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Date: 2 Oct 2003 19:29:16 -0700
From: (Yaofeng)
Subject: Re: change drive belts

Grunff <> wrote in message news:<blh685$cc52g$>... > Johannes H Andersen wrote: > > > I want to replace both belts before winter. > > I didn't know there were two. AFAIK there's only one serpentine > belt, which drives the water pump, alternator, PS pump and AC > compressor if fitted. What is the second belt you're talking about? > > That's what I thought. There is only one belt. Unless it is an older model 9k. > > I've read in Haynes that > > it's best to remove wheel plus plastic wing lining to get access. > > Yes, it makes life much easier if you remove the inner wheel > arch (plastic panel). If there's way not to take the plastic arch off, I'd like to know. In any case, I found the easiest way is to use a 1/2" drive, 18" breaker bar with a 19mm socket to compress the tensioner from the top for removal and installation of the belt after the arch has been removed. Haynes may say otherwise, refering to the standard procedure suggested by SAAB.

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