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Impala While undergoing many facelifts in its history, the Impala has proved itself to both civilians and police forces as one of the most capable 4-door cars GM has ever offered. Currently moving towards its 10th generation the Impala is one of the longest lasting and popular models.

2014 Chevrolet Impala
Includes: Bel-air
Platform: B-body & W-body

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Old 07-08-2011, 07:20 AM
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Exclamation 2001 impala serpentine belt issues....help

my 2001 impala needed a new belt, but when I put it on (following diagram correctly) it jumps off every time I start the engine....what am I doing wrong?
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:42 PM
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It's the 3.4 engine, and all pulleys move freely, no wobbles. They do not all line up exactly (but thats how they were when the old belt was on) theyre within 1/4 inch of each other. The tensioner pulley rests on about 1/2 the belt (again, how it was on the old belt) Any suggestions???
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:06 PM
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Welcome to the forum. It sounds like you have your answer, i.e., pulleys are not lining up. I assume the previous owner botched something. Rent a pulley puller/installer kit and then fix the problem. You may also need to replace the tensioner assembly.
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:20 AM
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what im not understanding is.....if it is the pulley alignment, how did the old belt work without issues for so long? just luck?
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:44 AM
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If it got you stumped when you're standing there, there'd be no way for me to tell. How long has the old belt been there and what's its current condition? Did you compare the old one with the new?
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