Do all the pulleys line up? is it the correct belt?
Are we there yet????? No we fecking ain`t gggggrrrrrrr
Ex 1.6hdi van now 3 seater 1.4 multispace
Seems like the pulleys are chewing up the ribs on the belt, the tensioner is unlike anything I have seen in all the books. When putting a 4mm rod through the hole to hold it against the spring there is only a 'lug' to rest the end of the rod against, not a hole for it to go into which would be more secure.
The belt the garage fitted 6 months ago is a Gates micro v 6pk1438 (which a lot of places list as correct) but GSF list 6pk1388 which is 50mm shorter.
I'm wondering if there are two size tensioners. It has PAS but no air-con and is DW8 1.9D. When the garage fitted the new tensioner it is obvious they made a bad job of using an open ended wrench or spanner on the tensioner nut because it is quite knarled on a couple of the flats and may have 'sprung back' a few times before they managed to get it right = but a 15 ring spanner fits OK. I'm busy making a special tool to get the required leverage on this nut!
If I need to remove the tensioner is the hidden mounting bolt an allen key or a TORX? It looks in my inspection mirror to be a TORX. I've maintained classic Saabs for 40 years and have never worked on a Citroen before - and given the lack of access to these bits and pieces I am not sure I ever want to see one again!!
Finally, does the alternator pulley itself have an overrun clutch in it?