A serpentine belt is a rubber belt with a ribbed side that drives vital vehicle components, such as the alternator, power steering, water pump, air conditioning and many other accessories in a vehicle. As a serpentine be... More »

To remove a drive belt from a car engine, locate the tensioner pulley, place the correct size socket and ratchet on the pulley nut, pull the ratchet handle forward to release the belt tension, and lift the drive belt off... More »

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Fix a squeaky serpentine belt by applying belt dressing to the area. This takes only a few minutes. You need aerosol belt dressing, a level area, tight fitting clothes and a hair band. More »

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An alternator drive belt is a malleable rubber belt that helps the alternator operate in a motor vehicle. A belt-driven alternator can operate at two to three times crankshaft speed. More »

If a car makes a squealing noise after the alternator has been replaced, it often needs the serpentine belt or belt tensioner replaced. Continuing to drive the car without repairing the problem often causes early failure... More »

To change an alternator, disconnect the battery, remove the serpentine belt, disconnect electrical connections from the alternator, unbolt the alternator, and replace it with a new one. Plug in the battery, and test the ... More »

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To remove an alternator, remove the serpentine belt and any parts blocking access to the alternator, and then disconnect the wires and bolts connected to the part. You need a mechanic's tool set and an air-powered ratche... More »

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