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Where is the spring loaded tensioner on a V6 Grand Am?

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2005-12-10 08:29:46
2005-12-10 08:29:46

There should be a diagram of the pully path under the hood. Look for a pully that doesn't look like a logical place for a powered unit. It will be relatively small compared to the other pullies.

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