Is changing a serpentine belt on a 2002 Saturn sl2 difficult Tools needed and HOW?
No, it is relatively simple but will be easiest if you remove
the passenger front tire and remove the splash guards. This will
give you the best access to the tensioner pulley, requires a 14mm
open end wrench turning clockwise to release tension on the belt.
Remove the old belt and install the new belt, notice how easy it is
to get the belt on the crank pulley with the wheel apart...it took
me about 3 hours of trying to thread the belt around the water pump
and over the crank pulley to decide there must be a better
way....this is it. I recommend having a second set of hands
available as it is easiest to thread the new belt over crank,
tensioner, idler, alternator, power steering pump and water pump
then put the 14mm wrench on the tensioner pulley bolt and rotate
clockwise again and have your friend put the belt on the A/C
compressor pulley. Reassemble the splash guards and put the tire on
and you are done.