I give up

Finally decided to replace my two accessory belts, and... Can’t even get them off. Half the bolts on the tensioners are *missing*, and the other half are stripped. And rusted. To the shop she goes. At least it’s cheap. $160 parts and labor.

I take no pleasure in working on this car. My buddy’s 4runner on the other hand is a joy to wrench on. You can crawl around underneath without a jack, there’s space everywhere, bolts actually come out of where they’re threaded as apposed to snapping, stripping, or not moving.... Hah.


Shop is seeing it on Tuesday, but just to get it drivable until then I’m going to have to use a crowbar to get tension in the belt with one hand while tightening the lock bolts with another. Wish me luck

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