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Is the serpentine belt Important? What does it do exactly? Cause I don't have a belt on it now, its been that way for 4 months now because the pulley snapped off(broke)

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It's an accessory drive belt
a.c.
p.s.
alternator
water pump ( depending on engine manufacture which you forgot to mention )

Yes, it's important

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SOURCE: bmw 330d serpentine belt fitting

Hey Andy a quick was to solve your problem is to locate a similar vehicle in a car yard, go have a look at the configuration and draw your self a quick diagram whilst your there.

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SOURCE: replace serpentine belt for 2005 chevrolet equinox

There should be a belt diagram sticker on the core support cover on top of your radiator showing you the routing of this belt

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SOURCE: 2006 Nissan frontier 4 cylinder belt diagram + tensioner pulley

They are under the hood or on the front crossmember.

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SOURCE: need to tighten a serpentine belt on a 2001 chevy

that is your tensioner pully and it very well may be going bad new one isnt very expensive and can be easily removed with a socket wrench and replaced please be sure to make a diagram of the serpentine belt before you remove so that you will rember how it goes back on

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How to tighten the serpentine belt on a 4 cylinder 2003 toyota camry?


Hi Tyrone - those belts aren't going to tighten. They have what is called a tensioner - a pulley - that will flex back and forth so that you can put the belt on and off without tension being on it. You'll move the tensioner, pressure is relieved - you can remove the belt. When you release - it will go back to the extended position. When you put the belt back on - you'll move that pulley again, get the belt in place and slowly release the pulley so that it puts tension back on the belt.

What are the symptoms exactly - is the belt squealing or do you see or feel extreme vibration while the car is running? I'm not sure if I have the tech info on the 2003 Camry - but if that's a serpentine belt there may be other issues. There may be an adjustment on one of the other pulleys - I'll look now. If you can reply with exact symptoms I may be able to help you out. That 19mm bolt you mentioned may be the tensioner pulley bolt. Some have bolts - some have a hole where the tip of a ratchet (3/8" - 1/2") would go - that's how you get the pulley to move.

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Serpentine belt diagram for a 2003 Chevy unpalatable 4.3


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.

  • 2 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.
  • 3 Slide the old belt from the belt tensioner pulley. Remove the belt from the remaining pulleys and pull the belt from the engine compartment.
  • 4 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.
  • 5 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.
  • 6 Crank the engine and inspect the belt again to make sure that it stays seated in the pulleys.

  • Read more: How to Replace a Serpentine Belt on a 2003 Chevrolet Impala ' eHow.co.uk http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_6120665_replace-belt-2003-chevrolet-impala.html#ixzz1Yi6QLAjb

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    Hi when are you supose to change the serpentine belt on a 2001 Saturn SC2? My SC2 has almost 51,000 miles on it with the orginal belt? Thanks,


    The manufacture recommends a serpentine belt replacement every 50,000 miles. However, your serpentine belt should be inspected often for cracks, rips or warping. This can also tell you if you have a pulley that is malfunctioning. Also when you have your serpentine belt off spin your pulleys and make sure they spin free with no hang ups. If you get a hangup you may need to replace that pulley. If you want to replace the serpentine belt yourself here are the steps you take to replace it. This will save you around $50 in labor charges.
    1. You will need a 15mm wrench.
    2. Next you will want to make a diagram of the position of the belt in relation to each pulley. This is important because the belt only goes on one way.
    3. Put the wrench on on the tension pulley
    4. Pull the wrench towards the car releasing the tension on the belt
    5. Slide the belt off
    6. Slowly let the tension pulley release to it's start position
    7. Get the old belt and new belt and compare the two in size, and the amount of groves they have. The belts should be an exact match with the exception that the old belt may be minutely longer from being stretched during use.
    8. Set the new belt on a few pulleys per your diagram
    9. Now get the wrench again and place it on the tension pulley and pull towards the car placing the rest of the belt on the pulleys exactly as the diagram says.
    10. Release the tension pulley gently.
    11. Now you want to inspect how the belt is laying on the pulleys. Make sure the belt is on nice and even and exactly as the diagram says.
    12. Providing all is well to this point turn your car on and go inspect the belt with the engine running and make sure it is staying on the pulleys as it should.
    13. That should be it. 15 minutes and you saved $50. I will upload a diagram for your Car and engine as well.
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    Change serpentine belt on 06 sienna


    1. 1 Check to ensure the Sienna's engine is cold, then make sure the Sienna is in park, the ignition is in the off position and the key is removed from the ignition to prevent any possibility of the engine engaging during the serpentine belt replacement.
    2. 2 Open the hood and locate the serpentine belt routing diagram sticker on the side of the engine casing. Study it for a moment before removing the existing belt. It is essential the new belt be installed exactly as the diagram indicates.
    3. 3 Find the tensioner pulley, the main pulley that controls the serpentine belt, and fit a 1/2-inch socket wrench over the self-tensioner on the outside of the pulley.
    4. 4 Pull the wrench to the left to move the pulley forward, which loosens the belt, then remove the belt.
    5. 5 Compare the old serpentine belt with the new, replacement belt for length, width and number of grooves on the belt's underside. Be certain the replacement belt is the right part.
    6. 6 Fit the new belt on to each pulley according to the serpentine belt routing diagram on the manufacturer's sticker, or according to the drawing made prior to removing the old belt. Fit the new belt on to the tensioner pulley last, again applying pressure on the pulley's self-tensioner with the half-inch socket wrench to loosen the pulley.
    7. 7 Release the pressure on the self tensioner and allow the tensioner pulley to ease back into place, thereby tightening the new serpentine belt with the appropriate tension.
    8. 8 Remove the wrench and close the hood.
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    Looking for a diagram for a serpentine belt for a 2006, Dodge 2500


    The main drive belt or serpentine belt is important on any vehicle, but some have more than one belt to drive components from the crankshaft. The Dodge Ram and similar truck models have one true serpentine belt, a multi-ribbed belt that fits into grooves on various pulleys, that Dodge suggests inspecting for wear every 15,000 miles or 12 months.

    Disconnect the negative battery terminal. Because the electric fan can start even without the vehicle running, some mechanics suggest disconnecting the battery terminal while working in the serpentine belt area.
    2Locate the serpentine belt tensioner pulley. The belt tensioner pulley will have a bolt on its side. On some Dodge Ram models, the tensioner is directly below the air conditioner compressor pulley; look for it above the crankshaft pulley.
    3Rotate the tensioner pulley by turning the bolt, either with a wrench for some models or a breaker bar or ratchet for other models.
    4Slip off the belt and let the tensioner return to its position.

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    How do i release the tension belt ... cant seem to find bolt being referred to in other docs


    Here's the procedure on how to release and replace the tension belt of your car.

    Step 1
  • 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.
  • Step 2 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.
  • Step 3 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.
  • Step 4 Remove the serpentine belt from the other pulleys and pull the belt out of the engine compartment.
  • Step 5 Slide the new serpentine belt into the engine compartment and around the crankshaft pulley.
  • Step 6 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.
  • Step 7 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.
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    I have a 1999 Mercury Sable. The only problem I have had with the car is the serpentine belt. It started 3 months ago . . . the engine was overheating and the belt was shredding. I bought a belt tensioner...


    take the belt off and carefully check to see if any of the pulleys are out of line and check to make sure they spin smooth and true check for bearing wear and noise in any of the pulleys cause it sounds like simply there is a pulley out of line

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    I have a 1999 Mercury Sable. The only problem I have had with the car is the serpentine belt. It started 3 months ago . . . the engine was overheating and the belt was shredding. I bought a belt...


    is the a/c working ok??? shredding the belt may be cause by the a/c compressor problems. the "chunk" maybe not, but shredding tells me something does not spin when it should. I dont know why the mehanic put a new pump on that had a problem with the pulley, it should be smooth. anyhting that the belt runs should be smooth and east to turn, make sure that all of the grooves are clean, no remnants of the old belt.

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    How do i get to the serpantine belt on 96 lincoln continental


    Step 1 Inspect the belt already in your Lincoln for cracks or wear. It is best to replace serpentine belts early, before any major damage occurs, as a break in the belt will cause a critical failure in a motor vehicle while under power.
  • Step 2 Find the belt routing diagram under the hood, this can usually be found on the top of the radiator mount. Lincolns, even those of the same year model, may have different accessories run by the serpentine belt. So the exact routing of the belt will vary from vehicle to vehicle.
  • Step 3 Loosen the tensioner pulley until you can push it relatively easily. The belt should still be too tight remove, if it is not the idler pulley is malfunctioning.
  • Step 4 Unscrew the idler pulley belt until the idler pulley loosens enough to allow the belt to be removed.
  • Step 5 Make note of the direction of rotation of the serpentine belt as it is important to install the new belt in a way that it is intended to rotate.
  • Step 6 Insert the new belt in accordance with your Lincoln's belt installation chart.
  • Step 7 Tighten the idler and tensioner pulleys an assistant with a pry bar may be needed to properly tighten your Lincoln's serpentine belt.
  • Sep 24, 2009 | 1997 Lincoln Continental

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    Serpentine belt


    the belt is being pulled by a spring loaded pulley. this pulley could be lift by using an exact box wrench that would fit at the front nut and turn the wrench to the left. the pulley would then raise and you can slide the belt off the pulley. be careful when releasing the pulley because the tension is really big.

    another precaution also is to remember where the belt loops on the pulleys. it is very hard if you don't take a note on that. there are a lot of combination but only one will work.

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