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Serpentine belt split in half. part of the belt is stuck in the P/S pulley and is wedged really good. what would be the best way to remove it?

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  • petey_01 Oct 01, 2010

    is there any other way to do it? the belt is jammed pretty tight in there and i dont think cutting it will remove the pieces from within the pulley

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A strong, serrated kitchen knife will cut through the belt. Slice behind the pulley until the belt goes to pieces.

Posted on Oct 01, 2010

  • petey_01 Oct 01, 2010

    i tried to slice the pulley but it is jammed in there pretty tight, any other suggestions?

  • Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte Oct 01, 2010

    A special tool is needed to remove the pulley. You may be able to rent or borrow the tool. If you have autozone nearby, call and ask if they have the tool for loan.

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With A/C


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Accessory Drive Belts

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Accessory Belt Routing



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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.5L engine


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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.5L engine


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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt (A) routing-3.8L engine


Inspection

Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.


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    Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.5L engine


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    Fig. Accessory serpentine belt (A) routing-3.8L engine


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