Tightening a Super A fan belt

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Tightening a Super A fan belt

Postby Daniel H. » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:30 pm

Any tips or tricks to tightening the fan belt? I know how to loosen the pulley and slide it up, but how to you keep the belt tight while you lock it down?
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Postby Matt Kirsch » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:45 pm

Don't loosen it so much that it just falls down under its own weight. Loosen it just so it'll barely move and then gently tap it up with a wooden dowel and a mallet. There should be enough friction that it'll just stay tight until you can get in there with a wrench to tighten it up.
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Postby Jim Becker » Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:29 pm

Easiest with a helper. Have someone use a pinch bar from the right to gently pry the pulley up while you tighten the shaft from the left.
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