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How To Replace Serpentine Belt 07-13 Chevy Silverado

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How To Replace Serpentine Belt 07-13 Chevy Silverado

Created on: 2013-09-30

Watch this video to learn how to replace the serpentine belt on your 07-13 Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra. 1A Auto shows you step by step!

  1. step 1 :Removing the Serpentine Belt
    • Attach a 15mm socket and ratchet to the serpentine belt tensioner
    • Push the tensioner down to loosen the belt
    • Pull the belt off by hand
    • Release the tensioner
  2. step 2 :Installing the Serpentine Belt
    • Familiarize yourself with the route of the serpentine belt
    • Loop the belt around the power steering pulley
    • Hold the belt over the alternator pulley
    • Bring the belt up around the water pump
    • Bring it down around the crank pulley
    • Bring it around the belt tensioner
    • Hold the belt near the idler pulley
    • Attach a 15mm socket and ratchet to the serpentine belt tensioner
    • Push the tensioner down to loosen the belt
    • Push the belt underneath the idler pulley
    • Release the tensioner
    • Check that the belt is routed correctly

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    15mm Socket

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Hi, I'm Mike 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 engine serpentine belt. This is a 2011 Silverado 1500. It has the 5.3-liter engine. This process is the same for many SUVs: the Yukons, Tahoes, as well as Sierras and Silverados with this 5.3-liter. The only tool you'll need is a 15 millimeter socket with a ratchet.

Your serpentine belt is right here, and you can see this is your tensioner, right here. What you want to do is use a 15-millimeter socket and ratchet. You just push that down and then you can pull your serpentine belt off all the pulleys.

When you go to put your serpentine belt back on, it's important that you do it in the right order. You're going to want to use this belt diagram as a reference, just to make sure. When you put your belt back on, it should look exactly like this diagram. The red belt in the picture here is your AC belt. It's a separate belt entirely.

It's a little hard to video, but we'll do our best. He puts a loop down around the power steering pulley there and then comes up around the water pump and down around the main crank pulley. All the while, he's holding it on the alternator and then he puts it over on the tensioner. Basically, he's got the belt routed 100% except for the middle idler pulley. Now he pulls it down near the idler pulley and he's going to grab the wrench, put it on the tensioner, push the tensioner down, and push the belt underneath the idler pulley there. Then just check it and make sure it's on all the pulleys correctly.

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

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket

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