Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 19:37:07 +0100
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: Belt and Pully system in newer saabs

Yaofeng wrote: >>Not true - C900s and 99s don't have serpentine belts, so no >>idler pulleys or tensioners, and very few problems. > > > Not true - C900's do have an idler pulley. Although you were right > there is no serpentine belt nor is it as problematic. Erm, no they don't. But you had me thinking for a while. There are two belts: crank pulley > water pump > alternator (sometimes a double belt) crank pulley > ps pump Now if you have AC (not many UK C900s do), then you have a third belt, and an idler pulley. crank pulley > AC compressor > AC idler pulley But this is of no consequence, since it could disintegrate without any effect on the rest of the car. -- Grunff

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