These belts maintain proper tension. Sponsored by Continental.
It doesn’t matter if it is a v-belt, serpentine belt or stretch belt, all belts need friction to operate.
If engineers get it wrong, the belt will be noisy or rob the engine of power. For technicians, the job is even tougher.
Friction between the belt and pulleys wears away at the belt. This video is sponsored by the Group Training Academy.
Replacing the belt rarely stops the noise on its own. This video is sponsored by The Group Training Academy.
Andrew Markel discusses the construction of a serpentine belt, and how each of its layers contributes to its structural integrity and longevity on an engine.
Andrew Markel discusses five helpful tips to help a serpentine belt diagnostics go smoother.
You might have only one chance to sell a customer a new serpentine belt. With belts lasting roughly 90,000 miles, proper inspection at the time of failure is critical not only for selling the belt, but also for ensuring add-on sales and better customer satisfaction.
Like a tire, the friction between the belt and pulleys wears away at the belt, usually on the tops and walls of the ribs.
Andrew Markel discusses serpentine belt replacement, and a few tips to make the next belt replacement job easier.
Belt misalignment can be caused by any of the accessory pulleys or might be the result of improper belt installation.
Most late-model engines have serpentine belt drives for the engine-driven accessories, and most people know that belts are a maintenance item that eventually has to be replaced. However, many people don’t know the spring-loaded automatic tensioner that keeps a serpentine belt tight is also a wear item. Consequently, the automatic tensioner may also have to be replaced when the time comes to change the belt.