How To Align Pulleys On Serpentine Belt?

What causes pulley misalignment?

Angular Misalignment

This occurs when pulleys become “tilted” because their shafts are not parallel.

Worn bushings and bearings can allow rotating shafts to become cockeyed in their bores.

Premature bearing and bushing wear is often caused by the strain of excessive belt tension.

How do you check for a misaligned pulley?

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How do you align a pulley?

How to adjust the pulley?

  • First remove the fan “V” belt (see How to Replace a Belt).
  • Then loosen the allen screw at the hub of the pulley and remove the key.
  • Rotate the top of the pulley clockwise to close the belt groove ½ turn, 1 turn, 1-1/2 turn or 2 turns as required to obtain the desired adjustment.

How do you line up a power steering pulley?

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