Question about Saab 900
The Saab accessory drive (serpentine) belt is self-tensioning by means of a
tensioning pulley. Excessive play means that the current belt is
spent and must be replaced. It is a very good idea to replace the idler
pulley above the tensioner pulley at this time as the bearings fail over time. You can get an
aftermarket pulley of machined billet aluminum construction with a
repalceable bearing race from Wazee Pulleys.
This pulley is superior to the stock one in just about every
To remove the belt you will need a 1/2 inch socket extension bar that will fit exactly in the top of the tensioning pulley housing and a six mm allen key. This site shows the proper routing of the stock belt and the routing procedure to bypass the highly failure prone center idler pulley if you so elect, as well as the procedure to remove and fit a new belt. Note, the belts shown on this site are for the short-belt modification only. The stock replacement belt is Part Code: 4904728 Brand:
Description: Serpentine belt for any 94-98 NG 900 4cyl. Price: $35.90 at Eeuroparts.com.
To remove the belt, you will find it best to remove the airbox to allow you more room at the top end to work. Also, jack up the car and remove the passenger wheel to give you access down below.
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
simply follow the diagram for belt routing underneath the hood. There is no exact timing marks like a timing belt so you don't have to worry about that.. just make sure the belt is centered on all of the pulleys
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
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