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how do i tighten my belt?


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#1 MaroonDuneDoom

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Posted 09 November 2003 - 01:50 PM

how would i go about tightening my belt on an ea82 SPFI?
haven't really taken a look, i'm gonna go wrench the hell out of it later today. the wind quit blowing and it's currently not snowing, so i figure i'll capitalize on the situation. good weather is a rarity in wyoming:santa:

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Posted 09 November 2003 - 04:59 PM

c'mon, i know a few of you guys are reading this, just give me a quick answer. thanks for puttin up with me y'all:drunk:

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Posted 09 November 2003 - 05:02 PM

Timing belts or alternator/accessory belt?

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 12:26 PM

alternator/accessory

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 12:43 PM

Loosen the alternator, pull and tighten

the AC pulley is more fun.. don't know which AC setup you have though

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 12:48 PM

much thanks bruddah:grin:

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 01:12 PM

I've got "the red pipe", 1" for prying on things. Then there's the "HF" hammer for pounding :banghead: (someone welded their initials on it).

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 05:46 PM

Generally you loosen the outside bolt on the alternator first, then the one on which it pivots. You can stick a 14MM open end wrench on the BACK of the pivot bolt and use it to tighten up the belt tension. Then tighten up the 12mm bolt that slides up and down on the outer alternator mount. Then tighten the inside pivot one and you are done :D

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 07:14 PM

I have found that if you tighten the pivot bolt first, (that has a nut on the other end of it), you are less likely to strip out the threads in the aluminum of the alternator housing. Most people that tighten the adjusting nut first tend to wrench the crap out of it, and strip it. I've had to drill out whot was left of the threads and put a nut on the backside of the bolt many a times on my rigs cause of this.

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Posted 10 November 2003 - 07:16 PM

thanks for the heads up.:drunk:




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