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How do you replace the tensioner and serpentine belt on a 1996 Saturn SL2?


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2015-07-16 19:21:48
2015-07-16 19:21:48

The serpentine belt you can look at the diagram in your engine compartment for actual routing.

The tensioner mounts to the left side of the engine. You need to unbolt the whole assembly.

Actually, the belt can be loosened by tightening the bolt of the tensioner pulley. When fully tightened, the pulley will act as a swivel.


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Near the top of the serpentine belt path is a belt tensioner; it is spring loaded and has a shinney pulley on it. Insert a wrench into this tensioner and pull against it and the tension will be released so you can replace your belt. I am assuming your question is about the serpentine belt.

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I think it has a serpentine belt,at least mine does You can put a 15mm wrench on the tensioner and pull it toward you, the belt will slide right off.

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