You have to replace a V-Belt, and you can't get to it. 

Don't Panic, read on.

Step 1: How to Sneak in a V-Belt

V-Belts are commonly used to drive the accessories on the engine of a car. The common configuration shown has the crankshaft pulley driving the water pump (vital for cooling) and alternator (charges the battery)  with V-belt A and the power steering pump and AC compressor driven by the crankshaft pulley and V-Belt B. The crankshaft turns, and everything turns, you have heat, AC, power steering, and you don't run down the battery. Most important, you don't overheat the engine.  As things wear out, you may have occasion to replace one or the other.  It's best to replace a belt when worn instead of broken, that way you're not in a pickle.

 I've seen this configuration on cars by Geo, Volvo, Mercedes that have the engine in a fore-aft direction. It shows the belts and pulleys as you might see them looking through the radiator towards the engine and everything behind it.
Thank you. I was excited when I figured this out underneath a Volvo.
Very clever, thanks for sharing.
Ermagherd! <br>Love this!

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Bio: Andy McLeod, Design Engineer. Creative studies major. I still want to save the world. Maybe I need a cape.
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