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I need to change my serpentine belt. Can you do this without changing the timing in any way and do i need any special tools for this job?

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  • papadz10 Jul 17, 2009

    Do we need to use anything to hold the crank shaft and do you know what size wrench i need?

  • papadz10 Jul 17, 2009

    thank you for the advice i will give it a try

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Serpentine belt is the external belt that drive the water pump,alternator,A/C compressor and power steering pump.

Timing belt is not the same as serpentine belt.

Timing belt drive the cylinder head and ride on the tensioner.


Changing serpentine belt will ne change the timing belt.

To change serpentine belt you will need to locate the belt routing diagram or draw one (SEE HOW THE BELT warp around the pully)

A long wrench to release the pulley tensioner.

Remove and install the new serpentine belt.

It will easier if you can have someone pull on the wrench and you can slide on the serpentine belt.

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