How do you get the accessory drive belt or serpentine belt off of a 1989 sunbird?

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Pontiac Sunbird

To remove the accessory drive belt or the serpentine belt from the motor on a 1989 Sunbird, it is necessary to loosen the belt tensioner. Look for a pulley that has a bolt in a slot. Loosen the bolt and move the tensioner so there is a gap in the belt. Then remove the belt from each pulley.

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