area where the belt is not in contact with the Tensioner Pulley. The Tensioner is spring loaded, and is hard to rotate/move. 3. Remove the loosened belt off one of the other more easily accessed Pulleys. Standard Rules for Installing the Serpentine Belt: a. Pick a Pulley that is most easily accessed. This will usually be on top. This will be the last Pulley that the belt will go on. b. Using the Diagram: Install the new Serpentine Belt on the remainder of the Pulleys....over, under, left right. c. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool or Wrench or Ratchet Tool: Rotate/Move the Tensioner Pulley/Arm "away" from Belt contact area on the Tensioner. This spring is pretty hard and with a new belt, it will be even harder to install. Rotate/Move this to as-close to the maximum allowed inorder to have enough slack in the belt to get it up and over the last pulley. d. Using your other hand - Pull the Belt up and over the Last remaining Pulley. e. Before releasing the pressure on the Tensioner, visually inspect the remainder Pulleys and the Belts' Positioning on them. Let me know if this helped... http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/1995/make/chevrolet/model/caprice/1995_chevrolet_caprice_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm