Accessory Drive Belts


Accessory Belt Routing

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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing


Belt tension is maintained by an automatic tensioner. No adjustments are necessary or possible.


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. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove any necessary engine covers that are blocking access to the drive belt.
  5. Use a wrench to rotate the drive belt tensioner, as shown in the accompanying figure, to remove drive belt.
  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

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    Fig. Using a wrench, rotate the drive belt tensioner as shown and remove the drive belt