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Should be in the manual under specs.
 

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As a follow-up, AR Customer Care provided the auxiliary (serpentine) drive belt part number for 2018 Stelvio with 2.0 liter engine: Mopar 68326262AA


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https://parts.moparonlineparts.com/...-romeo-belt-serpentine-68326261aa?parent=1001


To change this you must:

1) remove large air deflector below the engine compartment

2) remove 3 nuts holding a plastic shield for one of the lower pulleys

3) relieve pressure on the belt via a ratchet or torque tool installed in the belt tensioner and remove existing belt from one of the adjacent pulleys (please be sure to note auxiliary belt routing —- you might want to take some pictures before removing existing belt)

4) install new belt (routed correctly) relieving tension on the belt tensioner in similar fashion applied when removing belt in prior step

5) re-install belt shield

6) re-install bottom wind deflector

7) congratulate yourself for spending no more than 30 minutes to save what appears from this forum to be $300-$500 in dealer labor charges

8) order a spare belt for next replacement
and store out of direct sunlight as UV rays will affect these in similar fashion to tires
@Duncamj

Thanks for the info on the belt and the procedure!
We need this info so that those of us that wrench can get a DIY sub-forum going.
With that said - I'm running into 2 Problems - and hope that someone here can come up with an answer.

I tried the link to Moparonlineparts.com and the link doesn't work.

I tried entering the Serpentine Belt part number 68326262AA on their website and nothing comes back in the search results.

So I tried looking it up in "replacement parts" but the only Alfa Romeo parts listed are the most basic stuff like spark plugs and air filters.

When you try to look up Alfa Romeo REPAIR parts there is no drop down for Alfa Romeo brand cars..

As a last resort, I tried doing a GOOGLE search on the Serpentine Belt Part Number 68326262AA, and ONLY this thread comes back in the search results.

So my question is - how do we look up replacement parts online for Alfa Romeo Stelvio's?

Is FCA holding shade tree mechanics back from working on these vehicles or????
 

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Yes they are. Its ridiculous but my dealership parts department is kind enough to read to me part numbers. Try yours
 

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Speaking of 30k service, what have folks who hit that paid? I had it done today and it was about $350 in parts and $630 in service. Ouch, but I knew what I was getting into. My 20k service was around $600.

They found a small leak in the radiator (covered under warranty). Said they've seen a handful of these on Alfas. I have to drive about 80 miles for service since the one in my city closed. The crapper is that they couldn't replace it today cause they said Alfa won't let them keep radiators in stock, so it was ordered. Will be in tomorrow, but I spent the day out of town today already so will have to wait a few more for that. Good that they caught it for me. Stinks that it couldn't have been done with the 30k service and the recall.

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Everyone here makes interesting points however my 2017 Giulia has hit 100k miles recently and I’ve always done my own maintenance. I have never had to replace the belt and I’ve inspected it at every milestone. Just keep an eye on things such as belts and only replace when necessary. You should be checking your engine bay and major components for safety. If your not well that’s just silly…..
 

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Stelvio and Giulia use 68326261AA which is the same as Gates K060730


I highly recommend Gates. We use it on all our performance builds for spinning positive displacement superchargers on tough griptec pulleys spinning them to 25k rpm.

Specifically we use the heavy duty green ones (aka tractor belts) whenever they are available vand theyre available for us...


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Same belt, same engine, same tune. Many dealers are following the new schedule on the older models. More than one recent thread on this forum about a person bringing their Stelvio for the 30k and getting smaller bill than expected because of that.

New schedule calls for the belt to be checked at each oil change and replaced when needed or 150k.

Spark plug interval has changed too. Dealers are following the new schedule for that also.

This is probably because Alfa realized what many owners already have..the original maintenance schedule was overly aggressive. Which makes sense given the engine (along with the rest of the platform and factory that built it) was entirely new, so the real maintenance needs weren't known, they were estimated based on computer modeling. Now that there is several years of real world data taken from actual use scenarios, the maintenance needs are known not estimated, and as such have been revised.

Regardless doing what your manual says is just fine.
 

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Same belt, same engine, same tune. Many dealers are following the new schedule on the older models. More than one recent thread on this forum about a person bringing their Stelvio for the 30k and getting smaller bill than expected because of that.

New schedule calls for the belt to be checked at each oil change and replaced when needed or 150k.

Spark plug interval has changed too. Dealers are following the new schedule for that also.

This is probably because Alfa realized what many owners already have..the original maintenance schedule was overly aggressive. Which makes sense given the engine (along with the rest of the platform and factory that built it) was entirely new, so the real maintenance needs weren't known, they were estimated based on computer modeling. Now that there is several years of real world data taken from actual use scenarios, the maintenance needs are known not estimated, and as such have been revised.

Regardless doing what your manual says is just fine.
I was asking if you have a copy of the new schedule that calls for inspection not replacement until 150k? I cant find it and its not in the 2021 or prior

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It is the recommended interval on page 210 of the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio owners manual as downloaded from the Alfa Romeo site today...also the same on the copies I looked at last month.

You have to look at the schedule for the 2.0, not the 2.9. Belt 150k, plugs 60k.
 

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It is the recommended interval on page 210 of the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio owners manual as downloaded from the Alfa Romeo site today...also the same on the copies I looked at last month.

You have to look at the schedule for the 2.0, not the 2.9. Belt 150k, plugs 60k.
Thank you for that. I was looking at 2.9l. i had been aware of the plugs going to 60k but not the belt. Good to see. Bummer for the 2.9l folks.
 

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I have posted this before - I had my 36k service at my Indy alfa shop - $800 including tax. Serp belt, brake fluid flush, plugs, air filter, oil change, climate filter, all service checks for warranty compliance. System reset properly.

I was recently at dealer service for a $800 cruse control re-alignment, not covered by warranty. They told me my brake pads were separating from the backing plate and they recommended replacing my front pads AND rotors. They blamed poor quality aftermarket parts. LOL I checked it out. The Porterfield RS4 pads are perfect. And when I had replaced rotors I used OEM brembo parts. What a load of ****.
 

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Never had any intenmtion of changing it. Exact same thing on my Maserati. Inspect it!. I can't remember the last belt or hose I changed, let alone none have EVER failed.
 

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As a follow-up, AR Customer Care provided the auxiliary (serpentine) drive belt part number for 2018 Stelvio with 2.0 liter engine: Mopar 68326262AA


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To change this you must:

1) remove large air deflector below the engine compartment

2) remove 3 nuts holding a plastic shield for one of the lower pulleys

3) relieve pressure on the belt via a ratchet or torque tool installed in the belt tensioner and remove existing belt from one of the adjacent pulleys (please be sure to note auxiliary belt routing —- you might want to take some pictures before removing existing belt)

4) install new belt (routed correctly) relieving tension on the belt tensioner in similar fashion applied when removing belt in prior step

5) re-install belt shield

6) re-install bottom wind deflector

7) congratulate yourself for spending no more than 30 minutes to save what appears from this forum to be $300-$500 in dealer labor charges

8) order a spare belt for next replacement
and store out of direct sunlight as UV rays will affect these in similar fashion to tires
gonna have to try this. Sounds simple enough. replaced belts on BMW and Audi. Bring it on Alfa! wonder if any videos out there... mine is about to hit 30k so I got good 5-6months to study this.
 

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When I had my 30k service they checked my belt and said it looked fine. As mentioned in earlier posts, they mentioned it typically lasts longer than the original projection of 30k miles and to just keep an eye on it for wear and tear.
 

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Made my 30K appointment yesterday, no issues. The Service Manager noted that the serpentine belt should be replaced, a 3 hour job and which as quoted brings the bill to $700. I am tempted to pass- as noted before my Stelvio is more of a long-distance runner and has never been even near the red line. The engine is being phased into other FCA mainstream vehicles such as Cherokee and Wrangler and others planned for the future. Hard to believe these would call for a $700 service at only 30K. So I am reading into this that Alfas, being classed as 'sporting' vehicles are assumed to be subject to severe hard use- in my case (and many of us) this is simply not the application of the vehicle. I am seriously thinking of deferring this service and instead having the tech do a visual instead.

That said, the dealer is excellent and has high credibility and I would usually be inclined to follow the advice, same as medical advice. First time I've ever questioned advice given from them/him. My wife will be pissed at a $700 bill on an almost-new vehicle + she will be with me as we are honing in on a 500X to replace her A4.

Has any other 2.0 owner had the work done? What potential effect on the Warranty? Why in this application and not mainstream vehicles with the same engine? What risk (other than failure) is there?

Interesting thread her for 2.0 in Giulia: 2.0 Belt service

Thoughts? Thanks as always in advance!
I wonder if we are getting a square deal on required/routine maintenance! I was quoted $1100 for the 2 year/24K. When I picked up the car I was told that the belt was out of stock! I sure didn't get $700 knocked off the bill!
 
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