How do you change a serpentine belt on a 1997 Chevy Cavalier?

How do you change a serpentine belt on a 1997 Chevy Cavalier?

1997 chevy cavalier: 2.2L Replacing serpentine belt

  1. Rotate the belt tensioner clockwise. Use a 15 mm wrench.
  2. Slide the belt from the generator pulley.
  3. Release the tensioner.
  4. If the vehicle has A/C remove the drive belt from the A/C compressor pulley.

Can I replace a fan belt myself?

You can replace a serpentine belt with ordinary hand tools. But we don’t recommend it. The spaces are often tight and the belt-driven devices difficult to reach. The belt placement tool allowed us to remove and properly place the new belt without reaching down into the pulley area.

How do I know if my fan belt is bad?

If you suspect your serpentine belt is failing, watch out for the following symptoms:

  1. 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.
  2. Power steering and AC not working.
  3. Engine overheating.
  4. Cracks and wear on the belt.

How much does it cost to replace a fan belt?

It is very inexpensive to replace a serpentine belt whether it’s broken or loose. The replacement cost is only going to be between $100 and $200 in most cases. The belt itself will cost between $25 and $80 while the labor costs will probably be between $75 and $120. Taxes and fees will be added onto these prices too.

Is timing belt same as serpentine belt?

Timing Belt. Don’t get confused—a serpentine belt is not the same thing as a timing belt. The serpentine belt and timing belt have very different functions in your vehicle. The timing belt is located inside the engine and keeps the crankshaft and camshaft in sync.

How to replace a belt tensioner on a 99 Chevy Cavalier?

How to Replace a Belt Tensioner on a 99 Chevy Cavalier. 1 Step 1. Open the hood, and prop it up. Move to the front passenger side of the engine, and locate the spring-loaded belt tensioner above the 2 Step 2. 3 Step 3. 4 Step 4. 5 Step 5.

How do you hang a belt on an alternator pulley?

Turn the belt tensioner clockwise from the bolt in the middle of the tensioner pulley with a breaker bar and socket. Slip the belt off the tensioner pulley, and release the breaker bar. Hang the belt to the side of the alternator pulley with a bungee cord to prevent it from sliding out of any of the accessory pulleys.

How do you remove a serpentine belt from a car?

Pull the belt off of the pulleys. With the tension relieved from the belt, pull it off of the pulley that has been placing tension on it, then remove it from the around the rest of the pulleys on the engine. If the belt is severely damaged, be sure to remove any parts that may have come off of it as well.