Submitted By: Mark Grant
Model Range, Interest:SOHC X1/9, Tips
Addl. Information: From a preformatted document sent in by Mark, hopefully more to come!
Mark Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Those are the main spots that I've noticed in the past. A good car will have little or no rust, a bad one could be badly rusted in all these areas.
All you need to do is to slacken off the alternator, remove the old, stretched, belt, and slide the new belt onto the alternator and water pump pulleys. Next, wedge it onto the crankshaft pulley as far as it will go, and disconnect the lead from the coil to the distributor. Now, all you have to do is to turn the key to run the starter for a couple of seconds, and the belt will be pulled into place.. tighten up the alternator, reconnect the coil, and you're ready to go.
Of course, if the belt jumps off, then you've misjudged the direction of rotation of the crankshaft. Just wedge the belt onto the other side of the pulley, and try again.
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