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Old 12-08-2003, 01:34 PM
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Location: Dallas/Fort-Worth
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I was able to change my belt in about 30 minutes w/o loosening the tensioner. I wouldn't do this if the belt tension was questionable otherwise...

...I used a screwdriver to gently coax the belt to slide off one of the pulleys...easiest to do on one of the pulleys that engages the smooth side instead of the grooved side.

I will admit that I was in the process of replacing an alternator...I had removed the fan blades and fan shroud for easier access.
2009 ML350 (106K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (80K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (138K) - My daily driver
2016 Mustang (32K) - Daughter's car

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