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One of the circular pieces that the serpentine belt goes around is grinding into the engine. can this be fixed?

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It sounds like you may be describing a belt tensioner.
This is a roller that has a spring force which keeps the belt tight.
The entire tensioner assembly can be replaced, or in some cases you can just replace the roller.

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How to install a serpentine belt on a 2001 Volkswagen Passat


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When starting my truck I hear a grinding noise for a short while


Probably one of the items running off the serpentine belt. Two ways to check.

Get a piece of plastic tube, open the hood, put one end in your ear, and get someone to start the vehicle. Put the other end of the tube near each of the pulleys. You should be able to hear the grinding loud near the one causing it.

Or, with the engine cold, remove the serpentine belt (take a picture of its threading), and turn each of the pulleys by hand excepting the crankshaft pulley. You will be able to feel the one that is grinding.

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1998 grand cherokee 4.0 eng. crank shaft pulley,is there a back piece for the belt to go on?


are you talking about the serpentine belt or the timing chains, the serpentine belt is what drives the alternator,power steer,water pump, and goes around a few idlers. and around crank pulley that is in front of harmonic balancer. Did the belt fall off? is the pulley missing? cause it should be very self explanatory and visual.

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How do i release the tension belt ... cant seem to find bolt being referred to in other docs


Here's the procedure on how to release and replace the tension belt of your car.

Step 1
  • Open the hood on the Volvo S-60 and find the serpentine-belt routing diagram. The diagram should be attached to the top of the fan shroud that covers the radiator. If not, draw out the exact routing method of the serpentine belt around each pulley with a pen and a piece of paper.
  • Step 2 Locate the serpentine-belt tensioner that is in the very center of the engine. The tensioner will have a square bolt head in the center of the tensioner pulley.
  • Step 3 Slide the open end of the 5/8-wrench onto the square bolt head in the center of the belt-tensioner pulley. Turn the tensioner pulley counterclockwise and slide the serpentine belt off of the tensioner pulley.
  • Step 4 Remove the serpentine belt from the other pulleys and pull the belt out of the engine compartment.
  • Step 5 Slide the new serpentine belt into the engine compartment and around the crankshaft pulley.
  • Step 6 Route the new serpentine belt around each pulley. Turn the belt-tensioner pulley counterclockwise again and slide the serpentine belt around the tensioner pulley. Release the tensioner and it will tighten the belt around the pulleys. Look over the belt to ensure that it is inside of each pulley.
  • Step 7 Crank the S-60 and look over the serpentine belt with the motor running. Let the engine run for about one minute and shut the engine off. Close the hood.
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    No power steering, engine cut out but has restarted engine hot fan on, no warm air so take this as a belt problem?


    The symptoms you have described sounds most like you had a serpentine belt break or fall off the pulley system (rare but possible).That is a fairly simple job to replace the serpentine belt,whether you replace it yourself or have a professional do the job it isn't a costly repair, providing that is the only problem.There is a serpentine belt routing label under the hood, usually on the plastic piece that goes across the front of the engine compartment near the hood latch release.There is a spring loaded belt tensioner that holds tension on the serpentine belt(labeled on the routing label) rotate the tensioner against the spring pressure, rout the belt according to the routing label, then slowly release tensioner against the new belt and that should complete the installation.Hopefully that is the solution. Good luck !

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    Most parts stores can print this out for you for free.

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    Depending on where you purchase the serpentine belt, and whether it's a budget or lifetime version, prices range from $18 to $33.

    You can replace this belt yourself.

    The belt goes around, and under various pulleys on your engine. There is ONE pulley that puts tension on this belt. There is a bracket, or 'arm', that this tensioner pulley is attached to. One simply takes a 1/2 inch breaker bar, and inserts it into a 1/2 inch square hole in that bracket.
    You then pull the bracket over to one side with the breaker bar, (The direction will be pulling the tensioner pulley away from the serpentine belt), and slip the serpentine belt off of the pulleys.
    The belt diagram of how the belt is placed around the pulleys, should be on the fan shroud support, or under the hood.

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