[V8] Alt R&R

Kneale Brownson knealeski at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jul 21 16:21:42 EDT 2007

If you followed the "Bentley" belt removal procedure--including inserting the locking pin in the tensioner while pulling on the belt to move the tensioner plate--you'd have no trouble figuring out the installation.  That's probably why there's no installation description.  So if you put a 13 mm wrench on the acorn nut on the front of the tensioner plate, you can pull up (counter clockwise) and relieve tension enough to find that locking hole and stick a nail in there.  Then the belt goes on fairly easily.

Mike Del Tergo <mdeltergo at hotmail.com> wrote:  Sounds like what I am looking for, though I'd guess if I can compress the 
tensioner enough, slipping it back over the non ribbed roller would be a bit 
easier than over the A/C compressor? We'll see. I can't believe its not in 
the Bentley. Nice diagram of the belt system though, I'll use that to try 
and figure the correct leverage.

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