VIDEO: Belt Tension and Friction Levels

VIDEO: Belt Tension And Friction Levels

Belt tension creates friction between the belt and the pulleys. This video is sponsored by Litens.

A serpentine belt needs tension to control the friction levels between the belt and pulleys. If the tension is too low, the friction levels are lowered and the belt will slip. If the tension is too high, the friction levels will increase and the belt will wear prematurely. In this video, Andrew Markel covers how the belt drive system controls the tension so the belt can last the replacement interval.

This video is sponsored by Litens.

You May Also Like

Understanding and Preventing Brake Noise

Silence noise with a complete brake job. This video is part of the Group Training Academy.

Do you want to make your customers happy? Eliminate their brake noise. Of all the things that will draw unwanted attention to their car, squeaks, groans or chirps when they step on the brake pedal will likely be high on the list of what brings them into your shop.

Charging for Diagnostic Time

Diagnostic work is more sophisticated and your techs’ time is worth charging for. This video is sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

Understanding Stretch Shrink Belts

Andrew Markel uses an old school toy to describe how these belts work. This video is sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaners

What can you do both for maintenance and for service and diagnostics to confirm a mass airflow sensors functioning properly? Andrew Markel shares the secret in this video sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

ADAS Calibrations: Limited Space

Babcox Media’s Joe Keene provides a quick overview of many examples that demonstrate ADAS work should be in play for almost everyone.

Other Posts

Belt Service For Hybrid and Stop/Start Systems

Knowing how to “force start” a hybrid vehicle can be helpful if you are trying to diagnose a noise problem that involves the accessory belt drive system.

Growing Service Opportunities: Vacuum Pumps and Parking Brake Actuators

As the car parc evolves, so do service opportunities. This video is sponsored by Standard.

Software Focus: Efficient Diagnostics

Discover how to quickly retrieve codes, access exclusive repair information, and develop a strategic plan for optimal diagnostic results. This video is sponsored by Bosch.

Clutch System Components

By adopting a systematic approach and utilizing quality kits, the longevity and efficiency of the timing system can be maximized, ensuring a smoother-running engine. This video is sponsored by The Group Training Academy.