Dodge Sprinter Serpentine Belt
About Serpentine Belt
The serpentine belt is part of engine which drives the accessories installed on your engine such as an alternator, power steering pump, water pump, and air conditioner compressor. This belt turns these parts using rotational energy from engine’s crankshaft. The serpentine belt is also known as multi-vee, poly-v, or multi-rib belt.
What is the purpose of Serpentine Belt?
The purpose of the serpentine belt is to drive the accessories installed in the engine. It runs the alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning, and water pump smoothly and effectively. The serpentine belt plays a major role in vehicle’s electrical charging system and powers several mechanical components in the vehicle.
How Serpentine Belt Works?
The serpentine belt helps to drive several accessories in the engine. Idler pulley and/or a belt tensioner guide the belt to drive multiple peripheral devices in an automotive engine. The belt is designed with many grooves that connect on the accessory drive pulleys while the flat side of the belt connects with a tensioner roller. The belt revolves around the alternator, power steering pump, air pump, and water pump continuously to keep them operational for the engine to run smoothly. The belt is slipped intact over pulleys to avoid slipping of the belt, and idler pulleys are included to press against the back of the belt.
Where is Serpentine Belt Located?
The serpentine belt is a single, continuous belt located at the front of the engine or alongside of the engine. The location of the belt may vary depending on the vehicle.