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Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 14:06:22 +0000 (UTC)
From: "Saabtech" <>
Subject: Re: change drive belts

"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.

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