Located at the right side (passenger side) of engine compartment......With a large handle ratchet, place on the center bolt of tension pully (look at schematic for location) turn away from belt (left or right depending on size and type of engine) while someone else grabs the loose belt and takes it off every pully and then follow the belt schematic to put new belt on while holding the tension pully the same way when you take the belt off......... do not spin any pully when doing this to avoid damage depending on engine type.......make sure person holding ratchet is strong enough to hold the ratchet for a good bit (may take a while to get at the belt)...... and do not put fingers close to pully where the belt rests...... may slip and clamp on fingers (this will hurt alot... found out the hard way)......... good luck Andrew, a Canadian auto apprentice!
Let me clarify this post.
Turn the bolt in the middle clock-wise (tightning). As you tighten the bolt, it will give and release tension on that pulley and allow you to remove the belt easily.
After reading the above post, I tried loosing the bolt and had a nightmare replacing the belt, but eventually got it. As I put everything back together, this last bolt I noticed when I tightened it all the way down, it applied pressure to the pulley and released tension. (I know it sounds stupid, but when you do it, you will see how it works).
How do you replace the serpentine belt in 1997 sunfire
I need to change mine really soon.
how do you know when thermostat is bad in 19997 Pontiac sunfire
There is no distributor cap on a Pontiac sunfire, only a coil pack. coil pack is located on the back of the engine.
where the headlight's adjustments screws for a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire are located
there is not one
A 1997 Pontiac Sunfire has an AC Filter located in the cabin. The filter can be found behind the glove compartment and is used replaceable.
A 1997 Pontiac Sunfire would have a voltage regulator and it would be found inside the alternator.
A diagram for the vacuum hoses on a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire is located in the service manual. It outlines where each hose goes and its function.
See stvndberryhill's answer under 1998 Pontiac Sunfire horn relays. This answer applies to all year models of Pontiac Sunfires.
What causes a 1997 Pontiac sunfire gt with a 2.4 liter engine to stall when stopped at a light
You must first remove the trunk door facia. (This is the part with the "Pontiac" lights in it.) Then you can get to the bulb to replace it.
15.2 US gallons.
Remove the serpentine belt. Tensioner is below Alternator. Remove the three mounting bolts on the tensioner baracket assembly. Replace entire unit.
Have a look at this webpage; http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/1995-to-2005-pontiac-sunfire-6.htm It has a pretty good history of Sunfire changes and options. FriPilot
i had it looked at and they said it was the oxygen sensor could that be the problem if so how hard is it to change.
I need help on fixing my back brakes on my 1997 sunfire
no.... Pontiac changed to a new transmission in 2000
I have a 98 sunfire with the 2.4L and it is getting about 35m/gal on the hwy.
On the column accross from the key lock cylinder
less heat in your car
The 1997 Pontiac Sunfire front bumper is held in place by six retaining clips and for retaining bolts. Remove the retaining bolts and pry outward on each retaining clip.