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How to tighten serpentine belt

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If the belt is loose you might have the wrong belt installed on, or the serpentine belt tensioner must to be replaced, they adjust automatic, with spring loaded belt tensioner
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Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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ewashmidas
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SOURCE: serpentine belt tensioner will not tighten

If the tensioner will not keep the belt tight then the tensioner is bad and will need to be replaced. The spring on the inside will loose it's tension over time.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Serpentine Belt Toyota Rav4

Hi maroon,

  • Get a 14mm or 9/16" socket and a long handled ratchet or breaker bar.
  • Get the belt around all the pulleys except the A/C compressor or Alternator. Double check your routing.
  • The tensioner pulley is on a spring loaded arm. Get your socket on the center nut of this pulley.
  • Slowly pull the ratchet toward the center of the engine. The pulley will pivot on the arm allowing you to get the belt on the final pulley.
  • Slowly release the tension.
  • You're done
Mike

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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SOURCE: sounds like a loose belt.

Most surpentine belts have an atomatic tensoner. I have had 2 fail on different cars and it is a simple fix, both of them required removal of one bolt.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: serpentine belt squeaks on startup

You can not tighten the belt, it is held on by the Belt tensioner...it's located a little to the left side of the waterpump...now it maybe getting weak, or your belt may need to be replaced...Sometimes they look good, with no cracks, but they get worn and streched out over time..or it may look shiny..either one of those will cause it too squeak..

Posted on Dec 04, 2009

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SOURCE: serpentine belt squeal, need to know how to

there is no way you have replace it because there is only tensioner can tighten it

Posted on Jan 17, 2010

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Fig. Fig. 6: Unfasten the retaining bolts...


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Fig. Fig. 7: ... then remove the serpentine belt guard


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Fig. Fig. 8: ...


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Fig. Fig. 9: ... then remove the serpentine belt

  1. Remove the belt. Clean the accessory drive belt surfaces.



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Fig. Fig. 10: Serpentine drive belt routing-2.2L engine


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Fig. Fig. 11: Removal and installation of the serpentine belt-2.3L engine


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Fig. Fig. 12: Serpentine belt routing-2.5L engine with and without A/C


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Fig. Fig. 13: Use an 18mm box end wrench on the pulley nut to rotate the tensioner on the 3.8L engine


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Fig. Fig. 14: in. breaker bar to rotate the tensioner


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Fig. Fig. 15: On the 3.4L, use a box end wrench, then rotate the tensioner clockwise and remove the serpentine belt

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