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Should I change the tensioner on the serpentine belt?

Should I change the tensioner on the serpentine belt?

Should tensioner be changed with the serpentine belt repl… Should I replace the belt tensioner if I’m replacing the serpentine belt just for maintenance? I’m not having any issues. Of course, it is a good idea to be safe, but then again, it also depends on your vehicle.

Can a pulley be replaced on a tensioner?

The tensioner’s job is to apply the correct amount of tension to the serpentine belt by employing an internal coil spring. The pulley is then attached to the tensioner and acts as a guide for the tensioner to function. In most vehicle applications, the pulley can be disconnected from the tensioner and then replaced.

What happens if pulley on serpentine belt fails?

The serpentine belt is routed around pulleys that drive your vehicle’s accessories. If a pulley on one of the accessories seizes or fails to turn it will likely destroy the serpentine belt, but it’s important to consider that a belt that’s too tight will often lead to seizing pulleys.

What do you need to check serpentine belt?

Get the belt looped onto all but one pulley. You’ll need your ratchet to turn the belt tensioner enough to get the belt around the last pulley. Once the belt is in place, check it at each pulley to make sure it’s properly seated to avoid abnormal wear. Now you can remove your ratchet.

How often should you replace the serpentine belt?

Serpentine belts can last for years and might only need to be changed once or twice over the life of the vehicle. The recommended industry standard is to inspect your belt at 60,000 miles for wear & tear and replace if necessary, and replace every 90,000 miles regardless of the appearance in order to reduce the chances of a breakdown.

How do you remove a serpentine belt?

To remove the serpentine belt, release tension off of the tensioner. Then grab the serpentine belt between the a/c compressor and alternator just pull it off. You do not need to take it far off.

What are the symptoms of a bad serpentine belt?

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Serpentine/ Drive Belt . Common signs include a squealing noise from the front of the vehicle, power steering and AC not working, engine overheating, and cracks on the belt.

How do you change the serpentine belt?

How to Change a Serpentine Belt Step 1 – Get Out Your Cars Diagram Step 2 – Turn Off Your Car and Keep It on Idle Step 3 – Pop the Hood Step 4 – Note How the Belt Functions Step 5 – Relieve the Tensioner Pressure Step 6 – Slide the Belt Off the Pulley Step 7 – Remove the Motor Mount Step 8 – Replace the Belt Step 9 – Clean Up

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