Question about 1996 Saab 900
The bearings in the idler pulley ceased on my 1996 saab 900s. i bought a new idler pulley and installed it but im having a problem getting the belt back on. how do i loosen the serpentine belt enough to get it back on then tighten it back up enough so it wont fall off
Remove air filter box completely. loosen o/s/f wheel. jack up the car, and secure. remove wheel. remove plastic shield to expose the cranckshaft pulley.check routing of the belt for replacement. on top of the tensioner there is a square, about 1/2 inch, place a bar in the square and gently push the bar towards the front of the car to release the tension, and remove the belt. change any defective pulleys. refit the belt leaving the top pulley till last.take up the tension of the tensioner, and then fit the remaining belt. make sure the belt is sitting right in it's grooves, and crank the engine first to make sure it is fitted ok. refit air box, plastic shield and wheel.
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
That wasn't right though. There is a 1/2 slot for a 1/2 inch breaker bar and when two holes are lined up you stick a drill bit or similar peice through to lock it in place till you get the belt routed then pull back alittle bit on the breaker bar to remove tension from the drill bit . Remove the drill bit and release tension on breaker bar and remove it to put tension on the belt.Then check alignment , positioning, routing of the belt visually.
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
You Have To loosen The Alternator Then Put The Belt Back On And Then On Install Use A Crow Bar To Hold It Tight When Your Putting It Back On. Do Not Over Tighten. Should Be 1/2 inch of play
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
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