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Went to get my oil changed at NTB yesterday. Guys do a quick look over the car to make sure all is well and they tell me my serpentine belt has some cracks and to consider replacing. They quoted me $80 to replace. I declined. I checked it out and it has some minor cracks, and I can only assume it's the original belt, so I guess it should be replaced. Autozone has the belt for 25-30 bucks. That's more affordable for me. Dad said I can buy it there and take it to Pep Boys or O'Reillys and someone will install it for 10 bucks. Again, more affordable.
I want to do it myself and have read it can be difficult, but have been told it's easy. Any tips, walk through, write ups, etc would be of great help. It's really cold out and I dont want to be out there any longer than I have to, so I want to know what I'm doing.
 

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It can be somewhat challenging because you would have to mess with the tensioner and all. other than that it is pretty easy. jus follow the diagram for the belt on the car and make sure you double check that you have the belt on right. honestly it would be so much easier to pay the 10 bucks to have it put on. they can do it in 5 mins or less.
 

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you dont have to mess with the timing at all jus have to make sure you tightin the tensioner back up once the belt is on.
 

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the only hard part about putting a serpentine belt on is getting your hands where they need to be. you can do it, and no you dont have to mess with the timing on it. all you will really need is a wrench or a descent rachet and socket.
 

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the only hard part about putting a serpentine belt on is getting your hands where they need to be. you can do it, and no you dont have to mess with the timing on it. all you will really need is a wrench or a descent rachet and socket.
see, that's what I told you to do.:icon15:
 

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Well i bought the part at AZ for $29.99. Splurged and got the top brand. And took the car to Pep Boys and had them install it for $25. They also checked everything else out, including my differential, but that's for a different thread.
 
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