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Stretch belt troubles #4515826
09/14/17 06:54 AM
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ZZman Offline OP
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Decided to do Serpentine and power steering belt on the Sebring. The power steering belt is a stretch belt. Never done one before. I tried the zip tie method which I did wrong and ended up snapping the belt. Rented an install tool from Oreillys and that was the ticket.

Last edited by wwillson; 09/14/17 06:58 AM. Reason: subject clarification
Re: Stretch belt troubles [Re: ZZman] #4515851
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I feel your pain. Back when I had my mk4 GLI, it felt like every single bolt that held anything of substance to the car or engine was a stretch bolt.


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Re: Stretch belt troubles [Re: ZZman] #4515878
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Are we talking about a stretched belt or stretch bolt?

Re: Stretch belt troubles [Re: TinyVoices] #4515962
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Originally Posted By: TinyVoices
I feel your pain. Back when I had my mk4 GLI, it felt like every single bolt that held anything of substance to the car or engine was a stretch bolt.
Oh, it's a feature. They might even call it "Torque to yield" or something. For every bolt outside of the cylinder head. LOL


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Re: Stretch belt troubles [Re: ZZman] #4515989
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I guess it's application specific. My Mazda 3 has a stretch belt for the AC compressor and the zip tie method worked great for me.


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Re: Stretch belt troubles [Re: ZZman] #4516017
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I'm never gonna change the water pump belt on my Ford Escape because it's one of those stupid things.


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Re: Stretch belt troubles [Re: ZZman] #4516036
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what is the zip tie method?


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Re: Stretch belt troubles [Re: ZZman] #4516147
09/14/17 01:23 PM
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Sorry.

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Re: Stretch belt troubles [Re: meep] #4516885
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ZZman Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: meep
what is the zip tie method?

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