The accessory drive belt is automatically adjusted by the non-adjustable tensioner.
Belt Tension Inspection
Belt replacement is necessary for any or all of the following conditions:
The accessory drive belt may develop minor cracks across the ribbed side (1) due to reverse bending. These minor cracks are considered normal and acceptable. Parallel cracks (2) are not considered normal and should be cause for belt replacement.
Drive Belt Routings
Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
Remove the engine cover. Grasp both corners of the engine cover and pull up firmly.
CAUTIONThe accessory drive belt tensioner pulley is spring loaded and can injure hands and fingers if allowed to spring back.
- Pull the tensioning pulley in a counter clockwise direction.
- Lock the tensioning pulley with a pin or slowly release the pulley after the belt is free from the area.
Remove the belt.
Route the accessory drive belt onto the engine pulleys.
- Rotate the belt tensioner counterclockwise and install the accessory drive belt over the tensioner pulley.
- Release the belt tensioner and remove the wrench.
Install the engine cover. Align the engine cover retaining clips to the rubber mounts, and push
down firmly to connect engine cover to rubber mounts.
NOTETo ease the installation of the engine cover, apply a small amount of lubricant to the engine cover rubber mounts.
- Start the engine and verify the accessory drive belt is properly routed and seated.