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Old 04-21-2003, 05:04 PM   #1
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How would i go about getting my belts off.
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How would i go about getting my belts off.
Find the belt tensioner pulley for each drive belt. There should be a routing diagram under the hood that will point out where it is for each belt. Get the right metric socket on the end of a breaker bar and put it on the bolt head in the middle of the tensioner pulley, and press down, against the tensioner spring, to back off the pulley from the belt. If your '95 is like my '93, at least one pulley, possibly both, actually are backed off by turning them _clockwise_, not counterclockwise.

Note that you're not actually unscrewing anything. All you're doing is pressing back on the tensioner spring to relax the belt enough that you can lift it off the pulley, then releasing the tensioner again.
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acg_ssei, you are right on.

Easy to do on a '95 SSEi. No motor mounts in the way and the tensioners are easy to reach. The lower one however does have a minimal depth to use because of the fender wall so you can't use very deep sockets there. It'* a piece of cake but let us know if yo need any help.
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