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Hi Tim. I assume you have the 6 cylinder engine?
Ok. Have you removed the belt tensioner?
Ok. What about the tensioner?
The actual belt tensioner needs to be removed for clearance.
According to saturn's procedure, the belt tensioner needs to come out and it comes out the top
Looking at the procedure for the 4 cylinder, they don't specify whether it comes out the top or bottom.
Does it look like it will make it out the top if you remove the tensioner?
LOL I totally know what you mean. I constantly have busted up knuckles and cut up arms from working on these machines. Take a look at the truck, and let me know if the tensioner removal will make this job happen. I will leave this question open until I hear back from you. Let me know. Thanks!
Ok. unfortunately that's all the information I have. I was Looking at another procedure, and it specifies to remove it from the bottom, so one says top, another says bottom. It does however say to turn the steering wheel all the way to the right. Have you done that, and would that allow it to come out the bottom toward the front? Or is it still too tight for removal?
were you able to get it out the bottom by turning the wheel hard right?
the end link was in the way? That's not bad. Glad you got it taken care of. Wish the procedures gave that detail. They usually don't give us all the details. Just the main ones. The minor additions are left for us to figure out in the shop sometimes. Good job. Sorry I wasn't more helpful.