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Date: 7 May 2007 06:03:58 -0700
From: JohnO <>
Subject: Re: How long should it take to install pulley and damper...

> Oh, and that special tool for the belt tensioner is just a long 1/2" > breaker bar and socket. I made a homemade fixture to hold it in the > retracted position from a piece of steel strap with a couple of bolts. > I forgot where I saw the dimensions for that tool. Here is some info on > the tensioner: > Mine took two days...because the socket for the breaker bar on the pulley was already broken, and it took me a day to figure out that a big pipe wrench would work. All things considered, three hours is way too much time for a real mechanic to do this job. Assuming no complications, it's 30 minutes, max. -John O

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