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Old 01-31-2010, 12:23 AM   #1
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Heard a bearing making a noise today then quited down drove home 50 miles and it wasn't making much of a noise. So after unloading groceries went back out and started it up it was making a heck of a noise so I turned around to pick up my broom handle (old timers way of finding a noise) and the noise quit, turned back toward the Bonny and it didn't have a belt or idler pulley anymore.

Went and bought a new idler pulley and new belt, it took longer to get the belt on the right direction than it did to replace the pulley.I'd look at the belt route I'd saved on the computer but by the time I got outside I couldn't remember which way it went. After 2 trys I finally made a little drawing on a post-it-note and didn't have a problem after that.
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well atleast you lost the */c belt and not the other one that would have been a mess. i find it funny that we don't have a belt travel diagram under the hood on these things first cars or anything i have seen without one
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I thought it had one but it didn't.Here'* my post-it-note!
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what ever works good thing to keep in the glove box
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At least it happened at home. Best way to remember the travel is, 3 pulleys are ribbed, and two are smooth. match that to the belt.
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The first time I put it on I had about 1 foot of extra belt, I said this can't be right, tried it again and it was going to touch the water pump That ain't right, finally just drew a map! Atleast I had plenty of room to work I liked that!

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The first time I put it on I had about 1 foot of extra belt, I said this can't be right, tried it again and it was going to touch the water pump That ain't right, finally just drew a map! Atleast I had plenty of room to work I liked that!
Been there done that.....you stand their mystified for awhile wondering if you got the right belt.
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I've done it myself, in fact just yesterday.
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My friend loves the belt on my car cause she can old it in half and still fit through it
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I've done too many and can't forget the proper routing. I do enjoy watching a first timer go at it though.
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