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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 1995-2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L Serpentine Belt Replacement

Fits years: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

All Chevrolet Cavalier for sale Tools required:
  • 15mm wrench

  • 8mm wrench


Step 1: Open the vehicle's hood.

Step 2: Using the 8mm wrench, disconnect the vehicle's positive battery cable.

Step 3: Loosen the 15mm belt tensioner bolt (1) to release the tension on the belt.


Turn the tensioner bolt COUNTER CLOCKWISE.

Step 4: Once the tension is released, you can remove the belt. Slowly let the tensioner bolt return to its resting position.

Step 5: Using the routing diagram provided on the UNDERSIDE of the hood, near the radiator, or in the owner's manual, route the NEW serpentine belt around the proper pulleys.

Step 6: Once the belt is in position, tighten the 15mm tensioner bolt (1).


NOTE: The belt should be taut, but not stretched or overly tight!

Step 7: Reconnect the vehicle's positive battery cable.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

95 1995, 96 1996, 97 1997, 98 1998, 99 1999, 00 2000, 01 2001, 02 2002, 03 2003, 04 2004, 05 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Replacement Instructions

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