See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Inspect the belts 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. It is best to replace all drive belts at one time, as a preventive maintenance measure, during this service operation.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 6 through 13
The replacement of the inner belt on multi-belted engines may require the removal of the outer belts. To replace a drive belt loosen the pivot and mounting bolts of the component which the belt is driving, then, using a wooden lever or equivalent pry the component inward to relieve the tension on the drive belt, always be careful where you locate the pry bar not to damage the component. Slip the belt off the component pulley, match up the new belt with the old belt for length and width, these measurement must be the same or problems will occur when you go to adjust the new belt. After new belt is installed correctly adjust the tension of the new belt.
When replacing more than one belt it is a good idea, to make note or mark what belt goes around what pulley. This will make installation fast and easy.
On air conditioning compressor and power steering pump belt replacements loosen the lock bolt for the adjusting bolt on idler pulley or power steering pump and then loosen the adjusting bolt. Pry pulley or pump inward to relieve the tension on the drive belt, always be careful where you locate the pry bar not to damage the component or pulley.