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Change the serpentine belt on a 2000 Buick Regal

There is not enough clearance to get a socket wrench on the hex part of the tensioner due to the windshield washer reservoir being to very close to the tensioner. Do I remove the reservoir, get a special tool or what do I do to make this replacement? I need to put a wrench on the tensioner to release the old belt and provide clearance for the new belt when it is installed. Thanks.

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Yes, just remove reservoir, 2 bolts i think, and move it enogh to det clearance.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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