2000 Pontiac Grand Am Serpentine belt replace ment / repair

Tiny
GELMAN
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  • 2000 PONTIAC GRAND AM
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 153,000 MILES
Hi
The serpentine belt broke and I was looking for information on putting a new one on.
My main question is how to retract the spring loaded tensioner.
I am presuming a wrench on the bolt at the front of the tensioner will do it but want to be sure.
it is a 3.1 litre v6 with the alt on the top left.
I am pretty sure I have found a digram of the routing for the belt ( car was painted and I can't find one on the vehicle ) but if you could provide that as well that would be great
Thanks
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 AT 11:55 AM

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Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/tec_info/2000/pontiac/grand_am/2000_pontiac_grand%20am_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm
click the link and it will take you all the pictures you may need

locate the tensioner and pull away from the belt
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Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 AT 8:17 PM
Tiny
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There is a tension bar which you can buy or rent from most auto part stores for like $30. It will make life alot easier for you when you replace the belt.
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Thursday, February 12th, 2009 AT 9:10 AM

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