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How to Replace Serpentine Belt 03-08 Honda Pilot

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How to Replace Serpentine Belt 03-08 Honda Pilot

Created on: 2017-08-08

Check out this video to learn how to replace the serpentine belt on your 03-08 Honda Pilot. 1A Auto makes DIY easy with step by step videos!

  1. step 1 :Removing the Serpentine Belt
    • Familiarize yourself with the route of the serpentine belt
    • Insert the 14mm socket and breaker bar into the tensioner
    • Turn the tensioner clockwise to loosen the belt
    • Pull the belt off the alternator
    • Release the tensioner
    • Pull the belt off by hand
  2. step 2 :Reinstalling the Serpentine Belt
    • Loop the belt around the crank pulley
    • Bring it around the A/C Pulley
    • Pull the belt over the alternator
    • Bring it around the idler pulley
    • Pull the tensioner clockwise with the 14mm socket and breaker bar
    • Bring it around the power steering pulley
    • Release the tensioner

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

    14mm Socket

Installation Video
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To remove your drive belt, you need to place a 14mm socket with a breaker bar on the auto tensioner to relieve the tension. Take a 14mm socket and a breaker bar, put it down in here. Place it over the auto tensioner. Pull to the rear of the car to relieve the tension on the belt. It's got significant tension on it. Feed it off the top pulley. Release the tension on it so we can take the breaker bar out. Got to guide the belt off of the pulleys.

Feed the drive belt around the crank pulley, making sure it's seated in the grooves, over and around the A/C compressor pulley. It's easier to route it up into the alternator pulley and pull it over the idler pulley so the smooth side is on the idler pulley. Feed the rest of the belt up to the power steering pulley, then use your breaker bar with 14mm socket to unload the tensioner by pushing to the rear of the vehicle and slide the belt onto the power steering pulley.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 14mm Socket

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