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Old 12-23-2010, 04:20 PM   #1
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Default How to change serpentine belt?

Hey, I looked everywhere for a "how to" to replace serpentine belt and was unsuccessful, will somebody tell me how to replace the serpenting belt or possibly find a "how to" article?
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:07 PM   #2
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http://iihs.net/fsm/?dir=203&viewfile=Accessory Drive Belt - 4.6L (3V).pdf
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here ya go LOL, I drew a picture as I took off so could see the routing ...

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DOOD! You should tighten that belt! Or your car will go: Wheee! Wheee! Wheee! all the way home!

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Thanks guys! and 6+6,nice drawing skills haha but how do i loosen the serpentine belt,it says rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner,what is that?

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LOL.....Thanks .....on my drawing...see that square piece, at the end of that is a round part, you have a 3/8 or 1/2 inch hole a ratchet end will fit in and you push down, need like a breaker bar, they sell a actual one , but I used a breaker bar 18" long. couple pics taken from different angles, see the square slot where rachet goes in?

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Put a big ratchet on the tensioner and pull/push it till the belt slacks alittle and you can slip it off.

Put new belt on in same fashion, then pull/push tensioner again so you can slip the belt onto it.

There is a diagram on your engine catalyst for this aswell
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This may sound like a dumb question, but is the drive belt and the serpentine belt the same thing???
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