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Need step-by-step instructions for serpentine belt installation on 6 cyl. 1997 Chevy Malibu

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The solution sent to me only pointed out the obvious. It made no mention of the need to remove 2 motor mount bolts & jack up the engine 1 1/2 inches to thread the belt on.

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Fig. 1
Serpentine drive belt routing-GM 3.1L engine L/N bodies

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Fig. 2.
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