Is the serpentine belt the same as the alternator belt is it just another name for the alternator belt

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Asked by Apr 10, 2014 at 10:19 PM about the 1999 Mercury Villager

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Technically, it's known as a FEAD belt (Front Engine Accessory Drive belt). People call it a serpentine because it can make turns between pulleys and use both sides of the belt. Yes, it's just another name for an Alternator belt.

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