The drive belt is a conventional vehicle maintenance pr […]
The drive belt is a conventional vehicle maintenance project. Loud screams, battery overcharging, or even overheating are symptoms that lead you to investigate the Rubber Drive Belts of the engine and may replace them. But before you start the diagnostic process, make sure you know which bands your car has.
The snake-like belt is probably the most commonly used belt today, and if you drive a car earlier, you may find it under the car's hood and need to make a slight change. This is very simple belt through a number of accessories, crank pulley, idler or two, and a tensioner. Grasp the socket and pull the tension wheel, loosen the belt to remove it. Snake-like belts are easy to replace, but if they break, then you can ensure that they are running on the road as they can run from the alternator to your power steering system.
Driving belts are usually found on old cars, but they do have an advantage. Run out of the crank pulley, they pass through one or two accessories, but usually no more than it. In cars with all bells and whistles, there will be several separate belts for power steering, air conditioning, and then essentials for alternators, pumps and radiator fans. Break one of them, depending on the driving situation, you can still go home. Driving belts are also known as V-belts because their rubber teeth are tapered. The drawback of a single drive belt is that there are a number of facts to be changed that help to obtain the correct tension and that they can rotate on the pulley under strong loads.
Loose drive belts will be screamed, which may cause the alternator to be incorrectly charged and may cause your car to overheat. A good way to test tensions is to push the belt over the longest possible time. You should be able to press about half an inch more than one, too loose, it does not matter, too tight. Too tight a belt can cause damage to the alternator and may damage the bearing on the pump. If the belt appears to rupture, or if the fastening to the appropriate tension can not correct the scream, you will know that the belt needs to be replaced.