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Changing the fan belt.
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bumblebee
Tue Sep 25 2012, 06:52PM

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The belt on my bug broke last week and I tried to replace it but can't get the dang thing on. I watched you tube (expert advise) on how to change it but my belt doesn't seem to reach as far as they do on the video. I had to get the belt from Advance Auto Parts and it was suppose to fit a '74 bug. Is there a trick to it or is the belt too small. I almost lost my cool trying to get it right. Thanks for any advice that anyone can give.

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    bear
    Tue Sep 25 2012, 09:59PM

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    You have to take the pully on the generator apart to put the belt on, with the outer part of the pully off, put the belt between it and the other half of the pully, then tighen it up with the engine & pully turning, with the right size belt it should be tight, if it's to loose take it back apart and remove some of the shims and put them on the outside of the front half of the pully and tighen it up again. It's hard to do if you have never seen it done before.

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    bumblebee
    Wed Sep 26 2012, 02:26PM

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    I got it. Thanks Phil.

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      wyliejones
      Sun Sep 30 2012, 10:39PM

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      glad you got it working. here's an inspirational video for ya. just try not to get the screw driver stuck in your forehead!


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      bear
      Mon Oct 01 2012, 08:17AM

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      This only works with a loose belt, and is very dangerous. Like Wiley said, don't get the screwdriver stuck in your head. Hands around moving parts = missing fingers.

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      bumblebee
      Wed Oct 03 2012, 07:03PM

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      Oh I don't think I'm up to that yet. I think Bear is right about losing a finger. ouch

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