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Dont know how to change the belt on an 88 corsica 2.0 there is not the usual tensioner

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    VWdan May 11, 2010

    what kind of belt(s) vee or a single serpentine?



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If there is no spring loaded tensioner then it is probably the alternator that has a slider you can adjust. To be sure grab the belt and pull on it as hard as possible. It may be possible that the tensioner has locked up. Ask your local GM dealer if they have a tensioner available for your car. Good luck Moe

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2. Loosen the bracket or belt tension adjusting bolt, and the pump mounting bolt.
3. Loosen the belt tension until the belt can be removed. On some cars, it is necessary to lift the vehicle on a hoist and gain access to the power steering pump from underneath the vehicle.
4. Remove the hoses from the pump, and cap the pump fittings and hoses.
5. Remove the belt tension adjusting bolt and the mounting bolt, and remove the pump.
6. Check the pump mounting bolts and bolt holes for wear. Worn bolts must be replaced. If the bolt mounting holes in the pump are worn, pump replacement is necessary.
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