Where is the fan belt located?
The exact location of the serpentine belt may vary depending on the car. For most cars, the belt will be located at the front of the engine. When checking the belt, always make sure the car is switched off and cooled down. Your belt should be inspected with each oil change.
Can you drive without a fan 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.
What will happen if my fan belt breaks?
The serpentine belt is also known as an alternator belt, fan belt, or accessory drive belt. If your serpentine belt wears out, becomes damaged or contaminated, or breaks, engine accessories will not be able to spin at the proper speed, leading to decreased power to the electrical system.
How to install a new serpentine belt, fan belt or?
With clear access to your pulleys, you can now install your new serpentine belt. Remember to align the grooves of the belt with the grooves of your pulleys.
Why do I need to check my fan belt?
All of those pulleys need belts to transfer the energy from the crank pulley, and those belts wear out with all of their spinning, heating, cooling, stretching, and shrinking. It’s important to inspect your belts every season to be sure you don’t have any worn, frayed, or stretched belts.
How to replace alternator belt if air conditioner is broken?
How to replace alternator belt if the air conditioner is broken, you can use a short serpentine belt without air conditioning. How to replace alternator belt if the air conditioner is broken, you can use a short serpentine belt without air conditioning. Skip navigation Sign in Search Loading… Close This video is unavailable. Watch later Share
How do you remove a serpentine belt from a battery?
Use the appropriate sized wrench or socket to loosen the nut holding the black ground cable on the negative terminal of the battery. Slide the cable off of the terminal and tuck it to the side of the battery. You will not need to disconnect the positive terminal. Locate the serpentine belt.