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Need to know how to replace the serpintine belt

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Which motor do you have? must remove the right side front tire, and splash shield.if the 4 cyl..then you'll see a pulley which has a square in its arm,this is the tensioner pulley...generally there is a special tool, but you can use a long 3\8 ratchet....merely insert the ratchet head into the square of the pulley arm and apply direction losens it,the other tightens it...its spring loaded,so merely apply pressure enough to release the belt....then remove the belt........recomend you do a little sketch of how the belt is installed so you can put it back the same way...most cars have a sticker under the hood,but some dont so best to draw a quick diagram for installing it

Posted on Apr 27, 2010


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SOURCE: where is the serpintine belt tensioner on a 2003 Toyota Canmry (4cylc)

its in between there you need a 19mm and a long breaker bar you will see it its really uncomfortable...

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SOURCE: cant find drive belt tensioner bolt to loosen serpintine belt

The serpentine belt tensioner / pulley is on the front of the engine, and part of the belt 'routing'.

Its job is to put tension on the belt as it drives the other devices like the power steering pump, water pump, air conditioning compressor.

It is an aluminum casting that mounts with a single bolt to the engine. The pulley is attached to the arm.

There are a few ways to move / pry the arm inwards, thus releasing the tension on the belt for removing/installing: grab on the pulley bolt (15mm?) with a wrench, or some later models have an opening for a 3/8th socket wrench to attach to directly without a socket.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: i broke my serpintine belt dont know how it goes on need diagram


While there may be someone who could produce the threading diagram for your serpentine belt, I would like to offer a piece of advice, if you don't mind. Most GOOD auto parts stores (Like "Pep Boys" out here in California), sell what I like to call a do-it-yourselfer's bible, the Chilton repair and maintenance books.

I apologize, if you have used them in the past and are aware of how good they are, and I'm just telling you something you already know. But, if you don't have one for your car, you really should. I have used them faithfully for over 20 years, and hace replaced everything from fan belts to transmissions, to master brake cylinders all with the help of these books. I even used one to rewire my 260 z's dash. Every car I have had, I have purchased a Chilton manual for. They are about $20.00

So, I hope that someone sends you a giagram, or sketches one out for you, but you could surely do it, and much more with a Chilton. Oh, and if you don't want to buy the book, you can just go to this link. You may even find your diagram online at Chilton for free. So go here and look:

Good luck. Hope I helped.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: I need to know where the belt tensioner is located

Just to make sure you have the right part (belt Tensioner), If you push and pull on the serpentine belt, look for the pulley that moves with the belt. That will be the Belt tensioner pulley, there is going to be a slot on the tension arm for a ratchet so you can take the tension off the old belt and slid it off the idler pulley or any one of the other pully's. Good luck and hope this made sense, keep me posted be glad to help. 

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SOURCE: serpintine belt diagram needed

look under the hood there should be a diagram

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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