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Can anybody show me some information on how to change my belt on a GTV 16V
and do i need any special tools
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The aux belt is very easy.

Tools :
15mm offset ring spanner
pozi screwdriver
something to remove a plastic rivet ( two flat bladed screwdrivers will do )
Jack and wheel removal stuff.

Once you have the wheel off, remove the access panel. 2x pozi screws and one plastic rivet.

Put the 15mm offset ring spanner on the tensioner ( between the alternator & crankshaft ) and rotate it anti-clockwise. You're not trying to undo it, but by rotating it through about 45 you take the tension off the belt. Slip the belt off one of the pulleys ( aircon compressor if you have one or alternator ) then you can release the tensioner. Remove the belt, fit new one over most of the pulleys, turn the tensioner again with the 15mm spanner, fit belt over last pulley then you're done after refitting the inspection hatch and wheel.

EDIT : you can see the tensioner in photo 3 of this guide. It's the leftmost red circle
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Thanks PKR
That's very useful
I will attempt it at the weekend and let you all know how i get on
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And if you can enlist the help of a second pair of hands that would be helpful (to keep an eye on the belt to ensure it is aligned on every pulley).
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I would recomend a new tensioner too. I had one 'go' and it ripped the belt to shreds. Any kind of belt noise or shriek will be down to a tensioner on its way out. Not an expensive item to replace but very inconvenient if you are away from home on a journey etc.
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