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Serpentine belt just wandering how to put a new in.

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Hi mb,

  • Get a 14mm or 9/16" socket and a long handled ratchet or breaker bar.
  • The routing diagram is under the hood near the vacuum diagram. Get the belt around all the pulleys except the A/C compressor or Alternator.
  • 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

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-> I, use a 1/2 inch breaker bar.
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The spring used to put pressure is Very strong. This is also an area, where you can easily slip, cutting your knuckles, or fingers, or hand, on sharp objects. Use caution, you may want to wear a glove, or gloves!)

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