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What do I need to do in order to change out the serpentine belt

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There should be a decal somewhere in the engine compartment or on the underside of the hood showing the routing for the belt. Tension is kept on the belt by a pulley called a tensioner. You will have to get the belt routed and then position the tensioner (usually using a breaker bar) so the belt can slip on. Then release the tensioner.

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