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Fitting stretch Alternator belt 2.4 motor Abarth
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24-04-2015
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Before you start make sure you have the proper stretchy belt. A standard belt the same size will not work.

I managed to roll off the old one but cutting it off is fine.

If you roll it off you at least have a belt to try the tool required as a trial.

To refit a special tool is required. I bought one but the clearances on the Abarth are too tight to use it. Other models may be OK, so I had to fabricate my own. I made this difficulty 2 because of this. It is really a basic difficulty 1 if you can borrow a tool.
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Re: Fitting stretch Alternator belt 2.4 motor Abarth

Hi there had the alternator belt go on my stilo abarth, due to being unable to get a replacement stretch belt I had to find a new solution. I sourced a 4 pk 655 ribbed belt ie 4 grooves and 655 mm in length (after a little measuring and swearing lol).
this is my guide also would probably work with a stretch belt
1 disconnect the battery if not be very careful around the alternator
1 remove engine side wheel arch guard and engine side bottom guard (you may find it easier to remove the engine bottom guard. also try to lubricate all the fixing screws inevitably some will break)
2 slacken the drive belt tensioner ( a 15mm ring spanner on the tensionor turning clockwise) and remove belt take note of how it goes around the tensionor etc
3 slacken bottom alternator mounting bolt (this is a nut and bolt awkward to see the nut above the air con pump but you can access it with a short extension bar and socket up the side of the exhaust wait till cool lol)
4 remove top alternator bolt (the alternator is now free to rotate a small amount towards the front of the engine bay and down. therefore slackening the belt take care to watch out for the wires on the alternator do not stretch them undo from clips if necessary)
5 roll off the old belt or cut
6 fit new belt by rolling on.( put the belt on the air con pump with the help of a friend roll on to the alternator its best to turn the air con by hand not too much resistance is felt)
6 refit the top bolt of the alternator by levering with a cut down broom handle on the air con pump and under the alternator and fitting the top bolt (not much pressure is needed and easy to hold in the right place (friend needed)
6 refit the drive belts etc
please note 4pk655 is a good tight fit still has deflection (any belt between 4 pk655 and 658 would suit)
cost £6,55 and several new fastenings lol
hope ythis post helps perhaps if anyone knows how to post this guide in the right place please do it
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Re: Fitting stretch Alternator belt 2.4 motor Abarth

Your technique will work. (I had a friend who did a similar fix) however I don't recommend using anything other than the proper stretch belt. A standard rib belt will either not have quite enough or too much tension and stretch belt doesn't cost much more.
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Re: Fitting stretch Alternator belt 2.4 motor Abarth

Here in some information on stretch belts.
http://www.daycoproducts.com/dayco%C2%AE-ela%C2%AE-belt

http://www.gates.com/products/automo...etch-fit-belts

DAYCO®ela® belts, also known as“stretch” belts, are specifically designed for 2 to 4 point drives that do not require tensioning. Although these belts may look like standard poly rib belts, they are very different. These specially designed belts have self-tensioning capabilities required by specific original equipment (OE) drives designed for a “stretch” belt. Vehicles that are manufactured with “stretch” belts must replace those belts with “stretch” belts. These belts are not interchangeable with standard constructed belts of the same size.
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Re: Fitting stretch Alternator belt 2.4 motor Abarth

Some have posted this belt no longer available. Search for Belt FIAT part number 46758804. I found SKF 4SK663 which corresponds to 4K663 and 46758804 written on the belt on my car.
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