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Old 03-07-2003, 02:02 AM
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Serpentine belt tensioner question

Hi all,

I have a '87 300d, I know that's the first thing that everybody needs to know...................And I'm in need of some help.
When I got home tonight I could hear the power steering pump squeeling. Checking it out I noticed that the serpentine belt was extreamly loose. Couldn't figure it out until I noticed how loose the spring that is located next to what looks like a shock was.
That spring was broken in two, the only thing holding the pieces together was the rubber/plastic cover.
I had no problem removing the top piece of the spring, but I could not get the bottom hook off. Anyone have this piece brake on their car? Is this something that can be replaced without major disassembly? If I could remove the spring it looks like I could easily replace it.
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Glen
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Old 03-07-2003, 02:18 AM
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play with it . . . it'll come off . . .
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Old 03-07-2003, 02:47 AM
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The spring just hooks around the tensioner. You may have to jimmy it around to get it disconnected.
Don't forget to replace the belt shock as well, it is probably pretty hammered by now.

Best of luck.
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Old 03-07-2003, 02:50 AM
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I'll keep playing with it.......what's the actual name for that piece?
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Old 03-07-2003, 03:02 AM
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Belt Tensioner Spring for the Poly-V Belt.
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Old 03-07-2003, 03:04 AM
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and I'm sure the belt's good n' glazed by now . . .
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Old 03-07-2003, 12:32 PM
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Thanks...

Thanks for the reply's....
I've checked a couple of sources but so far all have told me it will have to come from the dealer. Anyone have an alternate source?
Glen
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Old 03-07-2003, 12:38 PM
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Re: Thanks...

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Thanks for the reply's....
I've checked a couple of sources but so far all have told me it will have to come from the dealer. Anyone have an alternate source?
Glen
So . . . GO to the DEALER . . .
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Old 03-07-2003, 01:23 PM
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It's always good to have a Performance Products catalog for your car. You can sign up for a catalog at their web site (of the same name dot COM).

Don't have my catalog in front of me, but they do have things not available through the WorldPac on-line places (like FastLane).

Ken300D
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