The V-belt is a unique belt used to start the auxiliary units of the SUS engine, such as the alternator, servo pump, water pump, air conditioning compressor, etc.
In the past, cars had multiple individual belts connecting different parts. Considering that each personal belt could cause other problems, as well as the fact that as a result, the vehicle’s performance was reduced, the vehicle manufacturers made one belt that connected several parts.
How often do I need to replace the V-belt?
Belts of this type are made “in the long run.” Under ideal conditions, a belt can last an average of 60,000 to 100,000 km. Impressive, isn’t it? However, some belts require adjustment and regular inspection. Otherwise, your vehicle will remain “out of the machine if the belt breaks.”
How many belts does the vehicle have?
There is only one belt for most vehicles today – a V-belt. Before this all-in-one solution, cars were equipped with several belts that connected individual parts and components into one functional unit.
What is the dodge avenger 2.4 belt diagram look like?
The 2013 dodge avenger 2.4 belt diagram or 2014 dodge avenger 2.4 l serpentine belt diagram or 2008 dodge avenger serpentine belt diagram looks like on the image below:
What is the “working life” of a V-belt?
Like all other parts of the system, V-belts have a lifespan. These belts can break or wear out. If you hear a squeak or the belt slips, it is a sure sign that the belt is worn out and should be replaced with a new one.
Advantages of regular maintenance and replacement
Driving with a worn-out belt is the so-called potential traveling disaster. If the belt breaks or slips, all parts – starting from the alternator via the servo pump and the cooling device – stop working, but as a result, they can suffer some damage. Regular replacement of the belt reduces the risk of significant failures and injury in these cases.
Symptoms that may lead to a belt replacement
Squeak: If the belt slips, an unpleasant whistling sound is usually heard because the belt and pulley no longer function together properly, leading to damage and ultimate cracking of the belt. If these sounds occur, it is necessary to take the vehicle for inspection as soon as possible to prevent additional breakdowns.
Reduced performance: If the belt is damaged, there is a high possibility of problems and malfunctions in the alternator, water pump, cooling system, etc. Failures of this type can be costly and can be a blow to the budget.
Engine light: A warning light can signify something wrong with the belt.
Fact: If the V-belt is loose, you may encounter, among other things, reduced water pump operation, which can result in overheating of the motor. Avoid potential problems and performance loss, bring your vehicle to Trio Service, and we will take care of everything.
Strange noises can also signify potential problems with other vehicle parts, so don’t ignore them.