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Need to replace belt?

The belt is getting a bit worn out. What kind of belt do we need and how can we replace it?

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    Any auto parts store can provide you with the correct belt. Just go there and ask for it. They can also help you with the replacement instructions which will be better than me trying to tell you. They can show you in person what to do. You can do this as it is not that hard.



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It should have a serpentine belt. You'll need to locate the spring loader tensioner, lift up or push down to release the tension, with a ratchet or wrench, and remove the belt. Make sure there is a belt routing diagram.

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