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All,

The next job looming into view on my car is changing the auxiliary belts.
One is beginning to squeal at tick over.
I guess at 10 yrs old they are due to be changed.

Does anyone have an ideas / advice on how to change them?

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Main aux belt is fiddly, but otherwise an easy job, you'll need an 32mm spanner, or adjustable spanner to release tension on the tensioner, then just slip it off.

Worth checking the condition of the crank pulley, as the rubber splits and will end up seperating, potentially dumping the aux belt into the path of your cambelt, mine was just showing cracks at 10 years old.

Also, if you can stretch to it, change the tensioner and idler just to be on the safe side.

AC belt is a right swine, as it's a stretch belt, there is a recent post on this, which boils down to:

Loosen AC compressor, leaving one bolt in to allow you to pivot it.
Struggle to get old belt off (unless you cut it).
Struggle to get new belt on.
Jack up the compressor until you can get the bolts back in.

I'll try and see if I can find the link as it has some helpful pictures in.

EDIT - Here you go, best of luck! https://www.alfaowner.com/#/topics/1167973
 
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