How to replace a serpentine belt [AUTODOC TUTORIAL]

How to change serpentine belt on a car – replacement tutorial
Things you may need:
a new serpentine belt
a set of suitable tools
torque wrench
universal spray cleaner and a wire brush
WD-40 spray
depending on the car’s design: a jack, jack stands, and wheel chocks
Installing a new serpentine belt may be necessary in the following cases:
  • abnormal noises when the engine is started or running
  • malfunctions of the engine-driven accessories
  • routine replacement
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    On most cars with a transverse engine you will need to remove the front right wheel to replace the belt
  2. 2.
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    On some cars, you can access the belt just by opening the bonnet
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    On others, some car body parts have to be removed first
    The serpentine belt drives the engine-driven accessories:
    viscous fan couplingalternatorair conditioner compressorpower steering pumpwater pump and other equipment
  4. 4.
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    The serpentine belt transmits torque from the crankshaft to the pulleys of other devices, activating them
  5. 5.
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    On most vehicles, you can locate the engine-driven accessories by opening the bonnet. However, you will not be able to replace the belt due to the tight space
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    Loosen the belt before removing it. Use the tensioner pulley for this
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    Move the automatic tensioner aside or manually loosen the mechanical one. The belt can then be easily removed
    There are two types of tensioners:
    - an automatic one uses a spring to tension the belt- a mechanical one needs to be turned manually to adjust the tension
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    There are self-tensioning belts which are used without a tensioning mechanism. Replacing this type of belt requires special equipment
  9. 9.
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    Access the belt and identify the tensioner type
  10. 10.
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    Take a picture or sketch a belt routing diagram
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    Attach a suitable tool to the tensioner and move it aside
    The tool must be secured reliably to prevent injury
  12. 12.
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    After loosening the belt, remove it from one of the pulleys
  13. 13.
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    Return the tensioning mechanism to its original position
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