Serpantine belt install

krh2

Administrator
Toolls needed:



1/2" ratchet

14mm socket (deep preferably)

Flat head screwdriver (If you have screw driven hose clamps)

Pliers (If you have OEM spring radiator clamps)

Breaker bar (for leverage on the tension pullley)

A helper (To hold the tension pulley wide open) while you slip on the new belt.



To make this much easier you should remove your intake tube from your IM first.



Here is mine. Stock will look much different.















Gone



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Before removing intake tube remove the MAF sensor, and be very gentle with it..















Then, unhook your upper radiator hose from the top of your radiator..











To do this drain your radiator low enough to get the coolant below the upper radiator hose then you can undo it from the radiator and tie it back and out of your way...



Belt tensioner.. Located on the passenger side second pulley from the left. 14mm Deep socket is best as it allows you room for the belt..











Turn the tensioner nut towards the passenger side. To get enough "throw" you need to remove the upper hose from your radiator. Well, I did...



[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8KB4NOm8vQ[/media]



The Gator belt..







New belt vs. old. Hard to see but after 5 years and 46k the oem belt was dried out and fraying. No cracks though. Sorry for the crappy pics here. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/002.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt002' />































Ah........ Sweet VK56 music... <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />



[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg_cQnYKMqY[/media]



Oh, make sure you print this... You will have a helluva time figuring out how it goes on otherwise...
<img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />



 

jhromy

New Member
there is no reason you have to remove that coolant hose kev, its a tight fit but people can do it without removing the hose and draining coolant. Nice write up though. Also when you move the tensioner there is a hole you can stick an allen wrench in to hold the tensioner down so you can get the belt on and then just put the socket on and pull the wrench out and guide the tensioner back
 

krh2

Administrator
[quote name='jhromy' date='02 December 2009 - 05:09 AM' timestamp='1259759399' post='154883']

there is no reason you have to remove that coolant hose kev, its a tight fit but people can do it without removing the hose and draining coolant. Nice write up though. Also when you move the tensioner there is a hole you can stick an allen wrench in to hold the tensioner down so you can get the belt on and then just put the socket on and pull the wrench out and guide the tensioner back

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If ida known about that hole to hold the pulley I coulda ratcheted the thing and not removed the upper hose.. Know I know...
 

mcginkleschmidt

Active Member
[quote name='krh2' date='02 December 2009 - 03:50 PM' timestamp='1259787018' post='154889']

If ida known about that hole to hold the pulley I coulda ratcheted the thing and not removed the upper hose.. Know I know...

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Great writeup Kev! What do you know, TitanSpot has it own resident mechanic. If you need to know how its done, Kev is da mannn! <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt002' />



 

krh2

Administrator
<img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' /> [quote name='mcginkleschmidt' date='02 December 2009 - 03:35 PM' timestamp='1259796910' post='154892']

Great writeup Kev! What do you know, TitanSpot has it own resident mechanic. If you need to know how its done, Kev is da mannn! <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />





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Thanks! I think....



Been workin on the radiator how-to but it is legthy.. Mayb tomorrow... <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/002.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt002' />
 

steves

New Member
Thanks Kev, came in handy this morning :D



I found it easiest to "thread" the passenger side of the belt first, then line it up from underneath the truck.
 
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