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Old 22 May 2013, 09:20 pm
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Default Belt confusion (stupid!-stupid!)

There are three belts, counting the timing belt, right?
The alternator belt and the accesory belt are the other two.
Is the alternator belt a v-belt or a flat serpentine? I assume the accesory belt is a flat serpentine belt.

I am planning on replacing them both. When I go through deep puddles I hear a belt squealing so I assume one, or both, need to be replaced. I'll also do the tensioner pully then.

Sooo, I was wondering what I am looking for when I go to the parts store? Alternator belt, accesory belt, and tensioner pully? Both belts are flat?
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Old 22 May 2013, 09:31 pm
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The alternator belt should be a V belt. The serpentine is flat with ribs and the timing belt is is flat with teeth.

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The alternator belt should be a V belt. The serpentine is flat with ribs and the timing belt is is flat with teeth.

That belt is also flat belt.
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That's why I said "should be". Thanks for the correction Danny.
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That's why I said "should be". Thanks for the correction Danny.
I was into that today. Just ordered these.
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Sorry, I was called away by an emergency...
"But I'm feeling much better now."

As always, thank you so much for your kind help.
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Old 23 May 2013, 11:22 pm
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When I replaced my belts, I let the auto parts store select the proper belts after I gave them my vehicle info.
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my car does this occasionally and it's because the plug in the front air dam and part of the wheel well liner is missing. when i look at the fog light hole in my bumper i can see the AC compressor. and when i look in the wheel well i can see the crank pulley.

before getting the belts, you might try adjusting the alternator belt tension and look to make sure all your plastic is intact and in the correct place.
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Absolutely Rob.
But also want to change them so I know how old they are.
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Here are the ones I got for my project 1 Pt. If you look close there are inch and mm size as whell as the part numbers for Gates.



Will that do?
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