Replace the Honda CR-V Serpentine Belt Pulley
This article is about how to Replace the Honda CR-V serpentine belt Pulley. The engine on the Honda CR-V model automobiles come equipped with a serpentine belt. The serpentine belt is controlled by an automatic tensioner. The automatic tensioner has a spring-loaded arm on one end and a pulley on the other end. The pulley is what keeps the tension on the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt travels underneath the automatic tensioner pulley and across the different accessory pulleys. If the pulley that is connected to the automatic tensioner locks up or stops turning, replace the pulley immediately.
Replace the Honda CR-V Serpentine Belt Pulley Instructions
1. Park the Honda CR-V in a secure working area. Increase the hood.
2. Locate the automatic tensioner under the alternator. The automatic tensioner has a pulley on one end that the serpentine belt is traveling under. There is a bolt head within the middle of the pulley.
3. Flip the pulley counter clockwise with the 1/2-inch drive breaker bar and a socket to loosen the tension from the belt. Then, slide the belt off the automatic tensioner pulley.
4. Continue to turn the bolt head within the middle of the automatic tensioner pulley counter clockwise till the bolt loosens. Then, launch the automatic tensioner and finish unscrewing the bolt together with your fingers.
5Pull the pulley off the automatic tensioner and push the new pulley in place. Screw the bolt back into the center of the pulley and tighten the bolt down tight with the breaker bar and socket. Once the bolt may be very tight, flip the pulley counterclockwise again.
6. Slide the belt back under the pulley and release the pulley. Take away the breaker bar and socket from the pulley.
7. Crank the Honda CR-V and watch the serpentine belt as it travels underneath the pulley just to make sure that the belt is going to stay centered under the pulley. Turn the engine off and close the hood.