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Old 09-09-2010, 01:19 PM
RedForm RedForm is offline
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Default Help! Need to change accessory belts on 1990 2.9L

I cannot seem to figure out how to change the accessory belts on my girlfriends 1990 2.9L, I normally work on German cars which seem so much simpler all of a sudden...

Can anyone help?
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:20 AM
Psychopete Psychopete is offline
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Default Re: Help! Need to change accessory belts on 1990 2.9L

You know the 2.9L is a German engine, right?

Should just be able to loosen the accessory, move it to release the tension and remove the belt. You'll see the slots in the brackets..

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Old 09-10-2010, 06:13 AM
87bullsnkranger 87bullsnkranger is offline
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Talking Re: Help! Need to change accessory belts on 1990 2.9L

now i went to change all my belts to start with the rest are easy n ol'school simple but my air/cond belt has to come off first and it don't look simple realized theres like 10 bolts holding the whole unit front and behind it has a pivot point but theres a back bolt just underneath compressor has to come out i didn't have long enough or sturdy good wrenches to do this far as i can tell you have to remove every bolt completely take compressor off then other belts come off accordingly to reatach comp- put in pivot bolts first then tension bolts tention belt correctly then last remaining bolts torked down my opinion

that is if you have air conditioning some 2.9l didn't have it they were aftermarket compressor units.
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