Serpentine Belt - Nissan Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old Jan 21st, 2010, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
Nissan Enthusiast
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 44
Serpentine Belt

How hard is it to change one in an 03 LE? Is it more worthwhile to have a mechanic do it?

PyRoMnAc is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old Jan 21st, 2010, 05:31 PM
Nissan Enthusiast
underling's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 165
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.

2008 Nissan XTerra Off Road Edition 140,000kms.
Nokian Rotiiva Tyres
underling is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old Jan 21st, 2010, 05:37 PM
Nissan Addict
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 717
Send a message via AIM to Outkast
It not hard, Takes me about 15 minutes but I have the repetative skill. Shouldn't take you more than 30 minutes to do.

Nissan Master Tech, Mtn View Nissan Chattanooga, TN
Outkast is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old Jan 21st, 2010, 09:39 PM
Nissan Fanatic
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Jersey
Posts: 430
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.

'05 Pathfinder LE
'09 Toyota Sienna XLE Wife had to have it.
boogyman is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old Jan 25th, 2010, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
Nissan Enthusiast
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 44
Cool, thanks for the replies...I'm gonna give it a go once the weather clears up
PyRoMnAc is offline  

  Nissan Forum > Truck & SUV > Pathfinder

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Nissan Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome