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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Actually you don't have to do all of that. I just replaced one from the top. On the passenger side of the engine where the belt is, you will see the tensioner in the middle. Using a larger breaker bar with the socket that fits the bolt in the middle of the wheel, force the tensioner toward the front of the car to release pressure to remove the belt. I think it was a 15mm but can't remember for sure. I do know they are all metric sizes on that engine. The tricky part is to remember how the belt is routed. If you forget, see the diagram below. There isn't much room to work, but I'm proof that it is possible. When putting the new best on, route all pulleys and leave the alternator for last since it's right on top and easy to get to. Good luck and be patient. It's doable.
Posted on Apr 12, 2010
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Posted on Mar 04, 2010
Start with it around the crankshaft, and then just go flat sides to flat sides, and ribs to ribs, and work your way around.
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
if the pulley is smoth the belts back rides on that surface if it is ribbed or lined the inside of the belt rides on that surface , you local parts store should have a diagram or dealership .
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
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