Nissan Altima 2007-2012 Service Manual: Drive belts

 Checking Drive Belts

WARNING: Inspect the drive belt only when the engine is stopped.

NOTE: On vehicles not equipped with A/C, there is an idler pulley in the position for the drive belt routing.

• Make sure that the stamp mark of drive belt auto-tensioner is within the usable range.

NOTE: • Check the drive belt auto-tensioner indicator (notch) when the engine is cold.

• When the new drive belt is installed, the range should be “A” as shown.

• Visually check entire belt for wear, damage or cracks.

• If the indicator is out of allowable use range or belt is damaged, replace the belt.

 Tension Adjustment

• Belt tension is not manually adjustable, it is automatically adjusted by the drive belt auto-tensioner.

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