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How to put the belt on
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. Start by locating a diagram of the b...

Hello. Start by locating a diagram of the belt and make sure you know which pulley is the tensioner. Also take a serious note of how the belt was routed on the different pulleys, because it must be put back in the exact same position in order for the engine to work. You may need to remove some components in the way to have better access to the belt, but that is up to you. There is a bolt on the tensioner that you will have to pull on to release the strain from the old belt. Hold this bolt in place while you remove the belt. Once you release it, the pulley will spring back to place, so you must keep pressure on it. Reverse the procedure to install the new belt. Again make sure you install the new belt in the correct route as the old belt was taken off.

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