Question about 2001 Saturn SL
NEED TO REPLACE SERPENTINE BELT
You'll need a 14mm socket wrench.
Locate the belt tensioner pulley. It's the one closest to the alternator and the only one that comes in contact with the back surface of the belt.
Fit the socket on to the bolt on the pulley.
Try to turn it clockwise.
This should swing the pulley down and loosen the belt,
Slide the belt off one of the other pulleys.
When it's clear, release the tensioner, remove the belt.
Same deal in reverse to replace the belt.
Here's a diagram
Hope this helps
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
Thats not the correct routing on the 01. The belt diagram is under the hood, you need a 14mm wrench you will not be able to get a socket in there as its to tight. I used a 14mm wrench and put a 13mm wrench on it to make it longer and its easier to hold.
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
I had to do this with mine a while back. Don't remember the exact steps, my Dad pretty much did everything, but I would try to get ahold of a Saturn book that shows diagrams like the one posted. It was kind of a pain to put on, def a 2 person job so you can get it pulled around everything.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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