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Old 10-19-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
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how to replace serpentine belt

mine is about to brake. is there any tricks or things i need to know to do it. and is it something i can do, any special tools? i know its tight help me out as much as possible all info will be welcome.


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Old 10-19-2009, 05:18 PM   #2
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didja check the how-to's?

I know there is one for just this.

Real easy, only need 1 tool. 15mm box end wrench IIRC.
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:41 PM   #3
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^^^yep, its real easy. i kept pulling out mine a couple of times today to retighen the water pump bolts (dont ask how they came loose, im as lost as u are,lol)
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:31 PM   #4
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MIne were loose too I thought its was something else at first because the noise it made.
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remember you're not removing any bolts on the tensioner, your just pushing on it to loosen/tighten
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:11 AM   #6
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thanks guys, so its pretty simple just tight space to work with? ive done it on a honda its a peice of cake. for some reason someone told me the focus was a pain in the A
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Yeah, most of the difficulty just comes from working in the confined space. Most guys recommend extending your box wrench with a cheater bar so you can get some better leverage on it (you can actually do this with a second wrench). I've also found that you can loosen the tensioner from the bottom just as easily as you can from it the top. If I remember correctly, I jacked it up and removed the front passenger wheel to do so, although it's been awhile.
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sweet thanks, i just picked up the belt 20 min ago, so im ready to do dis bitch
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