On Alfa number 15
AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Aux drive belt
There is a big difference in length between the non air con cars and the aircon ones.
The correct way to fit the belt is to bolt on the moving tensioner, thread the belt over the other pulleys , then lever the tensioner over anticlockwise, and then when the belt is over release it so that the spring can take the tension.
I take it that is what you are doing?
There is a knack to it and you will need a 15mm spanner on the top bolt threaded under the belt so that the belt is on the correct side of it. Another pair of hands helps a lot as the belt comes off the PAS pulley very easily.
You will never be cool driving a Vauxhall.