MINI 2002-05

Accessory Drive Belts

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Inspection



Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove the engine undercover.
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  7. Remove the right front wheel.
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  9. Remove the right front inner fender.
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  11. Using Special Service Tools 11 8 410, relieve the tension on the drive belt. Block the tensioner with Special Service Tool 11 8 470.
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  13. Remove the accessory drive belt.
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  15. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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