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Posted 28 February 2004 - 05:37 AM

I didn't ahve a vice, so I compressed the tensioner between the house's brick overhang and the car jack. any other cool tricks?

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 07:13 AM

i nailed this together from some scrap wood... worked great - just leaned on it and let it slowly recompress...

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 08:57 AM

I didn't have a strap wrench for removing the crank bolt so I used the alt/power steering belt wrapped around the crank and alternator and double-backed over itself. A little hand pressure on the belt kept alot of grip on the crank pulley.

Take the belt and place it over both pulleys. To remove the bolt take the slack on the driver side and push it in to the pass side. Let the slack feed under the belt as it wraps over the crank pulley and slowly rotate the crank. The belt will jam under itself and as long as you keep the belt from slakening it will allow you to loosen the crank bolt.

Probably not the best for the belt (end up with a kink) but worked great.

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