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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:14 pm 
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Car in question is a '94 Metro with the 3 banger, no power steering and no A/C.

The belt has been squeeling for a while so I figured it's time to replace it.

Last night I was attempting to do this in the wee hours in my appartment's underground garage (not supposed to be doing repairs there so I do them late at night). It seems simple enough but I've got one bolt that isn't cooperating. I've sprayed it with penetrating fluid (PB Blaster I picked up in the US) and hopefully I'll have better luck tonight.

It looks there's two bolts I need to loosen to get the belt off. There's one on top that I believe is called the adjustment bolt. No problem with that one. There's another bolt that attaches to the water pump and the dip stick prevents you from getting a socket on there. This is the one that I'm having trouble with. I can squeeze a box wrench on it but it doesn't seems to budge.
Before I end up rounding it off I want to try the penetrating oil some more. Is this the right way about going things? The Haynes manual I just looked at refers to a pivot that I need to loosen from underneath. I'll bust out the ramps tonight. Also, can someone confirm that these are metric bolts?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:26 pm 
I have a 94 Metro 1.0 and I have found the belts easy to remove and replace. First I have to remove the AC belt to do that I loosen the idle pully center bolt then loosen the tensioning bolt until the belt can be removed. The water pump alternator belt I loosen the adjustment bolt then just push the alternator towards the block. I would never remove that other bolt unless I was replacing the alternator. To tighten the alternator belt I use a 3 foot long 1" by 2" board and pry against the block while my assistant tightens the adjustment bolt. Be careful of your wiring harnesses when prying because if the board slips you could tear up some wires.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:34 pm 
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Hmmm, I was only loosening the other bolt because I couldn't get the alternator to move after loosening the adjustment bolt. I guess I just need to push harder. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:53 pm 
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There's a third bolt/nut at the back of the alternator that may be holding it


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