So over the past week my serpentine belt has been squealing upon start-up, and the sound would eventually go away after a few seconds of driving. I took the car in for NY State inspection and was told I need a new serpentine belt, and this isn't covered under warranty. So I bought the belt from the dealer, along with some other stuff like brake pads and fluids. The problem is, I can't seem to figure out how to get the belt off. There's an automatic belt tensioner, which I'm assuming I need to loosen - just need to get the belt removed and put the new one on.
Any ideas? I have a '12 Nissan Versa with the HR16DE engine and manual transmission. I've already completed the tune-up (1st major service) and replaced the brake pads, all I have left is to get this belt on.
Thanks in advance!