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I have a 2000 geo metro that the fan belt squeals when its cold-do I have to change the water pump when I change the belt?

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On a 2/3G Metro there is one bolt above the alternator and one in each side of the bottom. the bottom ones act as a hinge and must be loosened the top one is the adjuster. If the belt squeals it always means that the belt is loose, nothing more.

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As long as the squeal is from the belt and the pump is not leaking, I don't see any reason to change the water pump. If it is the main drive belt and not the A/C belt, you use the alternator for belt tension. You don't have to remove the screws, you only need to loosen them enough to allow the alternator to move. If I remember correctly, There are 2 bolts. 1 on a track which allows it to move in and out and the other more or less acts like the hinge. The A/C belt (if you have A/C) has its own tensioner which is easier to get to under the car. 2 screws, 1 locks it, the other is the adjustment. I am going by memory so if I'm not quite right that is why. I hope this helps.

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