At what mileage should the belt drive system be replaced?
60,000 to 100,000 miles
How often does a serpentine belt need to be replaced? Serpentine belts are built to last—much longer than before because of advancements in rubber technology. Under ideal conditions, a belt should stick with you for an average of 60,000 to 100,000 miles.
What happens if you don’t replace drive belt?
If the serpentine belt completely fails and breaks, then your car will break down. In addition, you will notice a loss of power steering, the air conditioning will not work, and the engine will no longer be able to be cooled like it should be.
How do you know when your drive belt is bad?
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Serpentine/Drive Belt
- Squealing noise from the front of the vehicle. If you notice a squealing noise coming from the front of your vehicle, it could be from the serpentine belt.
- Power steering and AC not working.
- Engine overheating.
- Cracks and wear on the belt.
Can a bad starter on an Acura be replaced?
If you have lights and power to everything else, but your car just won’t start, the issue is likely a bad starter. Here’s how to replace it. This article applies to the Acura TL, MDX, V6 RDX, and V6 TSX.
Where is the positive terminal on an Acura starter?
It is partially blocked by the upper radiator hose. It is to the top right of the starter in the area where the positive terminal was mounted. A long 17mm box wrench behind the upper radiator hose can be used, or a long handled ratchet and a long extension can be used.
How do you change a starter on a lawn mower?
Slide the new starter into position. Insert the bottom bolt, just get it started. Insert the upper bolt, just get it started. Hand tighten the lower, then the upper; make sure they are tight, but there is no torque spec needed. Replace the small plug. Replace the positive terminal and tighten the 12mm bolt.
How do you remove positive cable from starter?
Lift up the rubber boot to get access to the 12mm bolt to remove the positive cable. Removing the starter is pretty straightforward. There is a small plug-in connector just above and to the right of where the positive terminal mounts to the starter. Pull this plug straight off. No tools needed. There is an upper 17mm mounting bolt.