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Need a Step by step guide on replacing the tension(er) pulley for the Serpentine belt on a 1993 Saturn Sl1 1.9 with AC and PS. I already have removed the upper engine mount bracket and also the PS pump, So I can get in the confined space a little easier. Now do I need to remove the AC unit at all? and what are the correct size's on the bolts for the pulley and also which bolts are the ones that hold it on? there are a few bolts around the pulley but from the angle I am viewing it, it is hard to tell which bolts exactly are to be removed? A step by step instructional guide would be nice to have at this time?? help... please??

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  • pjoesphs Jul 25, 2008

    Never mind , I fixed it now ,
    The Solution to this is to Jack up the vehicle on the front passenger side, Remove the wheel, Please put a jack stand or some other form of support under the car for safety reasons, then remove the Dust/ Splash Guard from the inner wheel well you will have to get new fasteners after wards, the tension(er) lower bolt should be visible, the top bolt you will need to be a bit cleaver at reaching but with a 10 mm socket you should be able to loosen the tension(er) pulley and remove it . Then put the new one in . and follow the diagram as per the sticker on the front frame of the engine compartment to replace the belt.


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