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Old 10-09-2002, 09:42 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Northern VA
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83 300D - AC belt removal and installation trouble

I'm reassembling the 300D with all new belts, water pump, basically whole new cooling system. I loostened the two long 19mm bolts holding the AC compressor and a third one on the top and it slid down enough to make the belt slightly loose, but nowhere near enough to remove it. Prying on the compressor only rocks the whole motor. Now I know the PS pump and Alternator have screw tensioners, and I was wondering if there is a tensioner built into the AC compressor also. I dont have the book for this car so I'm pretty much working blind.

I ended up cutting the old belt off, and if I need to, I'll reassemble the car with no belt until a later date, but your experiences, suggestions, and flames are welcome.

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