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      1998 SL500
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      +1 on not having to remove anything to change the belt.

      Also, HF¹ has a set of e-torx impact sockets for $9. Thay also have a deep 3/8" drive set however the shorter impact socket is better for dealing with the belt tensioner...

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      ¹ - I realise I'm starting to sound like I work for them--I do not, just been dealing with them since the late '70s when they were Harbor Freight & Salvage, mail order only except for the shop in North Hollywood.
       
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      97 E-420 (180K miles), 97 SL500, (93K miles) 2015 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD CC/SB/4x4 Duramax(55K)
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      +1 on not having to remove anything to change the belt.

      Also, HF¹ has a set of e-torx impact sockets for $9. Thay also have a deep 3/8" drive set however the shorter impact socket is better for dealing with the belt tensioner...

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      ¹ - I realise I'm starting to sound like I work for them--I do not, just been dealing with them since the late '70s when they were Harbor Freight & Salvage, mail order only except for the shop in North Hollywood.
      there is limited clearance between the tensioner and other stuff. you want the shortest external torx socket you can get. What that means is you want a 3/8 drive socket. Bad news is that for max leverage a 1/2" with a LONG breaker bar would be easier. But there also is limited room for rotation. So I've found a 3/8" drive ratchet and a strong elbow does the trick.
       

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