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It's located on the passenger side slightly below the water pump. follow the belt routeing and you will see it and the spring tensioner arm the pulley mounts on, They pulley itself is secured with a 15mm head bolt and can be replaced without buying the entitre arm. The square hole in the arm is where you insert a breakover bar to release the belt tension. we need to find the tension pulley for the - 10ca3f8.jpg
This is what you are looking for,,, I hope this helps....and please use caution when replaceing belts, lots of "pinch points" that can hurt your hands.

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Look for a pulley that is attached to an arm, it moves a little when engine is running as the tensioner keeps the belt tight..

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It doesn't hurt to draw a picture of the belt routing before removing the belt. Most GM's will have a diagram of the belt routing. I think yours is located on the plastic cover that is near the water pump.

If you don't have a diagram the belt is routed like this.

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(1999 pontiac grand prix 3100 v6) how do I remove and replace my serpentine belt successfully?


Instructions Things You'll Need
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    • 1

      Park the Pontiac in a safe work area and open the hood.

    • 2

      Inspect the top of the black plastic cover that surrounds the fan for the serpentine belt routing diagram. This diagram has the instructions for installing the new serpentine belt around the accessory pulleys.

    • 3

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    • 4

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  • Slowly pull the ratchet toward the center of the engine. The pulley will pivot on the arm allowing you to get the belt on the final pulley.
  • Slowly release the tension.
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Off:
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  • Locate the tensioner pulley. It's one of the smaller ones and is mounted on a spring loaded arm. It's job, as the name suggests, is to keep the belt tight. Get your socket on the center nut of this pulley.
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  • Slowly release the tension.
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