Can I change my fan belt?

Can I change my fan belt?

Overview: Fan belt replacement Serpentine belt replacement is easy because today’s automatic drive belt tensioners eliminate the need to loosen bolts or pry components into position for retensioning. Just rotate the tensioner, remove the old belt and install a new one.

How much does it cost to have a fan belt changed?

It is very inexpensive to replace a serpentine belt whether it’s broken or loose. The replacement cost is only going to be between $100 and $200 in most cases. The belt itself will cost between $25 and $80 while the labor costs will probably be between $75 and $120.

What happens if a fan belt breaks?

Serpentine belt failure can cause your car’s power steering system to fail. It can also cause your alternator or water pump to cease to work. When the serpentine belt completely breaks, your engine will stall which is not only dangerous, it is also inconvenient.

How do you replace a belt on a fan?

Route the new belt through the pulleys just like the old one was. Consult your user manual or the photo you took to make sure it is correct. Finally, apply pressure to the auto tensioner and put the belt over the pulley. Once in place, release the pressure so that the tensioner holds the belt in place.

How do you remove a belt tensioner on a Volkswagen Golf?

You will need to first take the tension off of the tensioner to remove the belt. The tensioner has a “nub” on the top outer portion. You can place a 16 mm wrench on this and turn it clockwise. You need to lock the tensioner in the open position to remove the tensioner.

How do you replace a V-belt on a VW?

Check that the v-belt is properly seated into the engine pulleys. Pull the power steering pump away from the engine and tighten the mounting bolts using a socket. Place a straight edge over the two pulleys at the v-belt’s longest run. Press down at the midpoint of the belt with your finger.

What happens when you lose grip on the fan belt?

As the fan belt continues to lose its grip and slip, it makes power steering increasingly difficult, as your car misses the help of the water pump, which also has responsibility for driving the power steering belt. The cabin inside your car develops disco fever.