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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Loosen o/s front wheel and jack up the car,
support the vehicle on axle stands,
Remove the front o/s wheel, undertray (if still fited) and small inner arch cover,
Loosen the 13mm botl in the eccentric idler (right behing the engine mount),
Take off the tension from the tensioner using a suitable 32mm spanner and turning it clockwise whilst sliping the belt off the upper and lower idlers,
Then release the tensioner and slip the belt off.
Check all the idlers and tensioner are ok, the tensioners are prone to failing and give a rattly sound when srun if failed, if the tensioner is tight to take tension off then it may have siezed and again should be replaced. Idlers show diagonal lines when wearing out.
Refit in the reverse order, but the tension is set by rotating the eccentric idler after the belt is in place.