Thanks, I think I'll make a template with your dimensions as start. The vice grips sound like the despirate method. My luck I'd screw up the belt and pulley. I'll let you know how it goes.
Luckily I'm not in a situation where its a have to do project. I just had the shop replace the radiator and the TS housing. WP replaced 6 months ago. Just preparing.
Question: Any idea what is the typical morning squeel/noise coming from the drive belt train on the E36? I'm guessing the tensioner pulley is dry. Goes away in 20 secs.
2004 Lexus GX470
1989 Ford F250