How Does a Serpentine Tensioner Work?

Answer Mechanical belts refer to looped, flexible material used to link two or more shafts, or used as a source of motion to send or transmit power. Serpentine tensioners are used to drive multiple car co... Read More »

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How to Check the Serpentine Belt Tensioner?

Serpentine belt drive systems are common on today's cars and light trucks. The advantage of increased surface area of a wide multi-grooved belt, along with the ability of the system to wrap the bel... Read More »

How to Replace a Serpentine Belt Tensioner?

The serpentine belt tensioner keeps the proper amount of tension on the belt at all times. The belt tensioner is a two-part component that is made up of a spring-loaded arm and a roller pulley. Whe... Read More »

How to Remove a Serpentine Belt Using Auto Tensioner?

Showing how difficult it can be to reach some of the pulleys with parts, hoses and tubing obstructing access or even viewing some pulleys.Today's modern vehicles use a serpentine belt to drive the ... Read More »

How to Replace the Serpentine Belt Tensioner in a '98 Sunfire?

A serpentine belt tensioner on a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire is necessary to hold proper tension on the serpentine drive belt so that the belt doesn’t come off the pulleys. The tensioner consists of a c... Read More »