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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 Question: installing serpentine belt



mbc230, Erie, CO, June 15, 2010, 10:53

First time replacement at 70k miles. Owned car for 2 years, bought at 30k miles. I replaced the water pump 1 day ago (Monday). Removed belt with no problem and no tensioner? issue...it just slipped off ok.
BUT trying to put it back on is a no go.
How does it get back onto the pulleys? Do I need a special tool? Do I need to monkey with a tensioner. Is the tensioner the smooth idler on the top right of the engine? What gives??? Thanks

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    Visitor, August 25, 2010, 23:52

    Ivyivysvivysvivy@gmail.com , please help I need to put the poly v belt back onto c-230 20062006

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    January 24, 2011, 15:30

    I am considering the purchase of a 97 c230 with 81000 miles. Would you?
    I am a graduate student and trying to us my money properly. Don't want to by a nightmare. Please offer opinion.

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