Question about Jaguar Cars & Trucks
I have a 2005 Jaguar S-type and I'm trying to replace the serpentine/drive belt. After taking the airbox off and the radiator shield of course I inspected it pretty carefully, before loosening the tensioner to then remove the old worn belt and see only one potential snag preventing me from easily removing and replacing the belt: it looks like where the water pump is, the belt seems locked in there, due to the hardware/bracket, etc. My question is how do I remove and replace the drive belt without taking off the water pump or the hoses and brackets? According to folks who responded in the Jaguar forums, I'm told I don't have to remove things but other than the standard diagram of the belt going around the pulleys nobody has shown me a diagram or a picture of that PARTICULAR area the water pump and its hardware and how to get the belt out of THAT POINT. I'm looking to view either the page in the shop manual that's one thing I'm missing is an exact step-by-step diagram or better yet a video or photographic description of actually taking off the belt and/or putting it on. So that would be my question - can you help me supply or point me to somewhere where I can actually see the belt being removed and/or replaced.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You should only remove the drive belt shield if you raise the car. Below are step-by-step instructions per the repair manual.
Drive Belt Tensioner
Removal & Installation To Remove:
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
The tensioner will keep the belt tight without having to adjust. It's on a spring loaded type arm. The tensioner is on a arm, if you look at the center of the roller you will see either a 1/2" hole or it could be a allen type wrench hole. You will need to fit a ratchet into the hole or an allen wrench with a pull handle for better leverage. Once you have this inserted into the hole, you will either push or pull slightly to compress the spring which will give you room to fit the belt over the last pulley. Once this is done the tensioner will automatically tighten the belt once you release the pull handle. You are set and ready to go
Posted on Jul 16, 2010
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