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2002 saturn Vue V6: Pulley

Just trying to see if anyone can explain to me how to change the tensioner pulley in my satrun. I've been told that it's only a 1 hour job but i need to know how it's done.

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Correct, but it is sometimes more difficult without help and the proper tools. First make sure it is not just the belt squealing.

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