How do I know what size fan belt I need?

How do I know what size fan belt I need?

Use a cloth measuring tape (not a steel one) and wrap it around the outside of the belt. You also use a thin string to take this measurement and place it on a steel tape to get the correct length. Next, for “A” Belts (1/2” width) subtract two-inches from the outside measurement to select the correct V-belt.

What is the fan belt number?

Read the number that follows the letter. This number represents the length of the inside of the fan belt (as opposed to the number in the standard automotive belt, which represents the outside circumference). For example, if the number is 46, that means the inside circumference of the belt is 46 inches.

Is serpentine belt and fan belt the same?

Fan belts – also known as serpentine belt or accessory drive belts – take the engine’s rotation and use it to power the: engine water pump, fan, power steering pump, air conditioning compressor, alternator, supercharger and others.

Can I replace a fan belt myself?

You can replace a serpentine belt with ordinary hand tools. But we don’t recommend it. The spaces are often tight and the belt-driven devices difficult to reach. The belt placement tool allowed us to remove and properly place the new belt without reaching down into the pulley area.

How do I determine my belt size?

The general rule for measuring a man’s belt size is to take your pant size and add 2 inches. For example, if you wear a size 34 pant, we recommend a size 36 belt. You can also use a tape measure where you will be wearing your belt, that number is where the center hole of the belt will fit.

How do I measure my belt size?

Belt width: Measure the width of the belt by placing the measuring tape above the last belt hole and pulling down to the end of the belt below the last belt hole. Belt length: Measure from the far end of the belt buckle across to the far end of the belt past all of the belt holes.

What does 4L mean on a belt?

4L Belt = The Outside Circumference (OC) – Minus 2 Inches. ( Example 4L320 = 30 Inch Inside Circumference) 5L Belt = The Outside Circumference (OC) – Minus 3 Inches. (

What is micro V belt?

Gates Micro-V Belts are superior to other V-ribbed belts. Gates Micro-V belts feature a smooth-running nylon cross-cord overcord and high modulus, low- stretch polyester tensile cord for added strength and dependability. An optional aramid tensile cord is available on a made-to-order basis.

How much is a fan belt?

It is very inexpensive to replace a serpentine belt whether it’s broken or loose. The replacement cost is only going to be between $100 and $200 in most cases. The belt itself will cost between $25 and $80 while the labor costs will probably be between $75 and $120. Taxes and fees will be added onto these prices too.

How long does a fan belt last?

60,000 to 100,000 miles
Serpentine belts are built to last—much longer than before because of advancements in rubber technology. Under ideal conditions, a belt should stick with you for an average of 60,000 to 100,000 miles.

What size belt should I buy for 32 waist?

Method 1. When it comes to popular methods, the standard would be the ‘size up’ technique. This is basically purchasing a belt an inch or two larger than your exact waist measurement. Take for instance; if your waist or trouser/pant size is 32, the ideal size of belt to purchase would likely be 34.