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Old 09-08-2001, 06:58 PM
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Question Q on steering and A/C belt removal

Hello -

The subject is a '81 300D (non-turbo).

I am having to remove the steering pump and A/C compressor drive belts in order to install a new alternator/cooling fan drive belt that wore out and broke. What a royal pain in the butt.

The MB manual discusses only belt tensioning procedure.
(Loosen mounting bolts and adjust the tension with the tensioning screw.)
Does this apply to removal of belts as well ?
(Loosen the mounting bolts and loosen the tensioning screw.)

I am hoping to keep this operation simple and want to make sure I don't perform any unnecessary tasks while taking care of this.
Going ahead and replacing all three belts - they have to be removed anyway.

Thanks for your help !

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