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Old 08-01-2016, 08:41 PM   #1
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Need help with AC Belt

Last year I upgraded my SC under pulley to a 18% OD pulley but kept the same AC belt, which I know is not recommended. Overtime the AC belt slipping became more and more noticeable so I decided I would put a new belt on. I'm not proud to say this but I have spent more than a day trying to get the new belt on. I tried using this tool but it doesn't work because it keeps hitting something behind the crank pulley: http://contentinfo.autozone.com/znet...27272/image/4/

I tried using this tool (it was plastic) but it instead just broke.

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I've tried walking it on with my hand but i can't even get to catch at all. When the AC belt is wrapped around the crank pulley, it just barely reaches 6-7 o'clock on the AC pulley making it basically impossible to even start. Am i missing something here? Can anyone please help?

(P.S. Can't use the zip tie method either because the ATI Balancer doesn't have any holes to work with)
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:42 PM   #2
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The plastic tool almost caught but then i noticed that the belt on the Crank came off the ribs and was falling the space between the ATI balancer and the AC crank pulley
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Old 08-02-2016, 05:14 AM   #3
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I just put the belt around the crank pulley and started the belt on the bottom side of the ac pulley and rotated the balancer with a socket wrench. Takes 5 minutes. And I put the car in neutral.
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:51 PM   #4
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Just tried this tool and it doesn't fit any of the pulleys.

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I have no idea what else to do. Nothing is working.
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Old 08-02-2016, 11:57 PM   #5
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I just put the belt around the crank pulley and started the belt on the bottom side of the ac pulley and rotated the balancer with a socket wrench. Takes 5 minutes. And I put the car in neutral.
+1, not sure why ths is not working for him.
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Old 08-03-2016, 12:10 AM   #6
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+1, not sure why ths is not working for him.
As I crank the engine, the belt doesn't catch. I'm putting as much pressure as possible to hold it so that it goes up and starts catching but it instead just pops off. The few times it looks like it's catching the AC belt on the crank pulley side slips off into the crack between the AC pulley and the serpentine crank pulley
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Old 08-03-2016, 12:20 AM   #7
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AFTER A MILLION ATTEMPTS I GOT IT. FINALLY CAUGHT.
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Old 08-03-2016, 05:12 AM   #8
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Glad to here.
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