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#4515826 - 09/14/17 06:54 AM Stretch belt troubles
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5790
Loc: Michigan
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.


Edited by wwillson (09/14/17 06:58 AM)
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#4515851 - 09/14/17 07:41 AM Re: Stretch belt troubles [Re: ZZman]
TinyVoices Offline


Registered: 09/12/16
Posts: 483
Loc: Vienna, VA
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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#4515878 - 09/14/17 08:05 AM Re: Stretch belt troubles [Re: ZZman]
Kestas Offline



Registered: 06/04/02
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Loc: The Motor City
Are we talking about a stretched belt or stretch bolt?

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#4515962 - 09/14/17 10:00 AM Re: Stretch belt troubles [Re: TinyVoices]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 3947
Loc: Ohio
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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#4515989 - 09/14/17 10:24 AM Re: Stretch belt troubles [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Toronto, Canada
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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#4516017 - 09/14/17 10:45 AM Re: Stretch belt troubles [Re: ZZman]
dogememe Offline


Registered: 04/15/17
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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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#4516036 - 09/14/17 11:06 AM Re: Stretch belt troubles [Re: ZZman]
meep Offline


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what is the zip tie method?
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#4516147 - 09/14/17 01:23 PM Re: Stretch belt troubles [Re: ZZman]
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Sorry.

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#4516885 - 09/15/17 09:19 AM Re: Stretch belt troubles [Re: meep]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
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Originally Posted By: meep
what is the zip tie method?

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