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Old 04-24-2019, 07:28 AM   #21
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Default Very good idea for not much money...an extra serpentine belt

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Do yourself a favor and buy two belts. Keep one for a spare. I had a belt snap while traveling due to a bad bearing in the idler pulley but they can go at any time.

The thing is, when that belt goes, it's a show stopper. You're done and can't really go anywhere. A tow truck, service call, or a ride to a parts house/shop will be required. Time,inconvenience, money and aggravation all come into play. If you have a spare and a tool to move the tensioner you are on your way in 5-10 minutes.

When mine went I had a motorcycle with that I used to get a new idler and belt. I did and do carry a spare that would have come in real handy if the parts house was out of stock or did not carry a belt for my 19 year old vehicle.
Even if you don't repair this yourself, at least you will have the replacement part handy
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I've replaced a number of serp belts and found that a few 3/4" binder clips help if you don't have an extra set of hands available. I use them to hold the belt onto the various pulleys as I pull it around into position. Spring-type clothes pins also work.
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I've replaced a number of serp belts and found that a few 3/4" binder clips help if you don't have an extra set of hands available. I use them to hold the belt onto the various pulleys as I pull it around into position. Spring-type clothes pins also work.
Thanks for the tip, i was ready to use a tip that i found in a search here from Booster. But it went on pretty smooth once i got the tension pulley moved all the way in.

again thank you, all tips are welcome , as it might help someone else

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Even if you don't repair this yourself, at least you will have the replacement part handy
Thanks , i did pick up a spare belt like you and others have said. Never know when and where it might break......hope never better safe than sorry

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