Serpentine Belt Replacement - 1994 Chevy Astro

Asked by Jun 11, 2013 at 02:52 AM about the 1994 Chevrolet Astro Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How do I replace the belt?  Do I go in from the top or underneath?  If from the top do I have to remove air filter?  How best to leverage the tension pulley to release pressure.  Many thanks.

1 Answer

985

First, check for the serpentine belt path drawing on the firewall,which will guide you in removing and replacing the belt. Here is a link to a picture of the scenario: http://greatautohelp.com/How-To/Replace-V8-Truck-Belt.html If the belt has broken and you have no idea how to route the replacement belt, you can contact a Chevy or GM dealer (the GMC Safari is the same vehicle) for help. I understand that it will take two people to do this job since arm reach is crucial. Use a crowbar, lever against the idler pulley and reduce the tension on the idler pulley, and slip the old serpentine belt off. You can tell the idler pulley from the other pulleys as it has no accessory attached, but its out from its attachment to the large accessory mounting plate bolted to the block. Making sure the grooves are on the inside of the belt, loosely thread the new belt around the existing accessories (use the diagram as a guide), force the idler pulley back and loop the belt over it. Gently reduce the force on the idler pulley, Hope it helps.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • serpentine belt replacement 1 answer

    proceedure to replace serpentine belt and eliminate air conditoner with free wheeling pulling kit

    1994 Chevrolet Astro

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • serpentine belt probless 1 answer

    i have a 1994 astro van and the serpentine belt make a loud noise i bought a new belt and about 10 miles and back i get the same loud noise belt seen to get real heat and start making noise

    1994 Chevrolet Astro

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • what is the normal running temp on a 94 astro van 4.3 2 answers

    normal running temp on chevy astro 4.3 van 1994

    1994 Chevrolet Astro LT Passenger Van

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • how to fix a chevy astro third brake light leak 2 answers

    Chevy Astro third brake light (roof mount) leaks during rain.

    2000 Chevrolet Astro Passenger Van Extended

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • how much is a1994 chev. cusom 1 answer

    a1 cond. 16,000. miles

    1994 Chevrolet Chevy Van

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

Search Chevrolet Astro Questions

Chevrolet Astro Experts

#1 celica_gt_pimp
celica_gt_pimp
Reputation 320
#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 320
#3 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 280
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Astro Cargo Van
139 listings starting at $4,995
Used GMC Safari
106 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
149 Great Deals out of 35,530 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
618 Great Deals out of 27,508 listings starting at $600
Used Chevrolet Suburban
384 Great Deals out of 18,327 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Odyssey
275 Great Deals out of 28,008 listings starting at $1,295
Used Chevrolet Chevy Van
58 listings starting at $1,895
Used Ford F-150
2,423 Great Deals out of 209,614 listings starting at $895

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Chevrolet Astro For Sale
18 listings starting at $2,995
2004 Chevrolet Astro For Sale
13 listings starting at $1,815
2003 Chevrolet Astro For Sale
35 listings starting at $3,995