[200q20v] AC belt.....!

Peter Schulz peschulz at cisco.com
Fri Mar 9 14:59:12 EST 2001

At 02:29 PM 3/9/2001 -0500, Phil Rose wrote:

>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 that purpose.
>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?


I recall that the owner's manual lists the belt sizes - that should be 
cross checked with the album.

Peter Schulz
1990 CQ
1991 200 20v TQW
Chelmsford, MA USA
peschulz at cisco.com

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