I took my car into the repair shop to have a free oil change done (normally I do those myself). They told me my serpentine belt is going bad and gave me an estimate for $123 to have it replaced. I bought one from AutoZone for $23 and am looking to replace it myself. I had AutoZone print out the directions to replace it, one set describes loosening the tensioner, slipping off the old belt, and sliding the new belt on, presto! The other method describes removing the engine cover, a valve cover, some electrical wiring, etc. I’m not sure which engine I have to know which instructions to follow.
Anyone has a 2003 Matrix SRX 1.8L with ‘y’ as the 5th letter in the VIN? Or any advice on replacing the serpentine belt? Is it something I should try or could I completely screw up my car’s engine?