CMF Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Alameda, CA USA
Re: 2000 Chevy Malibu Serpentine Belt Replacement
The engine mount is pretty hard to miss, although the cruise control module does sit above it.
The cruise control box is easy to unclip and move back out of the way.
If you can find the power steering pump, the engine mount you must remove is just next to it.
When you do this, loosen the nuts on the body side of the mount before you do the bolts on the engine side. And you will need to put a scissor jack under that side of the engine to keep it from sagging down.
Once you get the mount plate off, the belt just barely fits between the two sides, but fit it does.
A standard 3/8" drive breaker bar is the right tool for releasing the belt tensioner.
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