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Old 12-12-2009, 12:55   #1
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rover 420 turbo diesel drive belt change, can anyone help please

hi all , can someone please help me, i have a rover 420 turbo diesel and the alternator drive belt is about to snap, oh and it has air con as well. it looks impossible to fit, can anyone please tell me if there is any way i can fit the belt from the top of the engine without taking the wheel and inner wheel arch plastic lining off, as i have no axle stands and not many tools, i am trying to do this now as i type with oil all over my hands, i would really appreciate it if someone with some expertise in tyhis could help me out, please please please lol, i will be watching my screen and hoping someone can help me, kind regards black bart.
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please can anyone help me ,
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Old 12-12-2009, 13:10   #3
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can anyone please help, i have the car outside and need to pick my son up later. any advice will be really welcome.
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please, im begging now, its getting dark lol.
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Old 12-12-2009, 13:55   #5
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Black bart, I'm not expert on this but I have changed this drive belt on my 45TDI. To be honest I really do not see a way you can do this from the top. Accessing the area alone would be difficult if at all possible, further more a reasonable amount of force is needed to rotate the tensioner pulley to slacken the belt to allow removal. Even more effort is then required to rotate the pulley sufficiently to allow placement of the new belt on.
I think the only way to do this is from the side with wheel off.
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thanks a lot for repling mate, think i will leave it then and see if i can get a mechanic frien of mine to di it, thanks very much for your reply mate, it was much appreciated. regards black bart
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Your welcome. The job itself is not that difficult once you get past the access issue. If you got an axle stand i'm sure you'd be able to do it easy enough. Then again if you have a mechanic friend it'd be easier to get him to do it / help you. Best of luck, hope you get it sorted.
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thanks for your help mate.
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Yeah has to be done from underneath really.
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Has to be from underneath as the belt tensioner is automatic, and you need to hold it back with a ringspanner.

It is located at the bottom near the crackpulley.
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thank you to all that answered me, i now have a mate that is going to do it for me, easiest option lol, thanks all anyhow.
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