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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-11-03, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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I am trying to get my power steering belt off, it shit itself...
IT an 88 EA. iI am trying to adjust the idler pully, to allow some slack to get the bast#!d thing off! It wont budge!!!
Do I just turn the large Teethed) nut to adjust it, or slacken that funny starry shaped nut first? If so with what?
I have tried everything to turn the large nut, but im buggered if I can get it off!
Please, help me! What can I do?


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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-11-03, 02:07 AM
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The big nut in the idler pully needs to be losened first with a 24mm ring spanner. The little nut that has a funny shape is actually a double hex and from memory fits a 13mm double hex socket. The little one is the one that will move the pully up and down.

If you dont have a 24mm ring spanner use a socket to losten the power steering but you will need a ring spanner and a 13mm socket at the same time when reinstalling it as you need to keep the tension on it as you tighten the big nut again. I am naughty and use a pair of vicegrips on the big nut

Incidentally the alternator and waterpump belt is the other way round - the little nut is to loosen and the big to adjust.

Hope this helps

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