Thread: Serpentine Belt
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Old 05-06-2000, 11:58 PM
Crosbo Crosbo is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Texas transplant in Idaho
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Holy Behr Batman!!!

I was attempting to take off the fan bolts when the upper radiator outlet gave way. Just about right, only wanted to do a little preventive maintenance by changing the belt and end up buying a new $300 radiator. Could have gotten it cheaper but not until Wednesday and they don't take Visa! (I think my famous last words were, "I'm not gonna pay someone about $100 just to change out a belt, not when I can do it myself!)

Good News, got the new belt on!! But, the large bolt in the middle of the tensioner would not budge?? The tension pointer is at the notch on the far end of the triangle (closest to the camshaft) The tension adjustment bolt runs from one end of the spectrum to the other without a problem. Is this correct? What part of the scale should the tension be adjusted to? This is similar to the serpentine belt on my wife's suburban but the bolt doesn't seem to be acting the same.

Are all the procedures and settings on the CD available in PartShop?

'89 300E 3.0
'82 350SD
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