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Replacing the serpentine belt

What is the easiest way to replace the serpentine belt?

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Theres not an easy way, i just had to do this on my ZX2. just put a 13mm socket on the tensioner pully, pull down on it to get it to release, remove belt, and then try to place the belt all around everything but the a/c compresser, then pull back down on the tensioner and wrap the belt around the a/c compresser since its right there on the bottom where you are pulling, so you can use one hand on the tensioner and the other to put the final loop around the compressor, if this doesn't work for you, try to wrap it all but around one of the other pulleys. Mine didn't have a diagram, heres one that i made in paintbrush to help you.

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Crank down on your belt tenissoner to remove tennison on belt remove belt & do the same thing to install new belt ps if tennisoner dosen't have ratchet chuck you can use a socket on the pully bolt on the tennisoner not on the mounting bolt

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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2.0L Engines
See Figures 11, 12 and 13
The accessory drive belt for 2.0L engines has no provision for manual belt adjustment, since these engines use an automatic belt tensioner. Drive belt slack is taken up by the automatic tensioner.
Movement of the automatic tensioner assembly during engine operation is not a sign of a malfunctioning tensioner. This movement is the tensioner self-adjusting and is required to maintain constant belt tension.
The belt tensioner has a belt length indicator. If the indicator marks are not between the MIN and MAX marks, the belt must be replaced.
0900c1528008d836.jpgFig. 11: Drive belt routing-2.0L SOHC engine with A/C 0900c1528008d837.jpgFig. 12: Drive belt routing-2.0L SOHC engine without A/C 0900c1528008d838.jpgFig. 13: Drive belt routing-2.0L DOHC engine

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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This is a fairly straightforward mechanical procedure. If you will allow me to provide a little perspective first, just so we start on the same page.

Since you ask only for the procedure for replacement, I do not want to jump over the diagnostic element of this process. If you are holding a broken belt in your hand you can skip directly past this paragraph. The serpentine belt, referred to as the engine drivebelt does what fan belts did in the "old days". This belt is by the crankshaft and in turn spins the alternator, the water pump and the pump for the power steering and the air conditioner compressor. This belt is a wear item and should be examined once per year. The belt is smooth on one side and has ribs running long ways on the other side. Using a flashlight check for shiny areas, cracks of any kind or fluid on the belt. Any of these, change the belt.

Now we need to get our navigational landmarks in sync. The engine in most front-wheel drive vehicles is mounted transversely (sideways). So front and back of the engine become left (front of engine) and right (rear of engine). The drivebelt is on the front of the engine, so to your left as you raise the hood and peer inside.

There should be a drivebelt routing decal on the upper radiator panel (between the engine and the front of the car). I recommend at this point that you also take a few pictures of the drivebelt with your cell phone or digital camera. Detail its path around all accessory components. I know that this is belt and suspenders but it will help greatly with replacement. Now look for the belt tensioner under the power steering pump. The power steering pump is at 12:00 o'clock on the front of the engine. Read the sticker on the square power steering reservoir at the top front of the engine to ensure you are in the right place. The tensioner is the round pulley that looks like it it isn't attached to anything and therefore has no purpose. Put the appropriate wrench on the nut on the front of the tensioner and turn counterclockwise (push toward the back of the car). A long handled ratchet works best here since you will need to get some leverage to turn the tensioner. This will loosen tension on the belt. While holding the belt tensioner remove the belt from all of the pulleys and pull it out. When you release the belt tensioner, it will swing down out of the way. Now again rotate the belt tensioner and route the new belt onto the engine. This should do it. If you are going to be doing this intermediate level of repair and maintenance I recommend you get a hard-copy repair manual for your vehicle or subscribe to one of the many excellent repair on-line service. Good luck!

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i have a 97 sunfire with a 2.2 and a/c my sticker is intact would you like a pic?

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You can run down to your local auto parts store and buy a serp belt tool. Or you can take a 3/8 drive ratchet, locate the 3/8 square hole in your tensioner and put the ratchet in the hole. For more leverage I put a deep socket over the ratchet handle and put a long 3/8 extention in the deep socket. This will provide ample leverage and will save buying more tools you do not need. Simply move the tensioner to the direction that takes pressure off of the belt.

Posted on May 24, 2009

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Here's a link to a series of videos that will explain how to change the serpentine belt.

http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-change-a-serpentine-belt-on-your-car-39904/

Here is a diagram of the belt routing which will help you put the belt back on correctly...
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