Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-17-2005, 12:57 AM
Tom83
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Question Fan Belt issue

Hello .....


My 300sd (1983) fan belt broke , how complicated is it to replace, any tricks I need to know, Shop wants $158 to replace , just cant do it at that price.......Thanks for your time
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-17-2005, 01:08 AM
pawoSD's Avatar
Dieselsüchtiger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 14,861
Buy new belts (there are two of them) I think they are less than $12 apiece. Loosen the alternator, Power steering pump(its belt is in front of the fan/water pump belts), remove the fan, slide them into place, and reverse the process. $158 is waay too much, it'd probably only be a half hour to an hour job.


Steps:

1. Loosen 4 bolts holding fan onto Water Pump, remove fan.

2. Loosen bolts on alternator bracket, loosen tensioner, move alternator so the belts become slack.

3. Loosen bolts on Power Steering Pump, adjust its tensioner so the belt is loose, slide that belt off, install new fan/waterpump/alternator belts.

4. Reapply P/S pump belt, readjust/tighten everything so the slack is gone.

5. Reattach fan.

Done!
__________________
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'89 420SEL 168k - mine (OC-170,000)
'93 190D 2.2 - 223k - mine (OC-222,700)
'01 E320 Wagon - 149k - mine (OC-154,000)
'05 C240 4matic Wagon - 153k - wifes (OC-154,500)
'01 E320 - 162k - Dad's (OC-163,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 116k - dad's (OC-121,500)
'02 E320 - 193k - Brother's (OC - 192,000)
'09 E350 4matic Sedan - 84k - Brothers (OC-85,500)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-17-2005, 01:14 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 992
happened to me

this happened to me and if i remember correctly it also broke
a transmission hose going to the tranny cooler...

the alternator is on a slide and there is a bolt that will loosen it..
be careful with it....

the airconditioner must be loosened as well.... and the power steering pump..

buy the hanes manuel so you will know where the bolts to loosen them are as i remember it was difficult locating the bolts for the powersteering and ac...

I dont think i took off the fan... i think i was able to thread the belt around 2 blades then around another blade and so on until i got it around the fan...

i went to the auto parts store and the gave me the wrong belts about 3 times. that was my biggest problem.....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-17-2005, 01:37 AM
pawoSD's Avatar
Dieselsüchtiger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 14,861
That is true you can snake them around the fan, forgot about that, I was thinking of when I did my water pump. When we did the 83's alternator we left the fan on....I think my brain isn't working very well.
__________________
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'89 420SEL 168k - mine (OC-170,000)
'93 190D 2.2 - 223k - mine (OC-222,700)
'01 E320 Wagon - 149k - mine (OC-154,000)
'05 C240 4matic Wagon - 153k - wifes (OC-154,500)
'01 E320 - 162k - Dad's (OC-163,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 116k - dad's (OC-121,500)
'02 E320 - 193k - Brother's (OC - 192,000)
'09 E350 4matic Sedan - 84k - Brothers (OC-85,500)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-17-2005, 01:45 AM
Tom83
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks for the belt help

Again thank you , You guys are always so helpful
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page