93 SL2 how do you take off the serpentine belt?

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by KathyJailShame, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. Hello

    I am putting an AC compressor on an SL2 today. How do you take off the
    serpentine belt? There is very little room to work with on this car. I have a
    breaker bar, but I don't know if it can be used on this car.

    Please help, thank you.
     
    KathyJailShame, Jul 26, 2004
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  2. You need to release the tension on your automatic tensioner...and you can do
    that with a wrench (13mm? I can't remember)

    You might be able to reach it from the top, but I did mine from the bottom,
    since I was replacing the tensioner anyway.

    Take off the passenger side front wheel and remove the plastic splash
    guards. The tensioner is right there. Put the wrench on the center nut of
    the tensioner pulley and turn clockwise. The tensioner is spring loaded, so
    you'll have to put a little muscle into it, but it's not hard. Once you
    have some slack in the belt, simply slip it off the pulley and you'll have
    enough slack to take it off your compressor.

    Try it from the top if you want. It's probably accessible. Once you know
    how, you can change the serpentine in a matter of minutes.

    Good luck.

    B
     
    Barry Schnoor, Jul 27, 2004
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