In trying to replace the serpentine belt on my 1995 lexus GS300 I've come across a problem. I can't get it to fit. Here's what I've tried: Loosening the tensioner bolt, this didn't seem to make any difference at all. There only appears to be one slide bolt behind the power steering pulley, do I need to loosen this in order to slip the belt on properly?
Serpentine Belt on 1995 Lexus GS300
by Visitor in Tallahassee, FL on October 22, 2010
ANSWER by Visitor on June 26, 2011
The serpentine belt slips on only one way by pulling the belt tensioner backwards, nothing should be loose, everything should be nice and tight. There is a diagram on the inside of the hood, follow those steps to install the belt.
The belt pulls when I start the car and when it gets going it stops making the skreeing noise.
this problem just occured a few days ago with this strange noise like a chain rotating with alot of slack