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When and How To Replace Belts

Follow these general guidlines when determining if it is time to replace a belt.

Cracked Or Split
Check for cracks or splits on the bottom or sides of the belt as it flexes. A cracked and/or split belt can fail any time.

Grease build up causes a belt to soften, rot and fail.

A belt with slick, hard sides doesn't function properly. This can cause a radiator or other component to overheat.

When the undersurface of a belt peels, it becomes uneven, causing rough operation and failure.
    A simple step-by-step guide to belt replacement
  1. Read the instruction and safety warnings below.
  2. Loosten locking bolt(s) on adjustment slot(s), pivot bolts.
  3. Move the belt drive accessory inward toward the engine.
  4. Remove belt from grooves and over the fan blades if necessary.
  5. Thread new belt over fan blades (if necessary) and into proper grooves.
  6. Move belt drive accessory outward to tension belt. Use 18" pry bar or "break-over" as necessary to tighten belt prior to tightening bolt at adjusting slot(s). Always use a belt tension gauge. We offer tension gauges for v-belts and tension gauges for multi-groove belts.
  7. Make certain all locking bolts are tight.

This documentation was provided by Dayco.

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