Re: [DML] Fan belt installation
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Re: [DML] Fan belt installation



Ah ha! Well, all of our little cars are different, so I just thought I'd 
check...

Replacing the alternator/water-pump belt is easy enough. The tensioner 
is connected to a stud with either an 11mm or 13mm nut, I forget which. 
Loosen the nut until you can move the bracket (you may have to tap it 
with a hammer to free it) to where the alternator will swing to the left 
a bit. Then replace the belt and tension it by pulling the alternator as 
far to the right as you can while tightening that nut. It helps to have 
someone else underneath pushing the alternator, but it's not really 
necessary.

An old mechanic once told me to run the engine for 15 minutes and then 
check the belt again, because it may need re-tensioning. I've never had 
to re-tighten mine, though I guess it never hurts to check before 
hitting the road again.

Farrar Hudkins
#2613 auto/carb

rgalichon wrote:
>  
> 
> Sorry for the poor choice of words. I think the belt that blew runs the 
> alternator and water pump.
> 
> Of the two belts on the D, I blew the one that isn't the AC belt. :)



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