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Belt tensioner removal

I want to remove the belt tentioner on a 1997 pontiac grand prix se. Could you explain to me how to do it?

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It haves 1 bolt you will need to find the right size socket and put it on a braker bar to get it loose then reverse to put new one on

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Hello! I'm not sure if you have a N/A or Supercharged 3.8 - so I've put both diagrams below.
You'll need a 15mm wrench to move the tensioner pulley.

SE, GT models with 3.8:

97-03 with L67 (Supercharged)

Accessory drive belt:

Supercharger belt:


Hope this helps. Thanks for using FixYa!

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