Canyon, Colorado 2006-2007

Accessory Drive Belts

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Adjustment



Drive belt tension is automatically adjusted by the drive belt tensioner.

Drive Belt Routings





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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-2.8L and 3.5L engines without A/C



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-2.8L, 2.9L, 3.5L and 3.7L engines with A/C

Inspection



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



  1. 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.
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  3. Slide the drive belt from the water pump pulley.
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  5. Allow the drive belt tensioner to return to the relaxed position.
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  7. Remove the drive belt from the remaining pulleys.
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To install:

  1. Route the drive belt over all the pulleys, excluding the water pump pulley.

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