View Full Version : Alternator belt

05-12-2017, 08:26 AM
I got a 66 air conditioning car, the manual says loosen the alternator and slip the belt over the fan......I don't think so, there are two other belts in the way, am I missing something, is there a trick to getting the alt. Belt off? Thanks

05-12-2017, 11:20 AM
To replace the alternator/fan belt you have to remove the compressor belt and the power steering belt. I'm not sure what the shop manual is describing but there's no way around it.


05-12-2017, 11:23 AM
I'd like to see what the experts say. I'd say the manual assumes you took the outer 2 belts off first.


05-12-2017, 12:30 PM
The pulleys have very little clearance, do I cram the belt between the small openings around the pulls?

05-12-2017, 12:58 PM
I don't know exactly what the issue is. I know I always remove belts from the small pulley first around the driven component. That means loosening the power steering pump and/or the A/C compressor to remove the belts. If I have to walk a belt off a pulley, like my A/C belt, I still remove it from the component, in this case the compressor, first. Then everything should fall into place.