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Old 05-06-2003, 10:18 PM   #1
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ok... got the belt off but cant figure out how to get the belt out ... its looped around "something" (bolted onto the engine block, near battery)

do i need to take this THING off to get the belt off? ive NEVER had this much trouble with a belt.

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thank you and all i have to say is, whoever designed this engine should be shot.
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What year is your car? That will be the first thing we need to help.
It MAY be as easy as removing a nut, then stud, then spacer. I can change my belts now that I've figured it out in less than 15 minutes on my 1997.
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It sound like you are working on a series to with the engine mount attaching to the side of the engine where the pulleys are. You will have to remove the part of the engine mount that is round. Forgive me if my sizes are off but bear with me. When I did mine. I turned the wheels as far right as they could go to give me some room to work. I got a bunch of socket extensions together so they would reach all the way to the engine and the ratchet not going into the wheel well. I think it was probably almost 2ft. It seems like it might have been a 13/16 nut on the part we are talking about. You will have to remove the nut. Now the next step. You will need to find a socket that fits firmly on the torx that is on the end of the all thread bolt. Unless you have a female torx set this is the closes thing you can do. I don't remember a size so you will just have to start putting a few sizes on there. I know it is smaller that 7/16 but I think it was bigger that 1/4. Take the bolt out of there not the round sleeve should come out. I used the serpentine belt to pull mine out, just put the belt on there and give it a yank and it will come right out. Put the new belt on, replace the sleeve, replace the bolt, and replace the nut and you are done. You might look for some specs on what kind of torque that is suppose to have. I just tightened the bolt up as much as I could until it though i might strip the torx out then I tightened the nut up as tight as it could get it. Be careful not to sheer the bolt though then you would really be in trouble.
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its a 95 SE, i will try to describe my delima here, to the best of my ability:
the serpintine belt is off and is now looped around the bottom arm of a (I'm guessing) motor mount bracket. It looks to me like the only way to get this God forsaken belt off is to disconnect all three arms of this bracket from the block. But, theres two things holding me back from this:

1. a damn pulley is in the way of one of the bolts
2. there is not even enough room to pull the bracket off

i know there has got to be a simpler way to do this (should be) 5 min project (now pushing on three days!!!)

thank you for putting up with my crying and helping me. i rrrrreeaaallllllllyy appreciate it. [/quote]
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why cant you just cut the belt to get it off?
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If he cuts the belt there is no way to get the new one on. You shouldn't have to remove the whole mount. Is the part it is stuck on round? If so the round piece is just a long sleave with a bolt running though it. If you look at my first post it is described. You will have to pull the piece of plastic off the inside of your wheel well to get to the bolts. I though I was going to have to remove the whole thing but I didn't Check out my other post.
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Check this out I just took some pics of mine. Hope it helps because now that I think of it I have a 96 with Series II and I think the 95 has the Series I. Maybe it is mostly the same for the belt.

http://www.cardomain.com/member_page...=338233&page=3
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ive already done everything that you said, but i still dont see how this sleeve comes out. how long should this job take???
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As an Engineer...I would say that that is the stupidest design I have ever seen...Your telling me that you have to remove that bracket to remove a belt??

DAMN...
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