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>First, the idiot - no, it must have been a committee, no one person
>could design something so complex and absurd - who designed the
>tension adjustments on the alternator and air conditioner. There is
>no excuse for the difficulty in this. It took me more than an hour
>just to get the damn belts loose! Lord knows whether I will ever get
>them back on. I had to cut the AC belt off, as the one on there was
>so short that the compressor was already bottomed on the oil
>pan...and the toothed adjuster was thoroughly savaged.
Mine has the same alternator belt length problem. I find that getting a
belt a bit longer helps. Take the Gates green stripe part number and add 5
to it. That gets you a bit longer belt which still doesn't slip on, but is
>Now I can look forward to spending more time finding the CLUNK which
>has plagued the front end of this car for the last six months. I'm
>armed with control arm bushings to have the shop install, as nothing
>else has done it.
Strut tower bearings.