So, my new lower harness is in, but I still barely made it home from the mechanic from hell's shop (last time there ever!)
Before I isolated the harness issue, he said the alternator was bad (it's good) but I have a rebuilt one (that he could swap for a minimal fee).
Turns out, as I did my lower harness, he did not swap the alternator. But oh, he did have an assistant 'tighten the belt'.
Well as it turns out, seems like tightening the belt must be done very carefully on the 1992 500e? From what I gather, there is an order to follow before any adjustment can be made?
My belt is literally hanging off, about 2-4 inches of slack, I'm not sure how I made it home - I was close to stalling out at red lights and squealing everywhere.
The nut (with the plastic arrow indicator) loosens but nothing happens when it is tightened. The plastic arrow indicator was 180 degrees from the marker section.
The top screw-thing, with the rod beneath it, does nothing but shift from left to right when adjusted.
Is there a how-to on this and potential replacement that I am missing? Or did the mechanic not break it and I'm just doing something wrong?
It was fine before, no belt problems. The first picture is after I moved the plastic indicator back up. (Is the arrow even facing the right way?).
*Edit* It's not is it?? ArRRggh.
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