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Old 09-20-2008, 07:13 PM   #44
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yea, I see what you are saying. I guess YMMV, but I was happy to find this, as I it seemed a better way. The hardest part was getting the fan off without the "Special Tool".


Originally Posted by kredden View Post
Depends on your car I guess. I was going by what the Bentley manual said to do, they say to remove the dust caps on the tension pulley and use that. I went back out and looked and I do have what appears to be something similar to your hex stub, but it is under a cap too (so you still have to remove a cap...), if you look at the beginning of this post at the 11th picture you can see it just above the left hand part of the green arrow pointing to the alt belt tensioner.

I'll try that next time.

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