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Where is the engine belt diagram?
Where can I find a belt routing diagram for my engine? A: Commonly a belt routing diagram sticker is on the underside of the hood or in the engine compartment. If there is no diagram, make a sketch of the belt and pulleys before removing the belt. This will help you re-route the new belt correctly. via
How many belts does a Dodge Ram have?
The Dodge Ram and similar truck models have one true serpentine belt, a multi-ribbed belt that fits into grooves on various pulleys, that Dodge suggests inspecting for wear every 15,000 miles or 12 months. via
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Can a serpentine belt be put on wrong?
In some instances it may be possible to install a serpentine belt the wrong way. If this happens, one or more pulleys will rotate in the WRONG direction, affecting the operation of the alternator, water pump, A/C compressor or power steering pump. This can cause major problems. via
What is the easiest way to put on a serpentine belt?
Using the serp belt placement tool, route the new belt around the belt path. Rotate the tensioner again while you load the belt around it. Wrap the new belt around the crankshaft pulley, then around the grooved pulleys. Finish the job by sliding the belt onto a rounded, non-grooved roller. via
What does the serpentine belt wrap around?
The serpentine belt wraps around the accessory pulleys of the components it powers. The serpentine belt may spin over idler pulleys which keep the serpentine belt in its snake-like configuration and help guide the belt as it moves. via
How often should you change serpentine belt in a Ram 1500?
When to consider replacing the serpentine belt: Regularly scheduled maintenance. Typically, belt manufacturers recommend belt replacement at 90,000 miles. However, the belt must be inspected for wear or damage at regular intervals prior to this high mileage. via
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Is changing a serpentine belt easy?
Replacing the serpentine belt is as simple as threading it into position, cranking the tensioner and slipping the belt over the tensioner pulley, or nearest pulley up top. Belt tensioners are mostly spring tension. Once installed, the spring retains pressure to the belt. via
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How do I know if my serpentine belt is misaligned?
Drive belt problems usually manifest as noise. If you have a noisy drive belt, it's important to know what's causing it so that it can be fixed. That means you have to listen. If the drive belt or serpentine belt is chirping or squealing, then chances are that the problem is misalignment. via
What happens if you over tighten alternator belt?
An over-tightened belt can burn out any bearing that the belt rotates on, including alternator, power steering pump, A/C compressor, idler pulleys, etc. An over-tightened timing belt can ruin any pulley bearing it is connected with. via
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Can you drive without serpentine belt?
Under no circumstances can you drive a vehicle without a serpentine belt because the serpentine belt serves the important function of delivering antifreeze to important parts of the engine. The serpentine belt drives the water pump, and without it, there is insufficient coolant flow to maintain the engine temperature. via
How tight should drive belts be?
For most vehicles, the belt should not be able to be pressed down more than ½ inch. If it can be pressed lower, then the belt is too loose. Note: Manufacturers have their own specifications for how much deflection can be found in the belt. via
What is a C belt?
The AC belt is probably the most simple component of a vehicle's AC system, but still a very important one. The belt connects the AC compressor clutch to the engine crankshaft, which allows the compressor to be turned via the engine's power when activated. via
How much does it cost to replace a serpentine belt on a Dodge Ram?
The average cost for a Dodge Ram 1500 serpentine belt replacement is between $107 and $139. Labor costs are estimated between $52 and $66 while parts are priced between $55 and $73. via
Is alternator belt and serpentine belt the same?
Sometimes called a fan belt, alternator belt, or accessory drive belt, the serpentine belt is spun by the engine crankshaft and, in turn, spins, or “drives”, the accessories. Cars of the past relied on multiple drive belts, but today's vehicles (usually) count on just one, the serpentine belt. via
What is the average cost to replace a serpentine belt?
A typical serpentine belt start at around $25 and goes up to $75 at most. If you know some car repair basics, you could change the belt yourself, and it may save you paying labor charges somewhere between $75 and $120. All together, you're looking at around $100 to $195 to replace your serpentine belt. via
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What happens if idler pulley fails?
A broken or seized pulley can quickly lead to a torn belt, or in less serious cases, the belt falling off of the engine. An engine without a belt can quickly run into issues such as overheating and stalling, as it's the drive belt that allows the engine accessories to function. via
How do you put a belt on?
Insert your belt through the left-side loops first.
Take the end of your belt, and begin inserting it into your belt loops with the loop on the front left side of your pants. Thread the belt end through each loop, pulling the belt through as you go. Once you reach the last loop, buckle your belt. via
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How long will a cracked serpentine belt last?
How long will a cracked serpentine belt last? Serpentine belts typically last between 60,000 and 100,000 miles (although some claim that they last anywhere between 30,000 to 150,000 miles). Still, that doesn't mean you should wait until the 100,000-mile mark to check on your belt. via
What happens to a car when the serpentine belt breaks?
If a serpentine belt breaks, a car won't be drivable and will have to be towed. If the engine runs without a serpentine belt, it might overheat as the water pump will no longer work. A broken belt can also damage other parts. via