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1998 Saturn SL Ideler pulley repair

How do you get to the pulley?And do you need a special tool?I have changed them on Dodge Caravans. Thank-you

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Pull the tire off the passenger side. The wheel well cover comes off and gives access to the pulley. No special tools.

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