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I'm needing to change the belt which drives the water and power streering pumps on my 8v. There is very little room to get my hand in.
Is there any special moves I should do to change the belt ????
There doesn't seem to be any way of moving the pumps to give slack without actually taking them off...or am I blind ????
 
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Would need to go look on the 8v outside but is there a tensioner? This should move to allow slack...it does on the 16v anyway :D

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I'll have to have another look, but I didn't see any tensioner when I looked yesterday. I was hoping for some sort of arrangment like on alternators where they slide on curved doodahs. I've got the belt sitting waiting. The one on the car is very err.......cracked !!!!!!
Hello overheated engine and heavy steering...........
 

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Marlon am fairly sure that the power steering pump moves to adjust the belt..............or is there a seperate tensioner :rolleyes:

It`s one or the other and i`d go have a look but it`s Dark and Spooky at the mo :p :p :cheese:
 

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Marlon, it looks as if there are 2 belts the alternator tensions the one belt and the power steering pump tensions the other. :rolleyes:
 
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Cheers, still to have a closer look. I'll do it tommorrow.
 
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Had a look at lunchtime there and Speedy you are right !!! The power steering pump can slide like the alternator. The nut was hidden by all the pipes. Still doesn't look as though it'll be a 5 minute job though :(
 

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Me car is in the shop for the 40.000km check up, they are checking the belts too, good thing I did'nt start on it myself :)
 
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Couldn't change the belt :(
Can't get access to the bolts on the power steering pump to allow adjustment. Tried from above and below. Looks like you should drop the engine !!!!!!
 

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I`ll have a look in the morning ;) ..............seen as i will be poking about under the bonnet swapping a few bits :D :D

Will let you know if i sus how to do it :D
 
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Just had a thought. Wonder if I'd get access if I removed the wheel and wheel arch liner ???
I'm not going out to look just now 'cos it snowed overnight and my car is under 8 inches of frozen water.
 

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I had a quick look today Marlon and it looks as though the trim might have to come off :rolleyes:

It also looks a lot easier to do with car up in the air ;) :D
 
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