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I had to replace the water pump on my 1998 cavalier and the timing belt was hard to get off but it is impossable to get back on HELP

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    Stephen McGloughlin May 11, 2010

    Do you mean the timing belt or the serpentine belt?

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Timing belt has nothing to do with changing the water pump and that engine should have a timing chain anyway.... assuming it is the serpentine belt:

there should be a belt tensioner. A pulley that is spring loaded and keeps the belt tight. It wouldn't have any grooves in it like the other pulleys. get a wrench on the center bolt and pull it clock-wise, put the belt on, then release. It is easier to do with two people. make sure you route the belt correctly.

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