Re: 156 alternator belt
It's fairly straightforward, but there's not a lot of room between the end of the engine and the inner wheel arch so it is a bit fiddly. Take off the small cover above the belt (5 mm Allen key to remove the two screws and take the nut off the end of the stud holding it to the air con compressor. Before you remove the old belt make a sketch of how it loops around the two tensioners, the crankshaft pulley and all the things it drives. Put a 15mm ring spanner on the bolt in the centre of the sprung tensioner - that's the one near the alternator - and turn it as far as you can anti-clockwise. You'll find you're pushing it against a spring, taking the tension off the belt. I found it easier to remove the top engine steady before doing this as it gives you a better chance of holding the tensioner back without dropping the spanner. You should be able to slip the belt off the air con compressor pulley now. Replacement is the reversal of removal, as they say.
Last edited by Il Dottore; 26-01-08 at 17:54.