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Serpentine belt drive systems

Understanding serpentine belt drive systems What does a drive belt do? The role of a drive belt is to transmit engine torque to individual components like the alternator, power steering pump, A/C compressor, and water pump. Older drive systems used a “V” belt design, but newer vehicles use serpentine belt drive systems. A serpentine drives multiple components using both the front and back side of the belt. They also have multiple grooves. But not all multiple groove drive belts are serpentine belts. In addition to driving accessory components, drive belts … Read More

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