Installing the Continental Multi V Stretch Belt

Installing the Continental Multi V Stretch Belt

Keep in mind that you never can replace a stretch belt with a standard serpentine belt.

The self-tensioning Multi V belt is widely known as a stretch belt.

First introduced in 2004, stretch belts gave automakers more flexibility in the design of the front-end accessory drive system.  

Stretch belts are commonly used on two-pulley applications in which only one component such as the power steering or the A/C compressor is driven. Since stretch belt are self-tensioning, a big advantage is they maintain proper tension without the need for an automatic or manual tensioner.

Keep in mind that you never can replace a stretch belt with a standard serpentine belt. And a stretch belt never should be reused.

This video is sponsored by Continental.

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