Putting on a new belt.

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by FIVELITERS, May 18, 2007.

  1. FIVELITERS

    FIVELITERS Well-Known Member

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    Hey uh. Yeah, I've never done this or seen this done ever, but I'm pretty sure its easy as hell?

    The only reason i bring this up is because they want to charge me $30 for the OEM replacement and then $40 labor to put on a BELT.

    I mean i guess thats not that bad, but, i just think it seems like something too easy to charge $40 for?

    Help a newb out here. I'm not a COMPLETE n00blet at turning bolts but i have never messed with a belt before.

    What do yall think? Can i do it myself? :dunno:

    If worst comes to worst my girl has this uncle thats a WIZARD under the hood of a car, and maybe he could show me how to do this.

    I dunno.

    Is there something special you have to do in which to get it completely perfect tension wise and all, that i would rather be better off
    getting it done professionally?

    Opinons?
     
  2. 94yellowgt

    94yellowgt Active Member

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    You can do it! Its really simple, it takes like 30 seconds to do. If its your first time, I would make a drawing of the way the belt is routed. Get a wrench that fits the tensioner (pulley kinda between the alt and smog pump), push down on it, its spring loaded, remove old belt and reverse the process to put it back on. The tensioner will put the correct amount of tension on the belt.
     
  3. FIVELITERS

    FIVELITERS Well-Known Member

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    I'M GONNA DO IT!

    Thanks! ;D

    Its really that simple huh? I knew it. Is there ANYTHING else at all i should know? :)
     
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    94yellowgt Active Member

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    Nope thats it. Its almost too simple sounding I know but thats really all there is too it. You just have to get out there and do it to see what im talking about.

    I actually used to be able to take my belt off without any tools, I would just use my hand and push down on the tensioner. I can't do it now though because the tensioner has more tension on it with the supercharger.
     
  5. ryclef331

    ryclef331 Well-Known Member

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    put a 3/8 drive ratchet on the tensioner. If you look at it, there is a square hole in it to stick the tensioner in. Works like a champ. I wish someone would pay me $40 to put a belt on.
     
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    FIVELITERS Well-Known Member

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    Lol, you guys are awesome, thanks so much! :-*
     
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    If you still have the stock black plastic fan cover it will have the belt diagram on it.
     
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    FIVELITERS Well-Known Member

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    Indeed it does! Beautiful! :banana:
     
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    Yeah its really easy you can definately do it yourself, even if your a noob, lol.