SERPENTINE BELT

  • Tiny
  • jamcan1
  • 1995 Saturn SC2
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • manual
  • 185,000 miles

How do u replace the serpentine belt on a 1995 saturn sc2? I recharged my a/c and now the belt is slipping.

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Saturday, June 11th, 2011 AT 9:12 PM

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  • saturntech9
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If your belt is slipping then you need a new belt and a new belt tenisor yours is weak and letting the belt slip. Do you have a floor jack 15mm and 10mm deep sockets ratchet etc?

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Saturday, June 11th, 2011 AT 9:38 PM
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  • Wrenchtech
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Let me throw in one thing here. Make sure you haven't overcharged the system because that compressor could be locking up from the extreme pressure.

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Saturday, June 11th, 2011 AT 9:54 PM
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Compressor turns but belt squeals when I turn on a/c. When clutches kick in that's when the squealing starts. I have a floor jack and tools. One person told me I could remove it by taking off the driver's side front wheel but I thought I would ask the experts.

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Saturday, June 11th, 2011 AT 10:06 PM
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That is a good point wrench when I have seen those cars overcharged the high/low switch will cycle the compressor off I havent really seen them make the belt slip unless the a/c compressor or a/c clutch locking up. But anything is possible what are your a/c pressures?Also yes you can replace the belt tenisor thru the wheel well you just have to support the engine with a piece of wood between the floor jack and the oil pan. Then remove the upper engine mount and the side splash cover. You then can raise and lower the engine with the floor jack to get to the belt and the top and bottom bolt holding the tenisor in place.

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Saturday, June 11th, 2011 AT 10:39 PM
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A/c pressure is reading 35psi on the low side.

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Saturday, June 11th, 2011 AT 11:05 PM
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Thats not bad whats the high side read?

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Saturday, June 11th, 2011 AT 11:17 PM

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