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I am replacing the sepentine belt on my wife's 2000 ml320. I

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I am replacing the sepentine belt on my wife's 2000 ml320. I have it in place but I can't get a 17mm socket on the belt tension bolt that is shown in the you tube video.
JA: What shape is the serpentine belt in? Is it cracked, shiny, or frayed? And have you ever replaced one?
Customer: It is new, no I have never replaced one.
JA: Are you fixing your ML320 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: The belt is in place but I can't get a 17mm sockett on the belt tension bolt
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 3 months ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. My name is Marty.

Expert:  Marty replied 3 months ago.

You need to remove the viscous fan when replacing the belt. Otherwise there is not enough room to access the tensioner.

Expert:  Marty replied 3 months ago.

Let me know if you need anything else. Please remember to rate my service :-)

Expert:  Marty replied 3 months ago.

Just checking in. Did you get the job done?