Badly. The a/c and main serpentine belts both have adjustors. In my
opinion they are fragile (I managed to break the a/c belt adjustor very
easily) and badly designed. Progress I suppose.......
Give me the old method of moving the alternator bracket any day!
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Your belt has an automatic tensioner. Is that tensioner maxed out or
just stuck? If it has reached its max extension then you need a new
belt, but I have never seen a serpentine belt stretch that far.
More likely, you belt tensioner has gone TU. Here is a diagram:
Item #11 is the tensioner for the main (alternator, water pump, power
Item #11 in this picture is the tensioner for the smaller AC belt.
Something I just thought of... In both cases there are little adjusters
to allow you to remove and install the belts. Perhaps the bolt for that
has jusy come loose? The bolts in question are marked items 9&10 on
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