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Struggling with Auxiliary Belt on 156 2.0v

Hi all,

This is my first thread, and the first time i've done any work on my Alfa TS 2.0 ...

I was driving along when all of a sudden the Power Steering went and the Battery light came on. After searching the forums I quickly found that my Auxiliary belt was shredded.

I purchased a new belt and again thanks to the forums obtained instructions for fitting the new belt...

The question I have is did anyone else find that pulling the pulley wheel back is impossible, the belt seems about an inch or two shorter than it should be... Or I have been given the wrong part???

Any help would be greatly appreciated...
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Re: Struggling with Auxiliary Belt on 156 2.0v

It should just be a matter of putting a 15mm(I think) spanner on the tensioner and pushing it up pulling it down. It is easier if someone can do that while you locate the belt as it can be difficult to hold the tensioner and put the belt on 1 handed. There is just enough slack in the belt to fit it.
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Re: Struggling with Auxiliary Belt on 156 2.0v

if you cant lever the tensioner pulley then you wont be able to fit the belt, my spanner needs to move at least 90 degrees before i can slip the belt on.
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Re: Struggling with Auxiliary Belt on 156 2.0v

The best way I found was a 15mm combination spanner. Use the open end on the tensioner and Fit a tube over the ring end and use it as a lever, then jam something under the bar to hold it against the brake caliper whilst I threaded the belt over.

Be careful it doesn't slip though otherwise It will hurt if fingers are in the way.
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Re: Struggling with Auxiliary Belt on 156 2.0v

I use a 15mm combanation spanner ring end, then put a 17mm comanation ring end on to the open end 15mm
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Re: Struggling with Auxiliary Belt on 156 2.0v

Thank you for all your help and comments...

Cracked it in the end after a nightmare of a time getting the right belt...

The belt I had was 1900mm (and was obviously too small)

Took it back to the Auto parts shop and they then said I needed 1930mm (this was still too small)

Ok after this I was getting a little annoyed at suppliers ability to supply the correct part (The cost by the way was approx £24)

Here's the Kick...

Phoned an Alfa specialist in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire who sold me an Auxiliary belt (Just for the record 1965mm) and a tension pulley for £40...

Took 5 minutes to do the job on my return... Highly recommend finding an Alfa Specialist garage... At least they know what you are talking about...

Thanks again...

Purchasing the wrong Auxiliary bel... £24
Arguing with some bold T*!t for an hour... 2 Neurofen
Alfaowner.com Forums... Priceless
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