Re: Changing the drive belt tensioner on 2000 3.1...
This forum does not really cover these issues because it is for the new Chevy Malibu, but I might be able to help. What motor is it? If it is a 3.1 liter then I believe you are stuck with the information you previously posted. That goes the same for a 3.4 liter. If it is a 3.3 liter then you have to remove the belt first, but there is no motor mount in the way. You might be able to disconnect the belt and hang it over the motor mount so its out of the way untill you are done with the tensioner.
2008 Chevy Malibu 2LT
Imperial Blue Metallic
3.6 VVT & 6 Speed Auto
05/08 Lake Orion