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How to Replace Serpentine Belt 00-08 Chevy Suburban

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  1. step : Removing the Air Intake Hose (0:40)
    • Loosen the air intake hose clamps with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Unclip the intake hose from the radiator hose
    • Pull the intake hose up and out
  2. step : Removing the Radiator Fan Shroud (1:23)
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the radiator fan shroud
    • Unclip the radiator hose from the fan shroud
    • Pry the four plastic clips out of the fans shroud with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the fan shroud up and out
  3. step : Removing the Serpentine Belt (2:39)
    • Attach a 15mm socket and ratchet to the serpentine belt tensioner
    • Turn the tensioner counterclockwise to loosen the belt
    • Pull the belt off the tensioner
    • Release the tensioner
    • Pull the belt off all the pulleys
  4. step : Removing the A/C Compressor Belt (3:16)
    • Remove the five 15mm bolts from the skid plate
    • Attach a 3/8 inch ratchet to the A/C belt tensioner
    • Pull the tensioner down to loosen the belt
    • Pull off the A/C belt
  5. step : Installing the New A/C Belt (4:01)
    • Feed the new A/C belt into place
    • Attach a 3/8 inch ratchet to the A/C belt tensioner
    • Pull the tensioner down to loosen the belt
    • Pull the belt around the pulleys
    • Release the tensioner
    • Lift the skid plate into place
    • Insert the five 15mm bolts into the skid plate
  6. step : Reinstalling the Serpentine Belt (5:24)
    • Familiarize yourself with the belt routing diagram
    • Route the belt onto all but one pulley, following the diagram
    • Attach a 15mm socket and ratchet to the serpentine belt tensioner
    • Turn the tensioner counterclockwise to loosen the belt
    • Pull the belt onto the remaining pulley
    • Release the tensioner
  7. step : Reinstalling the Fan Shroud (6:35)
    • Push the fan shroud into place
    • Push the four plastic clips into the fan shroud
    • Clip the radiator hose into the fan shroud
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts into the fan shroud
  8. step : Reinstalling the Air Intake Hose (7:15)
    • Push the intake hose into place
    • Tighten the intake hose clamps with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Clip the radiator hose to the air intake hose

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the A/C serpentine belt on this 2002 Chevy Suburban with the 5.3 liter V8 engine, and it's the same part and process on the Suburbans from 2000 to 2008. The items you'll need for this are a new A/C belt from 1AAuto.com, a 10mm and 15mm socket and ratchet, flat blade screwdriver, and a 3/8 inch ratchet.

Start off by loosening these two hose clamps, using your flat blade screwdriver and we'll just fast forward as Don does this. Now, just pry this clip out and then pull the hose back and you may need a flat blade screwdriver to help you pry it free and then pull forward and lift it up and out. Next, remove these two 10mm bolts and we'll fast forward as Don does that and pry the clip on this hose out of the fan shroud and then remove these four clips around your shroud. To remove these clips, you just pry up the center and then pull the clip out. We'll fast forward as Don does this to the other three. Now just pull that hose back and lift the shroud straight up and out.

Right here, is your tensioner. Just put the 15mm socket and ratchet on it, and push down on the ratchet, and this will release the tension on the belt, and you can pull the belt from the pulleys. You want to just reach down, pull it off all the pulleys, and the belt will be free, and you can just pull it up and out.

Underneath the front bumper, you'll see this plate and you need to remove these five 15mm bolts and we'll fast forward as Don removes those. Behind the plate is your A/C belt tensioner and you just use a 3/8 inch ratchet, just pull down on the tensioner and then pull your A/C belt free, it pulls right off.

On the left is the old A/C belt, on the right is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical and they'll fit exactly the same. Feed your new A/C belt back up into place and, for now, you're really just preliminarily getting it into place. Then use your ratchet on the tensioner, and, now, make sure the belt is on all the pulleys and that's it's on all the way. Once the belt is in the right position on each of the pulleys, carefully release the tension on the tensioner and pull your ratchet free, put the skid plate back up into place, and replace those five 15mm bolts and tighten them up.

Now, located at the front of your truck, you'll see this serpentine belt diagram. You want to follow this when you're putting your belt back on, and really it's hard to show us doing it so you're going to have to refer to that, but it's pretty simple to follow. Everything's where it needs to be and you can see he starts with the lower pulleys and just starts feeding the belt down and around each of them following that diagram. We'll fast forward as he does the majority of this. Once you've got it on all but one pulley, push back down on the tensioner and double check, make sure your belt's on all the pulleys properly and that it's not just half on some of them. Then you just get it into position and then, carefully release the tension on the tensioner and pull the ratchet free.

Now, to replace the shroud, just push it back down into place and then replace those four clips. Just push them back down into place and push the center down to lock them. Push the hose back into place and then replace those two 10mm bolts. Now, take this air-intake hose and push it back down into place on the air-intake box and then on to the engine and then just tighten up those two hose clamps. Then just re-clip that hose to the air-intake hose and you're all set.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • 3/8 Inch Drive Ratchet
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket

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