Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 20:19:35 -0500
From: KeithG <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9000 Belt Tensioner Restraining Tool

Reinstallation is reverse of removal. I usually loop it over all but the A/C pulley and put it back on with my right hand as I compress the tensioner with my left. At least I seem to remember it was the A/C pulley. Select whichever pulley is easiest to work with while you are compressing it with your other hand. Do not even think about NOT removing the fender liner. Besides, you need to get under there and remove the 6mm bolts, run a tap through the 'nuts' in the rest of the covers and liberally cover the threads with grease. If you have not done that in the last year, you need to anyway. When you least expect it, you will need to remove the cover and it will be a bitch. I never understood why Saab used SS studs and nuts on the fender liner and mild steel for the molly nuts and screws that hold the rest of the plastic clap-trap on. KeithG Valjean wrote: > I know you must think this self-evident, but I meant is the process of > re-tensioning just the reverse of relieving the tension or does it involve > some catch? > > <> wrote in message > > >>You need to take the tensioner assembly off to replace the belt. >>Because you need to loosen the bolt with the 19mm head nut to put the >>belt through. It is reverse thread. So there is no way you can avoid >>taking the liner off trying to replace the belt. >> > > >

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