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Changing Serpentine Belt on 2003 Envoy L6

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Svartolf, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Svartolf

    Svartolf New Member

    Does the 2003 Envoy L6 engine use a spring tension or a manually set tension for the serpentine belt?
  2. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Welcome aboard... You would most likely get more info if you were to post this question in the appropriate subforum. But it should be a Spring tensioner.
  3. retired2001

    retired2001 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the GMTruckClub!
  4. Svartolf

    Svartolf New Member

    Thank you. I am new at this (forum) and don't understand how to use it correctly. So, if it is a spring tensioner, can I change the belt by just leveraging the tensioner away from the belt, or do I have to loosen a bolt first?
  5. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Nope you leverage it away from the belt.
  6. Svartolf

    Svartolf New Member

    I see two plastic idlers, one on the right side (looking from the front), and one on the left. The one one the left is on a short arm. Is this the one I am to leverage to get the belt off?
  7. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Should be i would try and make sure you are on the tensioner.
  8. Svartolf

    Svartolf New Member

    I got it now. The one on the short arm can be pushed down to release the tension. Thanks for your help and your patience.
  9. Eddie Z71

    Eddie Z71 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Hi, and welcome to the site!
  10. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the club.

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