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To replace it i cut the old belt off saves time,a belt winding diagram sticker if still there should be under your engine bay somewheres,if not make note of it u draw it take a can be confusing if you dont get the diagram rite.Theres a spring loaded idelar arm that keeps tension on the belt you will have to put a wrench on it to losten it up putting thr new belt on two people come in handy here put belt on as on diagram or yours and relesase the idelar arm slowly it should be very tight after that.

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