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diagram for replacing a serpentine belt on a 1998 chevy cavalier

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Do you have a diagram for replacing a serpentine belt on a 1998 chevy cavalier?
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Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Don - Mo Lurch replied 11 years ago.



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Fig. 6: Serpentine drive belt routing with A/C-GM 1998-2000 2.2L engine




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Fig. 7: Serpentine drive belt routing without A/C-GM 1998-2000 2.2L engine




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Fig. 8: Serpentine drive belt routing-GM 2.3L and 2.4L engine



Disconnect the negative battery cable.




  1. Rotate the drive belt tensioner to relieve the belt tension. The procedure is as follows:




    1. On the 2.2L engine, use aXXXXXtool or a special belt removal tool to rotate the tensioner clockwise.



    2. On the 2.3L and 2.4L engines, use a 13mm drive tool or a special belt removal tool to rotate the tensioner clockwise.



    3. While holding the tensioner back, remove the belt from around one pulley.



  2. Remove the belt from around the remaining pulleys.


To install:




  1. Position the belt around the pulleye in the proper routing with the exception of one pulley. It is easiest to keep the belt off of the easiest pulley to access. Hold the belt tight with your hands and using the proper tool for your engine, rotate the tensioner clockwise and place the belt around the final pulley.



  2. Release the tensioner slowly until it site firmly against the belt.


If the tensioner doee not touch the belt or the wear indicator marks are not within specification, the belt is routed incorrectly or the wrong belt has been installed.




  1. Connect the negative battery cable.



  2. Start the engine and ensure that the belt runs smoothly and no abnormal noises exist.