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Old 06-12-2004, 05:04 PM   #1
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Need Major Help Cant seem to find a way to loosen belt, Im completley lost when it comes to my bonnie. So thanks in advance to anyone who helps!! THanks
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I'm going to assume that your SSE isn't supercharged, though it may be. Put a 19mm socket on the idler pulley center bolt, and torque it up with one hand, and pull the belt off with the other hand. Piece of cake.

Or is it a 17mm?
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Thanx Alot Man!!!! Now I just need to go to Auto Zone and get me a new Alty LAta!
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AZ'* alternator'* suck. Try Napa (in case I caught you before you left).
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