The replacement is very simple but the space for working is very tight.
1) You can purchase a serpentine belt tool form sears that will work best or just double wrench a box end wrench. To do this simply place a 15, 16 or 17mm box end over the open end of the wrench already installed on the bolt. (See picture) Select appropriate size wrench for tensioner bolt, should be a 15mm. Rotate wrench clockwise until tension on belt is release and the belt can be removed from the other pulleys.
2) Install new belt around pulleys following the diagram with the tensionor being the last. While holding the belt near the tensioner pulley, rotate it clockwise again until the belt slips over the pulley. Note: the belt will have to be BETWEEN the tool and pulley for installation.
3)Check all pulleys that the belt is positioned correctly with no edges hanging off to one side. Start vehicle for less than 5 seconds and turn off motor. Recheck all pulleys that the belt is aligned properly so that the belt is between all pulley ridges.
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Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 AT 12:16 PM