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What damage could I have done to my car when the tensioner for my serpentine belt failed and I drove it for a short period

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As long as the engine didn't overheat you should be ok.

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Belt Tension Inspection

Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.


Drive Belt Routings



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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-4.3L engine


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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-4.3L engines


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  3. Install the appropriate sized breaker bar, wrench, or socket to the tensioner arm or pulley, as applicable.
  4. Rotate the tensioner to the left (counterclockwise) and slip the belt from the tensioner pulley.
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  6. Slip the belt from the remaining pulleys (this can get difficult is there is little room between the radiator/fan assembly and the accessory pulleys. Work slowly and be patient.
  7. Once the belt is free, remove it from the engine compartment.

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    Fig. On this 4.3L engine, a large wrench (16mm) was used to pivot the belt tensioner and free the belt


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    Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-4.3L engine

  2. Rotate the tensioner pulley to the left (counterclockwise) and hold it while you finish slipping the belt into position. Slowly allow the tensioner into contact with the belt.
  3. Check to see if the correct V-groove tracking is around each pulley.
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