SaabCentral Forums banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts
S

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Emergency.


Timing/serpentine belt just broke!!!. No air, power steering, battery draining due to no alternate.

Is ther are part## for the belt that I can retrieve locally? Pepboys/ autozone etc.

How do I replace it (routing pattern etc) with basic tools while parked on street.

Please Advise!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,583 Posts
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38928&highlight=2465

I hope these basic tools include the 1/2 extension bar , the 6 mm drill bit , the diagram and a good light....


We are "signing up" more and more members, one of these days, a man will be able to directly help another - less than an hour away...
It would be good indeed to have the belt number and the routing in a waterproof envelope in the engine bay.... maybe covering up one of those accursed warning lables...
 
S

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
I would like to thank responders for all your help. What I ended up doing was purchasing a (original length) belt and i work light from Advance Auto Parts nearby. They had two different manufacturers in stock. I used a 3/8 in extension bar and a small allen wrench (I thinks the allen works better due to the reach "l" shape) to lock tighten. Two hours later, removal and install was done.


Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,583 Posts
Agree , the long 5 or 6 mm Allen is better than a drill bit, but I think the 1/2" is better than a 3/8" bar , but, whatever works is what matters..

Check the pulleys, they are said not to last as long as the belt...
Strange that the belt broke in the first place - this is based on the number of cracks per inch on the belt side..

I forget what that figure is..

Better to change the belt when scheduled ( every 50 or 60K miles ???)

It must be done this way. If every serpentine belt with just one crack per inch where changed tomorrow - all hell would break out...
Metal and wood are similar - based on its use of course....
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top