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V Belt versus Serpentine Belt

V Belt versus Serpentine Belt — What’s the difference? V belts were used to drive components like the alternator, power steering pump, AC compressor and water pump in traditional forward-facing engines where space wasn’t an issue. However, as engine compartment space became more scarce, carmakers moved away from V belt designs in favor of serpentine and polygroove designs. V belt versus polygroove belt A polygroove belt has multiple but smaller “V” ribs that are arranged in a wider format. That allows carmakers to drive multiple components with a single belt … Read More


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