How to Adjust Alternator Belt Tension Without a Gauge?

Answer Proper belt tension is necessary to ensure the smooth operation and longevity of your belt-driven components. Too loose and the belt may slip or even be thrown off of the pulleys. Too tight and the... Read More »

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How to Use a Drive Belt Tension Gauge?

Setting the proper tension on a drive belt is critical to it's proper functioning and longevity. Because drive belts are used to mechanically connect two or more rotating pulleys, the tension ... Read More »

How to Remove an Escort Wagon Alternator Tension Belt?

The Escort wagon's alternator tension belt is also called the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt is one complete belt that controls all of the pulleys on the front of the engine. These pulleys in... Read More »

How to Adjust the Belt Tension Pulley?

The belt tensioner in most vehicles consists of a tensioner arm, tensioner spring and a tensioner pulley. The drive belt rides on the pulley, which is connected to the arm and as the belt stretches... Read More »

How to Adjust the Tension on a 350Z Serpentine Belt?

The Nissan 350Z uses a tensioner pulley to keep the serpentine belt tight. However, over time, the belt stretches beyond the pulley's ability to keep the belt tight. This causes the belt to squeal ... Read More »