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The serpentine belt on my 2000 chevy venture keeps shredding mechanic says it not the tensioner but harmonic balancer could that be the problem

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SOURCE: serpentine belt/tensioner belt

is it a 24 valve?

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: how to release tension on 1995 chevy 5.7L serpentine belt

Look at the diagram which should be on the radiator fan shroud.  This will show you the path the belt takes around the myriad pulleys on the engine.  There is a tensioner pulley whose only job is to maintain the tension of the serpentine belt.  It may be marked on the diagram.  If not, it is the pulley, usually near the top of the engine, that is not the air compressor, alternator, water pump, etc.  I have found that a box-end wrench or a socket wrench which fits the bolt on the pulley, is sufficient.  Just gently swing the pulley away from the belt slightly.  Just enough to release the tension so you can slide the belt off.  You don't have to worry about the bolt coming loose, as it should have far more torque holding it on than you'll put on it to release the belt tension.  Note, that once the belt is off, the tensioner will swing further than it was before, since the belt is not there to stop it.  So when you put the belt back on, you'll have to swing it back down/up to the same position it is in now, if not farther, since the new belt hasn't stretched.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: How do you change the serpentine belt chevy malibu 200

Well you don't have to remove the tensioner. If you look at it, you'll see a 3/8 square hole in the arm of the tensioner. Put a ratchet wrench, or breaker bar in the hole, and you can move the tensioner, it is only spring loaded. The diagram for how the belt laces in should be on the radiator core support. Lace it for the majority around, move the tensioner, and once you have the belt in line, release the tension on the tensioner arm.

Posted on Mar 26, 2010

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SOURCE: I need a serpentine belt diagram for a 2000 chevy

Hi, this is the diagram...
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