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My apologies for the delayed response. I am going back to answer unanswered questions.
1. Yes, you have to take the other belt off to take this belt off.
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3. You should always replace both belts instead of just one.

CLICK on the following LINK. I beleive it has the Diagrams for your Belts that you will need.
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