[200q20v] AC belt.....!
pjrose at frontiernet.net
Fri Mar 9 14:29:10 EST 2001
At 10:00 AM -0700 3/9/01, Brian.Link at Level3.com wrote:
>Okay am I missing something,
>I'm in the process of changing my drive belts,
>PS pump belt 10 mins to remove,
>Alt belt 5 mins to remove
>AC belt ...(5) bolts to remove, and I just barley got the belt off the car.
>I measure the new belt same size, but I can not get the new one on. The AC
>compressor is hitting the oil pan, and I can not get it to move enough to
>get the belt on. Should I be looking in my bicycle tool box for tire
I have the same trouble with the specified alternator belts. What
actually can help the fit is to put one foot on the inside side of
the belt while pulling up as hard as you possibly can on the other
side (grunt, groan--careful about hernias and hemorrhoids). You'll
get a little bit of belt stretch after doing that a few times and it
might be just enough. Garages have mechanical belt-stretchers for
BTW, I seem to recall once seeing that the Family Album lists a
slightly longer alternator belt for our cars (i.e., one longer than
what everyone considers "standard"), and I wonder if we all are
trying to use undersized belts in some of these applications?
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