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I have a 1984 240 wagon Volvo with a b23f engine. I'am replacing all three front engine oil seals, but I have a problem? How do you loosen the A/C unit enough without dropping the whole unit, so that I can remove the fan belt, then I can remove the crankshaft pulley, then R/R the oil seal? Is there some built in slide mounts to loosen, so that I can move the A/C unit just enough to remove the A/C fan belt? Thanks

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I never loosen them, the screws are hard to get at. i take the balancer bolt out and remove pulley, the i reinstall with ac belt in the correct takes a little fussing but it always works for me

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