rover 420 turbo diesel drive belt change, can anyone help please - MG-Rover.org Forums
 
 
 
Go Back   MG-Rover.org Forums > Model Specific Forums > MG ZS / Rover 45 & 400

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-12-2009, 13:55   #1
black bart
Registered User
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Car: rover
Posts: 13
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.
black bart is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-12-2009, 14:03   #2
black bart
Registered User
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Car: rover
Posts: 13
please can anyone help me ,
black bart is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 12-12-2009, 14:10   #3
black bart
Registered User
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Car: rover
Posts: 13
can anyone please help, i have the car outside and need to pick my son up later. any advice will be really welcome.
black bart is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 12-12-2009, 14:54   #4
black bart
Registered User
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Car: rover
Posts: 13
please, im begging now, its getting dark lol.
black bart is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 12-12-2009, 14:55   #5
teapott
Registered User
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Leeds
Car: Rover 45 TDI
Posts: 22
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.
teapott is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 12-12-2009, 15:12   #6
black bart
Registered User
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Car: rover
Posts: 13
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
black bart is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 12-12-2009, 15:27   #7
teapott
Registered User
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Leeds
Car: Rover 45 TDI
Posts: 22
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.
teapott is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 12-12-2009, 15:56   #8
black bart
Registered User
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Car: rover
Posts: 13
thanks for your help mate.
black bart is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 12-12-2009, 20:10   #9
Chrisund123
Registered User
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Portsmouth
Car: 45 2.0 Diesel
Posts: 7,748
Yeah has to be done from underneath really.
Chrisund123 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 12-12-2009, 22:20   #10
DMGRS
Discount MG Rover Spares (Formerly Mattyprice4004)
 
DMGRS's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Preston
Car: MG ZT-T+ CDTi Auto
Posts: 6,679
Garages
Send a message via MSN to DMGRS
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.
__________________


Discount MG Rover Spares

Click above to view our Shop.

R75 / MG ZT Engine Mounts - 39.99
Head Gasket Kits from 13.99
Hard to find R75/MG ZT Parts, direct from MG
L Series Oil Cooler Pipes - 59.99
L Series Dayco Cambelt Kits - 79.99
K Series Dayco Cambelt Kit - 54.99

5% off all orders of 2 or more items - use code FORUM5 at checkout.
All orders over 20.00 before Christmas are entered into our Prize Draw to win a FREE Samsung Galaxy Tab 3!
DMGRS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 13-12-2009, 11:19   #11
black bart
Registered User
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Car: rover
Posts: 13
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.
regards black bart
black bart is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MG-Rover.org Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need timing belt kit , for my 1997 rover 420 d turbo revincivic Diesel Forum! 1 17-08-2009 18:13
wanted: rover 420 d turbo ,downpipe + speedo drive revincivic Wanted 1 16-08-2009 00:15
help re:power steering belt change,218 turbo diesel j reg. monster Others 3 26-06-2003 20:46


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:40.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ShowCase, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.