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Unread 04-14-2007, 01:27 PM   #1
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How do I change serpentine belt in my 5.2 v8?

How do I change the belt on my 97 grand with the 5.2 V8? Do I just losen the nut on the pully? Will this make the belt slip right off? Do I need to torque it back to a particular spec or just make it tight. I was told this has an automatic tightener. Anyone who has done this, feel free to give me recommondations. Thanks!

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Unread 04-14-2007, 01:40 PM   #2
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the tensioner rotates clockwise, use a wrench to move it, remove the belt when you relieve the tension. then reverse the order to install
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Unread 04-14-2007, 02:25 PM   #3
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yes. the belt has a self adjuster so once the car starts running it should correct itself if you are off a little
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Unread 04-14-2007, 02:48 PM   #4
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Facing the motor the tension pully will be on your left, just below and to the left of the Alternator. You will need a 15mm socket, preferable a 1/2 inch drive. As moto said your rotate the pully clockwise and the belt will be loose. placing the new one on is simple.

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Unread 04-14-2007, 02:54 PM   #5
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and if you have an older one that doesn't have the little diagram of how the belt goes around the pullys, make sure you draw one!
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Unread 04-15-2007, 06:48 PM   #6
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I had to remove my battery to get enough leverage to extend the tensioner 100%
Before that.I couldn't get the belt on.
After that,it took me like 30 seconds.
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Unread 04-15-2007, 06:49 PM   #7
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Quote:
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I had to remove my battery to get enough leverage to extend the tensioner 100%
Before that.I couldn't get the belt on.
After that,it took me like 30 seconds.
It's a wise idea to remove your battery anyway when working with electrical components on your vehicle.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 12:09 PM   #8
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So this is really easy? Are there any videos of this? All I could find was a V6 video and a video for a V8 on how to replace the tensioner not just replace the belt, so it was more involved.
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