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Inspecting And Installing Stretch Belts

Never use a screwdriver or other sharp object to install the belt.

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If you see a belt that doesn’t have an automatic tensioner and runs between only two or three components, it’s probably a stretch belt.

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You also may notice some belts will have the words “stretchy” or “stretch” written on the back.

A stretch belt can last 100,000 miles or more. On a worn belt, the cracks or damage to the backing of the belt won’t be evident to the naked eye. This is why measuring groove depth is recommended – you simply cannot go by mileage recommendations alone.

This video is sponsored by Continental.

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