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Can the serpentine belt if put on backwards cause the timing belt to jump in any way on a 2003 saturn l300 v6

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The serpentine belt has ridges in it, and should only be put on with the ridges facing downward toward the ridges on the pulleys., there is a possibility that the timing could have jumped due to the serpentine belt slipping.

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