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Need directions to put on a serpentine belt

I don't know how to put the serpentine belt on.

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  • bnsmith27 May 31, 2009

    There is no diagram under the hood, i've looked. And i need to put the belt on. I'm not sure whether I need to remove the right front tire to get to what I need to. I also don't know what tools I need to do this.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    there is a belt guide under the hood.

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All you need is a pry-bar about 24" long that could reach as far as the idler (towards the passenger wall within the engine compartment). The idler is the one that maintains the tension for the serpentine belt during operation. Next is to insert it on the back of the idler (note that there is a slot for it to go and lift down towards you. Your serpentine belt would become loose then your can remove the belt.

DO NOT DO THIS WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING,

Posted on May 31, 2009

  • micromaster
    micromaster May 31, 2009

    Usually it will be located under the hood, though sometimes on the
    front engine brace, or even on a small plastic tab directly covering
    the belt.

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