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asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th February, 2020

How do you put on a serpentine belt?

To replace a serpentine belt, start by locating the old belt at the front or side of your engine bay. Then, use a wrench to relieve the auto tensioner so you can pull the belt off of the pulley system. If your vehicle doesn't have an auto tensioner, look for an alternator bracket and loosen the bolts in it instead.

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Likewise, people ask, can you replace a serpentine belt yourself?

Serpentine belt replacement is easy because today's automatic drive belt tensioners eliminate the need to loosen bolts or pry components into position for retensioning. Just rotate the tensioner, remove the old belt and install a new one.

Also, what all does the serpentine belt control? Well, it won't keep your pants up, but it does transport power to your vital automotive components. The serpentine belt is one long, snaking, winding belt that keeps your alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning and—in some cases—your water pump running smoothly and effectively.

Subsequently, one may also ask, how much does it cost to replace a serpentine belt?

Serpentine Belt Replacement Cost It is very inexpensive to replace a serpentine belt. The replacement cost is only going to be between $90 and $200 in most cases. The belt itself will cost between $25 and $75 while the labor costs will probably be between $75 and $120.

Can you drive without a serpentine belt?

It drives multiple peripheral devices including, the alternator, power steering pump, water pump, air conditioner and others. Without the serpentine belt, there is no way to drive power to any of these devices.

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