Ok. I brought my sentra gxe into a dealership to get oil change and 14 point check up. When I returned for the car, they said my vbelt is cracked and I should replace it as soon as possible. They quoted the price for the vbelt as 130 dollars?? I don't think that includes the service charge so I did some checking.
From the internet I saw it's called a multi rib belt? for 17 dollars?
I never done this before so can someone tell me if I could do this myself. from the manual I would need 2? v-belts. Anyway I live in the nyc so can someone tell me if I can get the necessary tools from a local strauss or something and do it myself. What tools might I need?
yes, there are 2 belts, alternator & compressor and water pump & Powersteering pump. They are relatively cheap (17 is about right). I've never replaced a belt before, but I'm pretty sure it requires removal of the crank pulley. You'll need a torque wrench to make sure you torque it up right after the install.
I went to my local autozone and they were going thru their computers and noticed that they no longer carry the vbelt for the car but the guy suggested a serpentine belt? Just wondering if anyone can tell me if that would be a problem? I read the serpentine lasts longer and removes the need to retension but since i'm a newbie, I have no clue about it.
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