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Old 09-05-2016, 10:57 AM   #1
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So I am noticing cracks in my alternator belt--time for a change. Do I need to purchase new shims or is it ok to use the ones on there? This job seems to be an easy DIY--anything else to take note of before beginning?
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there are 10 shims. you put them on to space the belt tight, then put the extras outside the aft pulley half. If it get loose ina few years remove a ship between the pulley half's. Hold the fromt half with the straight slot screwdriver in the tool kit, against the screw behind the front half.

Pretty simple this is a VW but its the same
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