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Where should I place a jack and stands to replace the serpentine belt and water pump on my 98 Grand Am GT 3.1?

I will have to remove a motor mount that is over the top of the belt and I don't want to damage anything in the process.

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Usually put jack under oil pan with a board on top of jack . no stands required .

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