|11-28-2005, 10:59 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Date registered: Sep 2002
Vehicle: 2001 E320; 2002 ML500
Location: Philadelphia Suburb
Tool for serpentine belt removal
What tool is used to loosen the belt tensioner? How do I hold the tensioner loose while replacing the belt? (insert a bolt?)
I would like to replace the serpentine belt in my ML since it has 85K miles (as a preventive measure).
How long do these belts typically last?
Any tips are appreciated!
'99 ML430 85K miles
'99 E320 158.6K miles
'01 E320 Wagon 4-Matic
'95 E320 SE (gone)
'99 ML430 (gone)
'94 C280 (R.I.P)
|11-28-2005, 02:21 PM||#2 (permalink)|
BenzWorld Junior Member
RE: Tool for serpentine belt removal
You need a #10 torx socket. The tensioner is located just to the left of the power steering pump pulley (looking at the engine from the front of the car). If you don't have your owner's manual, make sure you remember how the belt goes back on as it really snakes around all the pulleys. I just changed mine after 82k, but frankly I don't think it needed it. I expect the factory belt is good for more than 100k given the condition of the one I removed.
If you plan on doing any work to your ML, you should buy a complete set of torx sockets as many of the fasteners on your ML are torx. I picked up a set at Sears some time ago for about $20 or so.
|12-31-2006, 02:23 PM||#3 (permalink)|
BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jun 2005
im trying to replace my belt today but i have no i dont know which one to loosen...if you have the procedure kindly pass it to me,and im going to change the idle pulley to,need your help..
2001 ml 320
1995 nissan 240sx se
|12-31-2006, 02:31 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Date registered: Apr 2003
Vehicle: 2014 RX 350 F Sport, 2007 Scion tC, 2000 ML 430 Money Pit Finally Gone! Oh Happy Day!
Location: In A Van Down By The River
|12-31-2006, 03:00 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Date registered: May 2004
Vehicle: 2000 ML320
Location: Atlanta GA
Serpentine belts can last a long time (mine has 143k miles on it an it looks great). I would replace the tensioner at the same time as the belt.
The tensioner cover has a hole so that it can be "pinned"
|12-31-2006, 07:18 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Will Moderate For Cigars
Funny, I didn't use a torx. I just slipped the box end of the appropriate wrench over bolt, pulled down and presto! Belt off.
2005 S430 4Matic 'Morton' W220.183 • 722.671 Transmission
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