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HELP cant get new Serpentine Belt to slip on
***************** UPDATE/RESOLUTION: note, my truck is 1994.5 and there is a different belt for 1994.5 vs. 1995 and newer years (most parts are totally interchangeable and not unique to 1994.5). The correct 1994.5 belts are 7 rib and approximately .4" longer than the 8 rib belts for 95 and newer. I got correct belt and put it on in about 1-2 minutes, literally. (note, do NOT need to unhook radiator hose on this year/model). *************
Hi - i'm replacing my serpentine belt, have new belt properly routed and all I need to do is slip it it over last spot while releasing tension on the tensioner.
IT JUST WON'T QUITE SLIP ON, its too tight. I've tried leaving various spots as the last place to slide over. Seems like I am closest (to success) when I leave the alternator as last spot (to slip over when tension is released).
Looking for some tips / suggestions, etc. Seems like maybe I'm missing something simple/easy as it seems so close.
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Last edited by normal; 03-31-2013 at 10:29 AM.