a/c belt will -not- go on
brett at cloud9.net
Wed Feb 20 14:05:26 EST 2002
PS pump was a breeze once I snuck the extensions in the right way.
Now I'm back at the A/C compressor trying to get the new belt on.
Similarly a tight fit. I've tried looping it around the compressor
completely then fitting it to the engine, and the opposite. I've
tried prying with screwdrivers etc, succeeding only in scratching the
I tried completely removing the back lower bolt, because it looked
like it was holding the compressor from returning completely...nope.
I tried using the adjuster cog to get the compressor closer, no
luck...it looks like there's a little more travel to it, but it just
won't budge. Something's clearly not right here, since both the
other belts were a breeze. Do I have to completely take the
compressor -off- just to get the belt on?
PS:is the ps pump pulley supposed to pop in+out a little bit, and
similarly, is it supposed to offer resistance once per revolution, or
twice? Mine only put up a fight once per revolution...
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