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Old 04-15-2008, 06:48 AM
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Serpintine Belt Replacement Instructions?

Anyone change out thier Serpintine Belt? Dealer want's $102 in labor to replace it.

I've got a single altenator and the routing diagram to follow. I'm just wondering if someone has some instructions and if it's a two man job?

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It probably depends on how strong you are, i'd imagine the hardest part is holding the tensioner and putting the belt on the last pulley. And I'm not 100% positive but i think there might be a hose that goes through the belt, that might be why it's so expensive for labor, i'm not sure though.
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All I can tell you is get it across all the pulleys you can, except for the A/C compressor. Then, take a 1/2" drive ratchet or preferably breaker bar, and put it in the square hole between the two pulley tensioners. At this point make sure you have the belt in hand, and pull back(or push forward, I cant remember off hand) on the breakerbar to loosen the tensioner, and slip the belt on. takes about 6 minutes. make sure you get the routing of the belt right. I only needed myself to do it.
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it shouldnt be that hard. put a pipe on the handle for the tenssionar and do it yourself! or take it to the dealer, if your rich? lol
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Yeah, i forgot about the hose in the way, mainly cause mine wasnt in the way. Good time to switch hoses on the top of the radiator to prevent having difficulties again. Maintain wrote up something on this....let me find it...
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The upper radiator hose goes through the belt. They aren't hard to put on, as long as you can pull the tensioner and slip the belt on. Buy the upper hose for a dual altenator for about $30 from the dealer and you won't have to remove it to change the belt anymore.
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Upper Radiator Hose - Dual vs Single alt.

Look here. I saw that somepics were deleted, but basically, the other type(dual alternator) rad hose goes in the metal bracket, under the alternator. it goes around the belt rather than through it.
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I have a 6.0, and it the upper radiator hose does not go through the belt...
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Changed mine the first year and two alternators and the diagram... one person!

Edited.... sorry didn't see yours was a 6.0.
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I have a 6.0, and it the upper radiator hose does not go through the belt...
oops my bad. Shouldn't be too bad. But like the other guys said, a pipe or breaker bar so you get more leverage on the tensioner will do wonders, good luck!
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