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What to adjust to get the serpentine belt to fit.

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There is a spring loaded "tensioner pulley" that has to be "unloaded" with an appropriate tool, the serpentine belt slipped into place, then the pulley is released, putting tension on the belt. Also, the belt must follow a specific path around the pulleys, or the belt will not fit properly. There should be a diagram under the hood that will help you, you may have to search for it, since the manufacturers seem to scatter them about.

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    Jason Hayes Jan 02, 2011

    Also one of those things that each manufacturer seems to doon every model. I've had to use all kinds of tools, sometimes a wrench on the tensioener pulley bolt, some use a 3/8" or 1/2" breaker bar, and some the use of a good pry bar seems to work best.


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