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Old 01-03-2014, 11:26 PM   #9
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2005 VUE 2.2L
Default Re: Changing the serpentine belt on the Ecotec

2005 2.2 ECOTEC:::::::
I too tried a serp. belt "tool" but to no avail( for same reasons given above.)

I ended up blocking the engine behind and with a jack below.

Removed the motor mount once it was safe to do so( everybody supported) and jacked it up slightly. I still didn't have enough room to get a 3/8" ratchet, so I ended up using a crowbar(3'long) to push the engine over a skosh to get the ratchet in...

Tension off, belt off, then came removal of the tensioner itself to remove a very tired pulley.

I believe the torque to be 33 ft-lbs for the fastener( tensioner to engine).

TOmorrow's another day.

'05 ,2.2L, FWD,5-speed stick with transaxle death rattle is history,,,
'17 Suby Forester

245216 mi. VUe is off to the dealer auction
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