DIY 5.7 Serpentine Belt Replacement

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    Do-It-Yourself 5.7 Serpentine Belt Replacement

    I know there have been several threads on changing the serpentine belt but I did mine recently and put together a DIY guide based on all the stuff I found.

    My advice when attempting to install the new belt, start with getting it around the crankshaft first and work all the pulleys in order and end with the fan pulley. I went with the Gatorback which is a snug fit so i had to be specific in the order. The Tundra or Land Cruiser belt is probably long enough that you can skip my advice .

    The tensioner is pretty strong and a longer handle on your wrench or socket makes it easier. I cheated and used a long handle breaker bar and socket to move the tensioner. There is a hole on the tensioner to lock it in the released position. This hole is about 2-3 inches deep and about the size of a pencil. What I didn't know was that the hole is horizontal.

    Good luck.
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    Default Re: 5.7 Serpentine Belt Replacement

    Excellent job! Thank you for taking the time to post this and the tid bits of information making this a very useful DIY job.
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    Default Re: 5.7 Serpentine Belt Replacement

    When you did this, why'd you have to take the skid plate off?

    I assume this is to get to the bottom wheels? Also, how much did the replacement serpentine belt cost? I need to do this on my truck and the stealership wants to also replace the water pump at the same time... (NOT NEEDED!!!)

    Great post!
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    nice write up .. pts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ra21V12eN View Post
    When you did this, why'd you have to take the skid plate off?
    I found the tensioner was easier to get to from the bottom, hence I removed the skid plate as well. Nothing wrong with leaving it on if you can get it done that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ra21V12eN View Post
    the stealership wants to also replace the water pump at the same time... (NOT NEEDED!!!)
    Have a look around on the front area of the engine block for any pink fluid / residue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ra21V12eN View Post
    When you did this, why'd you have to take the skid plate off?

    I assume this is to get to the bottom wheels? Also, how much did the replacement serpentine belt cost? I need to do this on my truck and the stealership wants to also replace the water pump at the same time... (NOT NEEDED!!!)

    Great post!
    I did take my skid plate off. I took the time to do the belt while letting oil drain out for an oil change. I checked all my pulleys and surfaces for anything unusual. Everything was good.
    I bought my Gatorback on Amazon for about $35.
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    great write-up. Wish I had seen it before changing my belt.

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    Great job on the writeup.
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    Looks ridiculously easy, about how long did it take you to complete this?
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    It didn't take more than maybe about 30 minutes. Most of that was fighting to find the right way to get the Gatorback belt on. It's considerably easier if you get the longer Land Rover belt but I wanted the shorter Gatorback and paid the price in time.
    • Rancho QuickLift front shocks and Rancho RS9000XL rear shocks.
    • Ekstrom (Coachbuilder) +2 Shackles and Bushings.
    • Icon Leaf Springs.
    • Volant CAI, prefilter, and Vortice Throttle Body Spacer.
    • BFG AT KOs (275/70/R18).
    • Fumoto oil drain valve.
    • Borla cat backs (2 in:2 2 out).
    • V-LEDS overheads.
    • Bedrug bedliner.
    • Undercover Tonneau.
    • Homelink mirror.
    • TRD Sway bar.

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    I did mean to update the thread a while back. So about 5 months after this DIY was posted, I was changing the oil, and noticed this pink crud under the bottom of my engine. Turns out that about 4 months after I did the belt the water pump did start leaking. Just happened to catch it while doing my regular maintenance checks. I probably could have done the replacement but ended up taking it to my dealer. I got a great price on parts and the side bonus for me was I got the coolant flush done as part of the procedure just before the maintenance interval that required it. Took them about 2 hours I think and was about $250 for the whole deal.
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    • Ekstrom (Coachbuilder) +2 Shackles and Bushings.
    • Icon Leaf Springs.
    • Volant CAI, prefilter, and Vortice Throttle Body Spacer.
    • BFG AT KOs (275/70/R18).
    • Fumoto oil drain valve.
    • Borla cat backs (2 in:2 2 out).
    • V-LEDS overheads.
    • Bedrug bedliner.
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    • Homelink mirror.
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    " Batman TDK " I have a 2007 with 35K miles and they just did my waterpump for free...you had to pay?
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    What did you use for the 5mm bar to stick in the hole to lock the tensioner?

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    I replaced my belt 3 months ago. Last weak when changing oil noticed antifreeze under waterpump. Bought new wp from NAPA for $65. Took me about 3 hrs to change. My 07 has 90k was surprised it needed a wp.

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