DRIVE BELT INSPECTION
(2) Check drive belt for obvious damage.
(a) Replace drive belt if damaged
(b) If drive belt is not damaged,
check drive belt deflection.
(3) Measure drive belt deflection at
longest span of belt. Maximum
deflection is 3/8 to 1/2 inch (9.5 to
(a) lf drive belt is not within limits,
replace drive belt tensioner
(b) lf drive belt is within limits