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struggling to refit aux belt

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by nazS3, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. nazS3

    nazS3 Member

    Aug 3, 2010
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    Hi guys

    wondering if someone can help, replaced alternator on my S3 8L
    but for some strange reason strugging to refit the aux belt just wont go on alway
    weather i start from top/bottom makes no difference, seems like belt has shrunk lol

    pulled tensioner from lug using 15mm spanner inserted a nail to keep in place
    any tips must be doing something wrong
    thanks in advance
  2. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

    Dec 8, 2006
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    is the alternator on correctly? or a different sized pulley perhaps? or the wrong routing?

    Aux belt should be one of the easiest things to refit, as you say, 15mm spanner on the lug and pull the tensioner slack.

    I tend to lie in front of the car, and pull the spanner with my right hand, then slip the belt on from underneath with my left hand before releasing the tensioner and all is well.

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