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post #1 of 5 Old Jan 21st, 2010, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Serpentine Belt

How hard is it to change one in an 03 LE? Is it more worthwhile to have a mechanic do it?
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post #2 of 5 Old Jan 21st, 2010, 06:31 PM
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I changed the 2 s-belts and the v-belt in my 98 without much difficulty. It looked a lot more difficult from the outside than it actually ended up being. Usually the Haynes manual gives a decent description of how much work is required. All depends on how handy you are with tools as well. For what the shop was going to charge me for 3 belts though, it was well worth my time to do it myself, I saved about 200$ in labour, took me maybe an hour.

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post #3 of 5 Old Jan 21st, 2010, 06:37 PM
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It not hard, Takes me about 15 minutes but I have the repetative skill. Shouldn't take you more than 30 minutes to do.

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It's a fairly easy task and if you have a bit to fit in the tension arm, so you can release it. I bought a 1/2 extension and filed it down to fit. So I made my own Nissan tool. Sometimes the tension arm isn't too strong and you can just push it down with your hand to change the belt.

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post #5 of 5 Old Jan 25th, 2010, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Cool, thanks for the replies...I'm gonna give it a go once the weather clears up
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