Drive belt tension is automatically adjusted by the drive belt tensioner.
Drive Belt Routings
Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.
Removal & Installation
- Install a 3/8 inch breaker bar into the drive belt tensioner and rotate the tensioner clockwise, enough to relieve the tension on the drive belt.
- Slide the drive belt from the water pump pulley.
- Allow the drive belt tensioner to return to the relaxed position.
- Remove the drive belt from the remaining pulleys.
Route the drive belt over all the pulleys, excluding the water pump pulley.
- Install the 3/8 inch breaker bar on the drive belt tensioner and rotate the tensioner clockwise.
- Route the drive belt over the top of the water pump pulley.
- Slowly release the tension to the drive belt tensioner.
- Ensure the drive belt is properly aligned and seated into the grooves of the drive pulleys.
- Inspect for proper installation of the drive belt on the pulleys.