Equinox 2005-2007, Torrent 2006-07

Accessory Drive Belts

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Adjustment



The 3.4L engine accessory drive belt uses an auto-tensioner. No adjustment is necessary.

Drive Belt Routings





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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-3.4L engine

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. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
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  3. Using Special Tool J-39914, or a suitable belt tensioner unloader, rotate the drive belt tensioner to release the tension on the drive belt.
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  5. Remove the drive belt from the right idler pulley.
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  7. Carefully release the unloader to relieve the drive belt tensioner spring tension.
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  9. Remove the unloader from the drive belt tensioner .
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  11. Provided the vehicle will not be raised or lifted to perform additional work. Utilizing a floor jack and a wood block, support the front of the engine unlock between the lift point of the floor jack and the bottom of the engine oil pan.
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  13. Raise the jack until the wood block comes into contact with the engine oil pan and is capable of supporting the weight of the engine.
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  15. If the vehicle is to be raised or lifted in order to perform additional work. Support the engine using the engine support fixture.
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  17. Remove the right engine mount.
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  19. Remove the drive belt from the remaining pulleys.
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To install:

  1. Install the drive belt to all the pulleys except the right idler pulley.
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  3. Install the right engine mount. Tighten the nuts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
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  5. Remove the floor jack from under the engine oil pan or remove the engine support fixture.
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  7. Using tensioner tool and rotate the drive belt tensioner away from the drive belt.
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  9. Install the drive belt to the right idler pulley.
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  11. Carefully release the tool allowing the drive belt tensioner to come in contact with the drive belt.
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  13. Remove the tool.
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  15. Inspect the drive belt to insure the belt is properly centered on all pulleys.
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  17. Install the air cleaner assembly.
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