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Is there an easy way (like alternator) to put on an A/C belt??
 

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I just did mine and there was an idler pulley accessible from underneath the car that had to be loosened. I also understand that some years need to have the crank pulley taken apart and adjust the belt tension with shims.
 

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Can you post a pic?...I am doing this on the '88 and didn't see one.
 

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If you pull out the radiator, the belt is easy!

Ok, that may not be your path of choice. But I had to have my radiator on the 1985 re-cored anyway, so as it was out, I found the belt really easy to install.
 

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the belt is easy.

just different. theres no adjustment. (shimming shouldnt be needed for a new belt).

however, what is difficult is getting the correct belt. my mechanic had to spec the number and send me back to the parts counter twice. and it was close too, but just a hair too big.

you will have to dismantle the pulley a bit , but it should only take a few minutes.

when youre done, DO NOT take your AC to be serviced by anyone but a Alfa mechanic who worked at the dealership. the Alfa AC unit only needs some freeze12, some Esther100 (oil) and a few schrader-valves to work again. no reciever/dryer, no new compressor.

mine sat unused for 5 years with no belt, and is cold as can be now. costed me 80$

you will most likely need to acquire the Freeze12 off of the web , the other stuff u can get at NAPA
 

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Here's the idler pulley from underneath my '74. I don't think the later models have it. It sure makes it easy, though.
 

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the belt is easy.


when youre done, DO NOT take your AC to be serviced by anyone but a Alfa mechanic who worked at the dealership. the Alfa AC unit only needs some freeze12, some Esther100 (oil) and a few schrader-valves to work again. no reciever/dryer, no new compressor.

mine sat unused for 5 years with no belt, and is cold as can be now. costed me 80$

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So, you didn't need any new hoses either? I've got the same situation, and just bought my freeze12. New belt, had been missing for 5 years.
Put it on because the radiator was out.

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if when filling it up, you see leakage through the hoses, then yes. but according to my alfa guru theyre alot tougher than all that. (and hoses are metal arent they?)

after you get it running, use the AC everyday for at least a week
 
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