simple question astra drive belt replacement

Discussion in 'Astra' started by Al Green, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. Al Green

    Al Green Guest

    Went to my local auto store with the old broken belt and was given the
    correct size (was told 2mm out but shouldn't matter) checked it myself when
    at home and both belts appear to be exactly same. I expected to find an
    adjustable wheel of some kind to be able to get the belt on, instead the
    belt has gone on over all the 4 wheels without any adjustment and just
    doesn't seem to be tight enough to me. I have a 98 astra 1.6 petrol. Can
    anyone describe ( in simple terms please) which way round the wheels the
    belt runs, an idea how tight it should be and how the fitting would normally
    be done on this model as I am sure I have done something wrong help!!!
    Al Green, Aug 29, 2004
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  2. Al Green

    adder Guest

    Which belt?
    adder, Aug 31, 2004
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  3. Is this a wind up post?

    I don't know what belt you are talking about but from the way you ask the
    question you shouldn't be doing the job.

    The cost of a badly fitted or pattern cambelt going wrong isn't worth


    Alan Steele

    Steeles of Worthing
    Alan Steele - Steeles of Worthing, Sep 2, 2004
  4. Al Green

    malc Guest

    If it's the serpentine belt, check your email for routing.
    malc, Sep 2, 2004
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