Questions tagged [drive-belt]

Questions related to accessory belt drive system which drives alternator, coolant pump, AC compressor and other accessories using the power drawn from the crank shaft pulley in automotive engines.

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Engine Squeaks when turned off after replacing the valve cover gasket

I recently changed the valve cover gasket on my 2006 Elantra because it was leaking. There was no noise coming from the engine whatsoever before I made the repair. I did extensive research and it ...
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Where is the drive-belt tensioner, on a Renault Sandero K7M 1.6 8v?

Whilst replacing my drive-belt on a renault sandero 1.6 8v, I have tried to turn two of the pulleys/wheels to see if they will allow slack for replacing my drive-belt(using a hand-spanner) but neither ...
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Can anyone help with serpentine belt diagram for K7M engine(Renault Sandero)?

Renault Sandero(K7M) 1.6 8v. I have taken the belt off to inspect it, and now am wanting to put it back. I made a diagram but I'm starting wonder if I made an error in the routing of the belt over the ...
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Really awful noise

Every time I start the car there's this noise I don't know how to describe. It's there immediately upon start, during idle, while driving, constant. I have been ignoring it because everything works ...
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How to remove the serpentine belt on a 2007 Chevy Malibu

I know where to get the tool I need but am in need of a diagram so I know where it fits. EDIT: It has the V6 in it.
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How to set correct drive belt tension?

I'm replacing the drive belts on a 1997 Nissan Wingroad. This model doesn't have an automatic tensioner and so the belts have to be adjusted manually. The service manual calls for a deflection of ...
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Selection of variable speed belt for CVT

I can't figure out how to select variable speed belt for our variable speed drive design with the following specifications of our BAJA vehicle: 1.) BHP= 10HP 2.) Max. Belt velocity = 35 m/sec 3.) Max. ...
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Does a drive belt with dry rot always have cracks?

I took my car into my auto mechanic, and they told me that my serpentine/drive belt needed immediate replacement due to dry rot. I let them replace it for me, but afterwards I looked more closely at ...
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How to adjust or find the optimal drive belt tightness?

I need to change my Toyota Matrix 2012 alternator. The installation is not complicated, except I need to lose the drive belt and tighten it again. Is there any guideline on how to find the optimal ...
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Found the cause of a metallic rattle/scrape from the rear - how urgent is this?

Yesterday and today I noticed a strange scraping noise from the rear of my Ultra Limited, and was thinking grit in the brake, or possibly a bearing going as every time I looked there was nothing. Then ...
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New alternator whining?

I have a concern about a new alternator I put on my 02 echo, again it too does not have a tensioner. Belt tension is created by pivoting the alternator away from the engine. This was the first time ...
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Effect of start-stop technology in accessory belt drive system life, of automotive engines

Does start-stop technology (In Cars/Trucks) during traffic stops cause significant reduction in life for the accessory belt and tensioner system in engines? Assumptions 1) The belt and tensioner ...
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Craftsman Garden Tractor 26 HP no Drive when I let the clutch out

Craftman 26 HP Electric Start 6 Speed Transaxle Model 917.25024. my problem is very simular first mow of the season. mowed about 15 ft. and stopped to check how it was mowing and when i went to let ...