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How do i place the serpentine belt around the pulleys

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This is a very simple task. All you need is a pry-bar about 24" long that could reach as far as the idler (towards the passenger wall within the engine compartment). The idler is the one that maintains the tension for the serpentine belt during operation.
Next is to insert it on the back of the idler (note that there is a slot for it to go and lift down towards you. Your serpentine belt would become loose then your can remove the belt.
Note: Please remember how the belt was wound from component to component as this is very important.
Another option is to find a socket wrench mounted to a driver and same principle-apply a clockwise motion and the idler will be loosened.
Very important: DO NOT DO THIS WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING, K...
Good luck.
Tips:

  • remember the two pulleys that don't have the grooves in them will be against the smooth side of the belt
If you need further assistance please let me know and i will be glad to assist you further. Thanks, Midwest-tek

Posted on Aug 31, 2010

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    Nathan Ayers Aug 31, 2010

    you can also try this. Position the belt on every pulley except for the alternator belt. Pull the belt toward the front of the van (this pulls the tension pulley) and wrap it around the pulley on the alternator. It takes about 5 seconds and does not require a tool at all. but the top is the correct way on how to do it. But this does work. If this helped you with your problem please let me know and i will be glad to assist your further. Thanks Midwest-tek

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