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Can't replace serpentine belt after removing to replace water pump.

Don't know how to put serpentine belt back on. Had to remove to replace water pump.

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    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Please confirm make, model, year & engine.

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Hook the belt back into place as best as you can, then get a decent spanner (or two) on the damper and pull or push it (can't remember which way it needs to go off the top of my head) to give enough room to slip the belt into place on it.

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