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    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    I highly doubt the OEM belt is 1340mm. I would take yours off and measure it. That way you know exactly how long it is and can get the correct size belt.
    Yeah, that would be 4 inches longer. That seems too far off. I don't think I can get a very accurate measurement by hand. Plus is it external circumference, internal? Too many variables. Going to the dealer. I'll report back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Madison320 View Post
    Yup. And it was really easy to put the old belt back on.

    The ACDelco belt is smaller than the Dayco belt according to rockauto. Amazon says the Dayco belt is smaller. This is why I hate working on cars! I wish the OEM dealer had the length specs but they don't, at least not on any of the OEM sites I looked at. I'm going to go to the dealer today and overpay for the OEM, at least I'll know it's right.
    I've used both belts they can be tight going on. One trick is put the belt on the harmonic, ac compressor and alternator first. Then slide it over the waterpump(smooth pulley) last. Your car does have ac I assume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    I've used both belts they can be tight going on. One trick is put the belt on the harmonic, ac compressor and alternator first. Then slide it over the waterpump(smooth pulley) last. Your car does have ac I assume?
    I was wondering about that but I didn't try it. Anyway the mystery has been solved. I brought it in to a mechanic and it turns out the belt was a defect, it was an inch short. They order another Dayco and put it on. Only cost me $50.

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    I'm glad to hear you got it figured out! Thanks for reporting back and letting us know what the issue was.

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    Getting the belt tension correct may be of interest.
    See thread:
    Belt Tension, Howto

    http://mirageforum.com/forum/showthr...-Tension-Howto
    Last edited by foama; 01-09-2018 at 01:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foama View Post
    Getting the belt tension correct may be of interest.
    See thread:
    Belt Tension, Howto
    I can't get to that shortcut but I did what the OP did. I kept tightening it a little then driving it to see if the belt squeal would stop.


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