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The tensioner pulley on my 1997 Cherolet Cavalier Z24 will not move so I can replace my serpentine belt. The old belt wore off while driving.

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You will have to replace your serpentine belt tensioner. Call local auto parts store and ask them if you can get just the pully or if you have to by the whole tensioner. Call around and don't be surprised if you can't get what you need from your local auto parts store because some do not carry after market belt tensionrs. In this case you will need to order it from a GM dealership's parts department.

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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.5L engine


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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.5L engine


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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt (A) routing-3.8L engine


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Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.


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STEP 1 Open the hood and locate the accessory belt diagram, which shows the routing of the belt in the engine.

STEP 2. Turn the tensioner pulley to the right by placing a 15-mm wrench on the bolt in the middle of the tensioner and rotating the entire pulley. The tensioner pulley is located in the middle of the power steering pump and the crankshaft, and across from the water pump.


STEP 3 Pull the belt off one of the pulleys and slowly rotate the tensioner back into its original position.

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STEP 4 Remove the old belt from the other pulleys and discard it.


STEP 5 Carefully Wrap the replacement serpentine belt around all but one of the pulleys using the belt diagram as a guide. Choose a pulley that is easy to access, i will suggest the power steering or tensioner pulley.

STEP 6 Hold the belt tight and rotate the tensioner pulley to the right.



STEP 7 Gently Slide the belt around the open pulley and move the tensioner pulley back into position.

FINAL STEP Ensure that the belt is properly wrapped around all of the pulleys. The belt sits in the middle of the groove of the pulley when properly installed.

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