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How to Replace Serpentine Belt 95-98 Chevy Tahoe

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How to Replace Serpentine Belt 95-98 Chevy Tahoe

Created on: 2014-03-12

Need to change a squeaky old serpentine belt on your 95-00 Chevy Tahoe, Suburban or GMC Yukon? Watch this video, and 1A Auto will show you how!

  1. step 1 :Removing the Shroud Panel
    • Unclip the wire from the shroud panel
    • Remove the series of 10mm bolts along the shroud panel
    • Pull the shroud panel up and out
  2. step 2 :Removing the Serpentine Belt
    • Familiarize yourself with the route of the serpentine belt
    • Insert the 3/8 inch drive ratchet 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
  3. step 3 :Reinstalling the Serpentine Belt
    • Familiarize yourself with the route of the serpentine belt and follow the diagram
    • Follow the dash line if you have no A/C
    • Pull the tensioner clockwise with the 3/8 inch ratchet
    • Pull the belt over the alternator
    • Release the tensioner
  4. step 4 :Reinstalling the Shroud Panel
    • Insert the shroud panel into place
    • Insert and tighten the 10mm bolts to the shroud panel
    • Clip the wire to the shroud panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

    3/8 Inch Drive Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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

In this video, we're going to show you how to show you how to replace the serpentine belt on this 1996 Chevy Tahoe with the 5.7-liter V8 engine. The items you'll need for this is a new serpentine belt from 1AAuto.com, a 10mm socket and ratchet with an extension, and a 3/8" ratchet.

First, we need to just remove this cable. Just push back on that tab and pull the harness up and out. Next, you want to remove this series of 10mm bolts that line this panel. We'll just fast-forward as Don removes each of those. Now, lift that shroud up and off.

Now, using your 3/8" ratchet, just push it into that square hole, and then when you push down on it, it will loosen up the tension on the belt, allowing you to pull it free. Just start off by pulling off the alternator, then carefully let the ratchet up and pull it out. Then, remove your belt the rest of the way and pull it over that fan.

In the back is the old serpentine belt; up front is the new one from 1A Auto. They're identical, and they'll fit exactly the same. Now, to put the serpentine belt back on, you're going to want to use this belt routing diagram. If you don't have AC, you use the dash line. If you do, then you're going to use the solid line. You just want to follow this and put your belt on in this order. It's kind of hard to show Don doing it, so we're just going to fast-forward as he fits it over each of the pulleys.

When all that's left is your alternator, put that 3/8" ratchet back into your tensioner, push down, and put the belt up onto the alternator. Then carefully release the ratchet and pull it out. Now, fit that shroud back down into place and make sure all of your holes are lining up. We'll just fast-forward as Don replaces that series of 10mm bolts. Now just push that harness back into that clip, and push it down into place.

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

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet
  • 3/8 Inch Drive Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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