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Old 07-30-2002, 10:35 PM
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(1973) 450sl--- Compressor

While looking at my engine I noticed there is no belt tensioner on
the compressor bracket. I purchased the car 12/26/01. Is it missing?I looked in the Mercedes A/C parts manual and they don't
list or show one in the diagram. Have I overlooked it? The belt is 13x850. I am at a lost as to what to do HELPPPPP!!!!!!! thanks.
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Old 07-31-2002, 02:42 PM
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The Compressor belt is not tensioned at the compressor but at the small pully towards the middle of the engine front.
Mark Herzig
1995 E300D 153K
1985 300D 142K (sold)
1979 450SL 122 miles (sold)
1992 500E 127K (sold)
1987 300SDL 132K (sold)
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Old 07-31-2002, 10:56 PM
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1973--450 sl compressor

There is no pulley at the middle of the engine .I believe it was removed by the previous owner or didn't come with this model. If the pulley is needed does anyone know the part # so I can order it and the attaching bolts. Thanks.
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