2-54. DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
This task covers: Testing, Removal, Inspection, and Installation
Tools and Test Equipment:
General Mechanics Tool Kit (1, App. E)
Fan guard removed (para. 2-53)
Check belt deflection at longest span
of belt (reference point A).
Press firmly on drive belt with thumb as shown.
Maximum deflection shall be 3/8 to 1/2 inch (9.5
to 12.7 mm).
Using a 3/8 inch square drive handle, lift up on
belt tensioner arm (1) to release tension on drive
Carefully remove drive belt (1).
Clean belt in accordance with paragraph 1-24.