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
installing serpentine belt on 1997 Mercedes-Benz C230
by mbc230 in Erie, CO on June 15, 2010
ANSWER by Visitor , August 25, 2010
Ivyivysvivysvivy@gmail.com , please help I need to put the poly v belt back onto c-230 20062006
ANSWER by chadlee , January 24, 2011
I am considering the purchase of a 97 c230 with 81000 miles. Would you? firstname.lastname@example.org I am a graduate student and trying to us my money properly. Don't want to by a nightmare. Please offer opinion.