Great DIY write up, thanks!!!
If you are replacing due to breakage, it is highly recommended to remove the pulleys looking for bits of string and debris to clean out.Scoundrel said:It is possible to remove and install a belt by hand, and if you can do this, you will save some time if your belt is still in one piece and just not working right, or if it snapped cleanly.
First make sure your vehicle is in neutral.
All you have to do to remove a belt is shove the belt down into the driven pulley as hard as you can, then pull the belt onto the lip of the driven pulley and rotate the pulley.
It helps to get it tight and then use the drive pulley to help it along.
Putting the belt back on goes pretty much the same way.