Pontiac Montana Serpentine Belt
About Serpentine Belt
The serpentine belt holds a great significance in your vehicle. It is basically a component of the engine and is responsible for providing power by enabling various components of your vehicle to rotate and thereby produce rotational energy coming in from the engines crankshaft. You can find the serpentine belt mounted on the power steering pump, air conditioner, alternator and water pump, all of these are mounted on top of your vehicle's engine. The serpentine belt is alternately also called the multi-rib belt, poly-v, and multi-vee.
What is the purpose of Serpentine Belt?
The serpentine belt has the function of driving the accessories mounted in the engine. It easily and efficiently operates the alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning, and water pump. The serpentine belt plays a major role in the electrical charging system of the vehicle and power several mechanical components within the vehicle.
How Serpentine Belt Works?
The serpentine belt helps to power several engine components. Within an automobile engine, Idler pulley and/or belt tensioner direct the belt to drive several peripheral machines. The belt is built with several grooves connecting to the attachment drive pulleys while the belt's flat side connects to a tensioner roller. The belt coils around the alternator, power steering pump, air pump, and water pump to keep the engine running smoothly, continuously. To prevent slipping of the belt, the belt is slipped intact over pulleys, and idler pulleys are used to press against the back of the belt.
Where is Serpentine Belt Located?
The serpentine belt is a single continuous belt situated at or alongside the engine end. The belt position can vary depending on the vehicle.