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Old 12-23-2011, 10:04 PM   #8
David Lewis
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Default Re: Changing the serpentine belt on the Ecotec

The just changed the S-Belt on my sister's Ion and let me tell you that Craftsman Serpentine Belt tool was unfortunately no help to me I thought that I was going to have it made after reading David 93 SL2m Post but it wasn't to be. Maybe another car but not an Ion.

The Problem was very little room to play with and due to the way the tensioner was "Clocked" I couldn't get the extension of the tool to fit in the tensioner from the top.

The solution you ask I took one wire hanger and took it apart to make a wire to which I then threaded across the pivot of the tensioner and the pulley. We then tied the other end of the wire to a poll or a bar and then lift the bar it should lift the tensioner. Problem solved.


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