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.

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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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