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Inspect your serpentine drive belt every 10,000 miles. Look for cracking. Small cracks are normal. Large, deep cracks are a sign that the belt should be replaced.

Once you've determined that your serpentine belt needs to replaced you can search online for the specific part and have it sent directly to your home.



How to check the serpentine belt on your car or truck.

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    • Guest - Willem

      Looking for serpentine (fan) belt diagram of a Ssangyong Musso 2.9 Turbo Diesel

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    • Guest - kevin

      how do itighten a serpintine belt on a 2005 dodge 1500 4x4

    • In reply to: Guest - kevin

      There is no way to tighten the belt yourself like on older carts and trucks. Newer vehicles have a belt tensioner that takes core of that automatically.

    • Guest - Reuben Large

      Belt routing for a 88 chevy scortsdale

    • Guest - lori baker

      My 2007 pontiav g6 doesn't shift out of 1st gear. Could u please give me s good answer, my mechanic friend said try solenoid assembly.

    • Guest - Mechanic Joe

      In reply to: Guest - lori baker

      Yes, it could be a solenoid or it could be the trans is shot. The computer would have to be scanned to see what the trans is doing to determine what is wrong.

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      Belt routing

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    • Guest - barbieiam

      Cannot take off tension on serpentine belt on a 1993 Dodge Caravan on tensioner. Help asap.

    • Guest - Tech

      In reply to: Guest - barbieiam

      The tensioner and idler pulley have similar pulleys. The belt tensioner is below the alternator. You need to get a wrench on the center bolt and rotate the tensioner clockwise to release the tension

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      Help today if possible for a 1993 Dodge Caravan to replace a serpentine belt. Problem: Can not figure out how to release tension on tensioner on this model only????????

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      Tensioner diagram for 1993 F-150 5.0.

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