How to Adjust a Serpentine Belt?

Answer Most modern cars that use a serpentine belt have an automatic belt tensioner. This device has an internal spring preset inside that applies the correct tension to the belt automatically, and cannot... Read More »

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How to Adjust the Pulley of the Serpentine Belt?

The serpentine belt, also called the multi-accessory drive belt, controls all the accessories linked to the automobile engine, including the power steering, the air conditioner compressor, the wate... Read More »

How to Adjust a Serpentine Belt on a '97 Dakota?

The serpentine belt on the Dodge Dakota uses a spring-loaded tensioner to keep the proper tension on the belt when the engine is running. If you see cracks in the belt's grooves, it's time to repla... 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 »

How to Adjust a Honda Civic Serpentine Belt?

The Honda Civic serpentine belt controls a variety of components in a vehicle's engine, starting with the crankshaft, then the alternator, the water pump, air conditioner pump and power steering. W... Read More »