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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-30-01, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Main belt -how to get it off?! Need to replace

Dang it! I dont know how on earth to get the main drive belt out of my engine to replace it! Its a 2.3L 4 cyclinder off a '91 (or 92 - long story). There is a spot that looks like the automatic tensioner or something but i cant get it to loosen. Does anyone know if I need a special tool or how to get the main belt off?

Any help appreciated! Oh, tutorial on getting the trunk open WITHOUT a key coming soon. I have all the pics n stuff, just have to write it up.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-30-01, 11:16 AM
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Read Automatic tensioner

There is a special tool but you really don't need it. A rachet or breaker bar with a 1/2 drive will work fine. There is a square hole on the face of the tensioner, you just stick the rachet in there and I think pull it twords you. It was pretty easy. I could replace the belt now in about 10 min. You shouldn't need to get under the car.
 
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-01-01, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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I got it off i got it off!!!! Damn that belt was in BAD condition. I just bought this car 1 week ago.


I replaced the belt, and she sounds much better. I did a muffler job on it too since the muffler had fallen off.


Tonite I solder the toyota wiring harness to the ford wires, then put in my friends old toyota head unit :)

I also got the trunk key made today so i have to put the whole lock and cylinder back in now. Lots to do
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