My serpentine belt went how do i change the belt do i need a special tool
Identify which belts need to be replaced. If you are replacing the air conditioner belt, you may need to remove the alternator belt because of the way the belts are shared on the crankshaft pulley. As a result, some mechanics recommend replacing both belts together.
Loosen the lock bolt for the belt you are replacing using owner's documentation. The lock bolt will be near the belt tensioner component.
Turn the adjustment bolt to change tension on the belt. When the belt is loose enough, slip it off.
Use your memory or a belt routing diagram to install the new belt on all pulleys.
Adjust the adjustment bolt to replace tension on the belt. Tighten the lock bolt.
Make sure the belt is correctly seated on all pulleys and that the ribs fit into grooves on the pulleys.
Run the engine and check for any flapping or looseness that could indicate incorrect installation.
This was copied from the service manual.
Jan 24, 2010 |
1995 Dodge Intrepid