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Old 03-02-2016, 09:23 AM   #11
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Love the awesome customer service. Less than 14 hour turn around time and that's only because it was after hours.

C-F-M is taking care of me. Now I just have to battle putting the belt back on.

Looks like the old design was done by a 3rd party and that is no longer the current design as stated.

Sold me on buying more items from C-F-M.

And now I have a cool paper weight I can use at work.
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Take the proper boxed end wrench for the pulley center bolt and then link it to another using the open end, obviously the closed end goes on bolt. Take another boxed in around 3/4" or 18 or 19 mm. or so and using the boxed end, hook that around the open end of the other to make a double length extended wrench. The key there is getting the boxed loop of 2nd wrench of a correct size to hook onto the open end of the other and then locked on the longer open end to lock solid when lifted up as a cheater bar type lever. Easiest to put them together off car then holding to keep them together fit to the car. Done right there is just enough space for the extended end to fit between other parts to get a pretty good amount of swing to lift the tensioner pulley.

Two belt moves- one you fish belt in from the top to then drop on ground and then thread the pathway that can be done from top of car pass side. Let the leftover slack to drop under car. Then go under car pass side with wheel removed and any plastic engine cover too and thread the rest of the belt up, either leaving the belt off tensioner or better, the crank pulley so belt is already threaded around tensioner. The excess around crank can then be easily moved around the pulley when you lift up on the double extended wrench, I often can thread up the thing and tension it in 30 seconds or even less. The entire belt off to threaded up and tensioned procedure in 2 minutes or less if wheel already off. The last one I did even lifted tensioner arm by HAND with no extended wrench, the tensioner was that loose. Pretty unreal that one; car still runs fine like that though.

Way too much time to tell it, it goes so fast doing it though that at the parts store doing it I was freaking people out bigtime.
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Yea i think I can do it faster the next time. Problem was the closed end would keep coming off when trying to ratchet it to the far back position to have the movement forward. So I either could not keep the wrench on or I would not have the movement space needed to pull it up enough. I did not move anything out of the way either though. I co u LDS have moved the coolant bottle and had more room.

I will try those trick next time.
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The first time I encountered having to put the belt back I had the headlight out for some reason. After I took a break from frustration and stepped back I realized I there was a straight path to the tensioner through the headlight hole. I put my arm through the hole with the wrench and leaned back, I had enough stretch with my other arm to slip the belt on the PS pump. Been doing it like that ever since.
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