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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual / Powertrain / Engine / Pulleys and Belts / Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement

Special Tools

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

Removal Procedure
  1. Remove the right front wheelhouse liner extension. Refer to Front Wheelhouse Liner Inner Front Extension Replacement
  2. Install the engine support fixture. Refer to Engine Support Fixture.
  3. Remove the engine mount bracket. Refer to Engine Mount Bracket Replacement - Right Side.


  4. Install the EN-48488 holding wrench (2) to the drive belt tensioner (1).


  5. Move the drive belt tensioner clockwise until the drive belt tensioner can be fixed with EN-955 locking pin (1).
  6. Remove the EN-48488 holding wrench .
  7. Remove the drive belt.
  8. Repeat steps 4 and 5 in order to remove the EN-955 locking pin from the drive belt tensioner.


  9. Remove the lower drive belt tensioner bolt (1).
  10. Remove the upper drive belt tensioner bolt (2).
  11. Remove the drive belt tensioner (3).
Installation Procedure

    Install the drive belt tensioner (3).
  1. Install the drive belt tensioner (3).
  2. Install the lower drive belt tensioner bolt (1).
  3. Install the upper drive belt tensioner bolt (2).
  4. Caution:

    Refer to Fastener Caution.

  5. Tighten the lower drive belt tensioner bolt (1) to 22 Y (16 lb ft)

    .

  6. Tighten the upper drive belt tensioner bolt (2) to 55 Y (41 lb ft)

    .



  7. Note:

    Engine mount bracket is removed.

  8. Install the EN-48488 holding wrench (2) to drive belt tensioner (1).


  9. Move the drive belt tensioner clockwise until the drive belt tensioner can be fixed with EN-955 locking pin (1).
  10. Install the drive belt.
  11. Move the drive belt tensioner clockwise until EN-955 locking pin can be removed.
  12. Allow the tensioner to slide back slowly.
  13. Remove the EN-48488 holding wrench .
  14. Install the engine mount bracket. Refer to Engine Mount Bracket Replacement - Right Side.
  15. Install the right front wheelhouse liner extension. Refer to Front Wheelhouse Liner Inner Front Extension Replacement.
  16. Remove the engine support fixture. Refer to Engine Support Fixture.
Drive Belt Tensioner Removal
Remove the drive belt tensioner bolt (1). Remove the drive belt tensioner (2). ...

Drive Belt Installation
Special Tools EN-955 Locking Pins EN-48488 Holding Wrench For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Note: Ensure that the drive belt tensioner is held with EN-955?E ...

Other materials:

System Operation
The vehicle has a Traction Control System (TCS) and StabiliTrak®, an electronic stability control system. These systems help limit wheel slip and assist the driver in maintaining control, especially on slippery road conditions. TCS activates if it senses that any of the drive wheels are spinni ...

Drive Range, Sixth Gear (Gen 2)
As vehicle speed increases, the transmission control module (TCM) processes input signals from the automatic transmission input and output speed sensors, the throttle position sensor and other vehicle sensors to determine the precise moment to command ON the normally-low 26 pressure control so ...

Transmission Indicators and Messages
The following transmission-related indicators and messages may be displayed on the Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC). For a complete listing and description of all vehicle indicators and messages, refer to Indicator/Warning Message Description and Operation. "TRANSMISSION HOT IDLE ...

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