Date: 11 Feb 2007 07:51:21 -0800
From: "JohnO" <t696asmnospamo.com>
Subject: Re: Tossed a belt...


On Feb 9, 4:58 pm, Joe Morris <jcmor...nospame.org> wrote: > - Bob - <uctra...nospamanet.com> writes: > > >First, here's a page with the belt route - stock is the diagram on the > >LEFT:http://pages.infinit.net/mlbriand/saab/shortbelt/page1.html > > FWIW -- several years ago the tension idler on my 97 900 failed -- the > entire bearing assembly crumbled -- at night, in January, in the mountains > of east Tennessee. (And just past the 50K miles point...) > Just to close this chapter...the hole used to loosen the tensioner was already broken when we got in there. After playing around and thinking all night about how we were going to loosen that bugger without calling in a pro...I tried a pipe wrench around the tensioner body. It worked. I had to loosen the body cross bar to turn it far enough to get a pin in the two tensioner holes to hold it loose. I still couldn't get the belt on...it's like 10 degrees here...but we worked in on while turning over the engine a short crank at a time. Let's see how long this one lasts. -John O

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