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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-30-2014, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Easiest way to remove and replace serpentine belt?

I've seen people say to remove the engine mount and some people say not to. I have a 17 inch long 3/8in breaker bar with a swivel end. Which method would be easiest to do on a 2.2L?


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Works better with the proper tool.

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I'm curious what the difference is using that instead of my breaker bar?


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where can I get this tool? I need to do my serpentine belt bad!
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Helps if you have a buddy to pull at the tensioner while you work the belt. I used a breaker bar. Idle the engine for a bit afterwards to properly seat the belt before you drive.

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I'm gonna have to buy that tool. Really dumb how close the pulley is to fender wall


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I just used a jack and a 3/8 rebar and jacked the tensionner from underneath the car. Took 10 minutes to replace the belt.
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How do you jack the tensioner


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Just nudged the rebar underneath the tensioner and then just jacked the rebar with a floor jack enough to relieve the tension on the belt.
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