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Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:37 pm 
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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:17 am 
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Ride: 96 XH/97 EL

Location: South Coast
NSW, Australia

Put a jack handle or similar over your ratchet handle to increase the torque effort - the tensioner has to go in a clockwise direction (looking rearward), and you fit a 5mm drill bit in the hole near the wear indicator to take the tension. Release tension on the ratchet handle. Undo the 3 x 10mm bolts and remove the tensioner and belt.

I did this today, as I was getting noises from my tensioner in the wagon - which I repacked the bearings a few weeks ago. The belt was a bastard to get off last time and to put on - checked it with a spare I had, no wonder, it was smaller, to the extent you couldn't rotate the tensioner as the bottom pulley was next to the harmonic balancer.
So make sure the belt is the correct one - the spare was easy to fit - no more noises, either.



96 XH Longreach 'S': LPG, Alarm, 3.23:1 LSD, Cruise, Trip Comp, ABS, Power Windows, Mid Series Dome Lt, Climate Ctrl
97 EL Futura S/W: LPG, Alarm, LED int Lts, Trip Comp, F/Lane Dome Lt, Climate Ctrl, T5 Conversion

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:35 am 
Getting Side Ways
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Ride: EF Fairmont Station Wagon.

Power: 150 rwkw

Location: Mandurah
WA, Australia

Remove the thermo fans, only takes a couple of minutes. Makes life a lot easier.



4.0L EF Fairmont Station Wagon. EL GT Snorkel. K&N Pod in air box. 3" Intake piping.
Home port job. 1636 Wade cam. Wildcat Extractors, 2 1/2" cat and exhaust.
2200/2400rpm Dominator More Stall. Stage two mechanical shift kit. 3.73 4 pinion LSD. 15.078 @ 92mph.

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:25 am 
Getting Side Ways

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Ride: el faimont, dual fuel

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

3/8 rachet in bottom tension pulley, push towards the drivers side. and tension released.
i usually put an insulated wire on the belt at the water pump and pull up and off, never had any issues.



why do u write in here.

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