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Change drive belt, the spring has drop off that hook to the idle bar and brake. Can not see where the spring hook on brake bar

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The belt in on, ready to reinstall idle spring, 2011 z forse s48, no place look right for the spring to hook to Brake bar

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

# 6 spring for idler, hooks to hole in the cross member, just above # 10 in the link below.

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