On my 97 Cavalier I can use a 15mm box end wrench on the spring tension idler pulley. The idler pulley is in the middle of all the pulleys on the belt. It is right under the engine mount and above the crankshaft pulley. It is difficult to get to, but I can put the wrench on the bolt in the center of the pulley and apply clockwise force (looking at the engine from the passenger side fender) to rotate the idler down. This will loosen the belt. You will need to do the same to re-install the belt. Be careful, the pulley will try to spring up when you remove the belt. Make sure you memorize or draw the belt path before you remove it. If you forget, Advance Auto Parts can print a diagram.
It was the same for our 2004 Cavalier. I took the right wheel off and lining behind it.... much much easier! (pulley and belt right there)
Remove the belt from your 2004 Chevy Cavalier alternator. Remove the alternator wiring harness. Remove the alternator retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install your new alternator.
Remove the belt from your 2002 Chevy Cavalier alternator. Remove the wiring harness from the back of the alternator. Remove the alternator retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install your new alternator.
Begin by removing the 2003 Chevy Cavalier alternator belt. Remove the wiring from the back of the alternator. Remove the alternator retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install your new alternator.
carefully with tools and the battery disconnected
You will need to loosen the alternator tensioner bolt. Slide the alternator to the left to loosen the alternator belt. Take the alternator belt off and reverse the process to install the new alternator belt.
There is a tensioning pulley that you can move to loosen the belt. Look at the belt diagram in the engine compartment to locate it.
The Alternator is mounted solidly to the engine. It does not adjust. You have to use a wrench to pry back the Serpentine Belt Tensioner ,, remove the belt ,, and then remove all of the bolts that hold the Alternator on.
Where is the stater located on a Chevy Cavalier located?
2.2L Altenator on a 2.2L, AND, 2.4L on a 2.4L ONLY!
My 1997 Chevy Cavalier with 2.2L motor used a 15mm socket.
NEED help is there a diagram with the bolts in the backseat of a 1998 chevy cavalier?