i have a 1998 chevy malibu v6 i have to replace the serpentine belt and the water pump, my questions are, do i have to reset timimng and is it hard and a long process to do.

Charla Parrish

Asked by Dec 03, 2014 at 01:56 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

replacement of serpentine belt and water pump... how much time for replacement? also
do i have to reset time? is it hard?

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It takes a couple hours if your hurrying a buddy of mine has a 98 malibu we had to put a water pump I can't remeber about the timing tho

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Charla Parrish

do i have to take off the motor mount to put belt on

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Yes and you put a jack underneath the motor to hold it up

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thanks so much for your help


Serpentine belts don't take very long to put on once you figure out the routing. There is usually a diagram of the routing path some where under the hood. You don't have to take off anything, however you may need a special wrench or 1/2" drive ratchet to push the tensioner out of the way while you slip it over the last pulley.

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