Montana, Silhouette, Venture 2000-2005

Accessory Drive Belts

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Adjustment



These engines are equipped with an automatic tensioner and do not need manual adjustment.

Belt Tension 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.

Drive Belt Routings





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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-3.4L engine



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-3.5L



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-3.9L

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. Rotate the drive belt tensioner in order to release the pressure on the drive belt.
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  3. Remove the drive belt.
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To install:

  1. Install the drive belt to all of the pulleys except the generator pulley.
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  3. Rotate the drive belt tensioner in order to install the drive belt over the generator pulley.

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    Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-3.4L engine

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  5. Ensure that the drive belt is aligned into the proper grooves of the accessory drive belt pulleys.
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  7. Ensure that the drive belt is properly routed.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Rotate the drive belt tensioner counterclockwise to release the spring tension.
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  5. Remove the drive belt.
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  7. To install, reverse the removal procedure. Make sure the belt is properly seated.
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