A follow-up thought on the post from "service writer" and the diagram for the belt routing. I have the same diagram in one of my manuals, and the large circle you see with the #7 in it is actually the AC Compressor. OK - Trying to re-route a serpantine belt without removing the compressor is a real "figgure it out" nightmare. Did you remove the AC compressor?
A serpentine belt has 2 sides - a smooth side, and a grooved side. Certain pulleys require the smooth side to operate, and others the grooved side to function. It is not normal to use a belt that can bypass all the smooth/grooved sides of the belt. Bypassing ypur AC if it doesn't work is a good thought (did it on my '73 Nova SS), but the serpentine belt on your vehicle as my diagrams shows me is a "Groove on one side, Smooth on the other. AW, HECK. What do I know? Sounds like more info is needed! Please reply.
Wednesday, August 29th, 2007 AT 1:20 AM