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I need to change a tension belt and dont know where to start it looks complacated

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  • aamartinez37 Sep 30, 2009

    it makes really grinding sound in the belt are like a worn bearing i got the part they told me i cant see it going to it the pully doesnt match the others they told me to take off the tire on the belt side it doesnt look like ill have any room access at all

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First of all you want to turn ALL the pulleys and make sure that they turn freely and quietly. If any are noisy or bound up you'll need to address this before continuing. Locate the tensioner pulley. This pulley is mounted on a swingarm and can be forced back to allow the belt replacement. Look for a black label on the radiator support(top), it will have a white serpentine belt routing diagram. Place the new serpentine belt around the fan blades to get started. Now you want to follow the diagram and of utmost importance, BE PATIENT!!! I'v done thousands of these and I still get frustrated. THe new belt is very stiff and keeps trying to jump off from where you just placed it..AARRGGHHH!!!!...lol. Remember patientience, and you'll do fine. Thank you, Dana P.S. do not put your face near the engine compartment when first starting after the belt exchange often time small spurs of rubber of (hairs) may fly off due to manufacturing.

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If you mean serpintime belt they really are'nt that bad there should br a diagram under the hood somewhere for the routing of the belt or it could be a sticker on the power steering pump each model is different

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