Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003 17:49:14 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: change drive belts

Saabtech wrote: > > "Johannes H Andersen" <> wrote in message > > > How difficult is it to change drive belts on a '93 9000 CSE 2.0 > > LPT? > There is a change point in 93 on the type of tensioner fitted; If you have a > seperate belt for the AC then it is straight forward, but if you have just > one belt then the tensioner is a hydraulic one working on the blind cylinder > principle and requires an amount of caution if you do not have the tool to > compress the tensioner. Warning: If you undo the wrong bolt you may be in > danger of chopping the ends of your fingers of or at least being trapped by > the fingers until someone comes along to rescue you. If it has the hydraulic > tensioner you can compress it by putting a lever on the ribbed side of the > belt between the crank damper and the water pump and levering the belt down > using a suitable leverage point. pull slowly to compress the tensioner and > when fully compressed use an industrial type cable tie round the tensioner > to hold it closed, do not use a standard width one, use one of the 1/2 inch > wide ones and mind yer fingers.Regards Tom. It it a B202 and has a separate belt for the AC, exactly as the picture on Haynes page 1.11 . There is no problem at the moment, but I don't like the look of the drive belt. Space is very cramped unless I gain access through the wing.

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