MAIN service belt change questions
I foresee a belt change in the near future for my GTO, and I don't have much mechanical experience.
I did help a neighbor change his serpentine belt on his 2003 Malibu. We had to remove the coolant overflow tank, and various other odds and ends.
We also needed to remove the passenger side motor mount to install the belt which required a hydraulic jack underneath the motor to keep the motor from dropping when changing the belt.
He's never changed his belt before, but with the both of us, we managed to get the job done.
My question is, are there any odds and ends that I can remove when changing my main belt to make the job easier? What about the radiator shroud? Those plastic retainers that keep it pinned in place, will those need to be replaced?
What else can I do to make the job go as easy and as smooth as possible?
Thanks for any help!
2006 GTO, Cyclone Grey
Mods: Magnaflow Exhaust