What belt Does the alternator use?

What belt Does the alternator use?

serpentine belt
The serpentine belt is one long, snaking, winding belt that keeps your alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning and—in some cases—your water pump running smoothly and effectively.

Is serpentine belt same as alternator belt?

If the serpentine belt is not powering the alternator, then the engine has an alternator belt. It’s a small belt that powers only the alternator. Depending on the design of the engine, the alternator belt may also power the power steering pump. Without an alternator belt, the battery won’t stay charged.

How do I know if I need a new alternator belt?

10 Bad Alternator Belt Symptoms

  1. Lights Start Acting Weird. When the lights of your car flicker or blink unexpectedly and without reason, there’s a probable electrical issue.
  2. Weird Noises from the Hood.
  3. Overheated Engine.
  4. Burning Smell.
  5. Warning Lights.
  6. Stalling Engine.
  7. No Ignition at All.
  8. Defective Power Steering.

How to remove serpentine belt from Saab 9-5?

Break the lug nuts loose on the front passenger wheel while it’s still on the ground. 2). Jack up the car and place a jack stand under the front passenger jack point. 3). Remove the front passenger wheel. 4). Remove the belt’s protective cover. There’s one hex screw in the wheel well and four more on the underside. They’re all 8mm hex heads.

What is the idler pulley on a Saab 9-5?

9). That pulley on the left is the center idler pulley. That little bugger is the reason Saab switched to the short belt for a while, which bypasses that pulley altogether. I didn’t want to risk any additional vibration so I opted to replace mine with the long belt again.

How often should I replace my alternator belt?

Despite being a highly durable material, excessive heat and pressure can cause the drive belt to deteriorate over time. As professionals, we recommend that you replace your car’s drive belt every 45,000 to 70,000 miles. One of the most common signs that your alternator belt needs replacing is a squeaking or chirping noise coming from the engine.

How do you change a serpentine belt on a car?

Belt tensioners are mostly spring tension. Once installed, the spring retains pressure to the belt. Once on, make sure the belt is completely on and centered on each pulley very carefully. Then, start the engine. Let the engine idle for at least 60 seconds as you make sure the serpentine belt is working correctly.