That'* fine John, and can be used in an "emergency" situation - also depending on if someone has a spare serpentine belt laying around. IMHO the proper procedure should at least be posted, if noit the first advice given. $25 for a set of tools to do the job right is not outlandish, and I believe they are even cheaper at PepBoys. Even most poor college students should be able to afford that to do the job properly, and not risk the possible damage to an expensive set of struts.
Edit - Mountainman - if you can't afford the tools, or do not plan on doing many and have no reason to buy them, check with your local parts stores, like Autozone or Advance. They're likely to have them as part of their "Loan a Tool" program.
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