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Aux Belt Tensionor issues!! 3.0 v6 s-type


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I'm stuck and really looking for some help....

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Firstly my power steering pump stopped working, which led to the power steering cog coming off whilst driving along the road, which of course caused the belt to loosen. I have since replaced the power steering pump then it was time to refit the belt... The easy bit they say.... 

Firstly i had to find a diagram as the belt was all over the place, but still in a usable condition so now the belt is fitted following diagrams found online. But when i loosened the tensionor i didn't really get much play in it, so un did the bolt holding the tensionor to the block this caused what i can only explain as " Metal Plys " to appear, once i had the belt on the tensionor, these metal " plys " no longer met there holes... 

I went ahead and started to do the tensionor bolt back up, hoping the bolt would force the " plys " in there holes as i turnt the bolt, this didnt happen! 

ive attached a few pics (not great ones)

ive come to terms that i must be doing something stupidly wrong as this as be said a few times that this is a 10min job, im sure i will feel very embarrassed once someone tells me just how easy it.

Note: im sorry if your reading this and thinking what the hell is this bloke on about!!




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Hi Ben,


I actually know what you are on about, but don't know the solution, as having company cars for 30 years I got used to someone else getting oily hands.


I am sure that someone will know how to do that job and will be along shortly to explain how it it is done.





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