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I am replacing the belt on a 95 Buick Century. I have to replace the tension pulley and only have one bolt left to remove from the engine. How do I remove the Power steering pulley so that I can get to the bolt that is behind it?

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You don't need to remove pully the holes in the pully will line up with the bolts

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

  • nathaniel566 Sep 22, 2011

    I am having the same problem. So I understand the pain being felt by bcw0124. I have removed all three of the bolts that line up with the holes, there's one left directly under the rim of the steering pulley. HELP PLEASE!

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How do you replace the serpentine belt on a 1995 Buick century 4 cylinder?


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  1. Loosen the driven accessory's pivot and mounting bolts.
  2. Move the accessory toward or away from the engine until there is enough slack in the belt to slip it over the pulley of the driven accessory.
  3. Remove the belt from the engine.
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  2. Rotate the tool counterclockwise to relieve belt tension.
  3. Remove the drive belt.
  4. Carefully release the tensioner pulley and remove the tool.
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  1. Route the belt over the pulleys, except tensioner.
  2. Place tool over tensioner, rotate counterclockwise and install belt.
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How do I install a belt tensioner for my 93 buick


CAUTION To avoid personal injury when rotating the serpentine belt tensioner, use a tight fitting wrench that is at least 24 in. (61cm) long.
  1. Take note of the belt's routing. Lift or rotate the tensioner using a suitable sized breaker bar in the square opening or box end wrench on the pulley nut. Remove the belt from the pulleys.



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Fig. Fig. 8: You can use a box-end wrench on the pulley nut to rotate the tensioner ...


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Fig. Fig. 9: ... then remove the belt from the pulleys


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Fig. Fig. 10: Serpentine drive belt routing and removal - 3.8L (VIN L) engine shown, VIN C similar


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Fig. Fig. 11: Make sure to note the drive belt routing prior to removing it - 3.8L (VIN K) engine shown


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Fig. Fig. 12: Drive belt removal on a 1992-95 supercharged engine
To install:
Be sure the belt is aligned into the proper grooves of the accessory drive pulleys.

  1. Lift the tensioner, and install the belt onto pulleys. Make sure the belt is routed properly.



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Fig. Fig. 13: Many vehicles have a label you can check to be sure the belt is installed and routed correctly

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These belts are very easy to change. Before you start draw the diagram of how the belt is routed. Once you have the routing, there is a spring loaded tension er pulley. You will need to pry it over to get the belt off. Then once you get the belt off, then put the new belt on all of the pulleys. Once it is on all of the pulleys. Pry the tension er and put it back on that pulley.
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  • 2

    Follow the serpentine (outer) belt to the three pulleys lined up vertically near the front of the engine compartment. Locate the middle pulley, which is the tension pulley for the belt.

  • 3

    Loosen the bolt on the middle pulley with a socket wrench by turning counter-clockwise. Do not remove the bolt, just turn it a couple of times. Loosen the tensioner bolt on the side of the of the pulley, facing the front of the vehicle.

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    Remove the serpentine belt and then loosen the bolt on the alternator. With the alternator loose, move it forward so that the alternator belt loosens up and then remove belt from the pulleys.

  • 5

    Install the new alternator belt by placing it over both inside pulleys. Tighten the tension on the alternator belt by moving the alternator back and keeping tension on it by holding it back with a long screwdriver. While the alternator belt is tight, use a socket wrench to tighten up the bolt on the alternator.

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    Place the serpentine belt back on the pulleys and then use a socket wrench on the bolt on the front of the tension pulley. Once the serpentine belt is tight, tighten up the bolt in the middle of the tension pulley.

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    The Haynes manual I have has TWO pages ripped out I have to replace the timing belt can you help me


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    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2. Turn the engine to align the timing marks and set cylinder No. 1 to TDC on the compression stroke. Once in this position, the engine must NOT be turned or disturbed. On DOHC Preludes without VTEC, hold each of the camshafts in the TDC position by inserting 5mm diameter punches into the alignment holes just behind each cam pulley.
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    5. Unplug the electrical connector at the cruise control actuator, then remove the actuator. Don't disconnect the cable; simply move the actuator out of the work area.
    6. Remove the belt from the power steering pump. Remove the mounting bolts for the pump. Without disconnecting the hoses, move the pump out of the way.
    7. Unplug the alternator wiring and connectors; remove the engine wiring harness from the valve cover.
    8. Loosen the adjusting and mounting bolts for the alternator and/or compressor. Remove the drive belt(s).
    9. Remove the valve cover.
    10. Remove the side engine mount support bracket, if equipped.
    11. Remove the upper timing belt cover.
    12. Support the engine with a floor jack on the oil pan (use a cushion between the jack and pan). Tension the jack so that it is just supporting the engine but not lifting it.
    13. Remove the side engine mount.
    14. Remove the dipstick and dipstick tube.
    15. Remove the crankshaft pulley bolt and remove the crankshaft pulley.
    This bolt is one of the tightest on the entire car. The pulley must be held in place while the bolt is loosened. One trick is to wrap an old drive belt around the pulley to hold it steady-don't try this with a belt that is to go back on the car; it will be stretched or damaged.
    1. If necessary for additional clearance to remove the lower timing belt cover, remove the two rear bolts from the center beam. Slowly lower the jack and the engine until the clearance is gained.
    2. Remove the rubber seal from around the belt tension adjusting nut (do not loosen the nut). Remove the lower timing belt cover.
    3. On all models except Prelude with VTEC, lock the timing belt adjuster arm in place using one of the lower cover (6 x 1mm) mounting bolts.
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    Fig. 10: On all engines except VTEC, the belt adjuster arm must be locked in place using one of the lower cover mounting bolts
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    3. Except Prelude VTEC models:
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    3. Loosen the tensioner adjusting nut and verify that the timing balancer belt adjuster moves freely.
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    1. Fit the balancer belt over the pulleys. Remove the bolt or rod from the maintenance hole.
    2. Temporarily install the crank pulley. Rotate the engine one turn counterclockwise, then tighten the tensioner adjusting nut to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm). Double check the positions of the timing marks and make sure they still line up. If not remove the belts and repeat the procedures.
    Both belt adjusters are spring-loaded to properly tension the belts. Do not apply any additional pressure to the pulleys or tensioners while performing the adjustment.
    1. Remove the crank pulley. Remove the lockbolt installed earlier on the timing belt adjuster arm. Install the maintenance bolt with a new washer. Tighten it to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
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    4. Install the key on the crankshaft and install the crankshaft pulley. Apply oil to the bolt threads and tighten it to the following: 1991-93 Accord: 159 ft. lbs. (220 Nm)
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    2. Install the side engine mount (refer to engine removal and installation for procedures). Remove the jack from under the engine.
    3. Install the upper belt cover.
    4. Install the side engine mount support bracket if it was removed.
    5. Install the valve cover.
    6. Install the compressor and/or alternator drive belt; adjust the tension.
    7. Route the wiring harness over the valve cover and connect the wiring to the alternator.
    8. Install the power steering pump and install the belt.
    9. Reinstall the cruise control actuator. Connect the vacuum hose and the electrical connector.
    10. Double check all installation items, paying particular attention to loose hoses or hanging wires, untightened nuts, poor routing of hoses and wires (too tight or rubbing) and tools left in the engine area.
    11. Refill the engine coolant.
    12. Install the splash shield under the engine.
    13. Connect the negative battery cable.
    14. Start the engine, allowing it to idle. Check for any signs of leakage or any sound of the belts rubbing or binding.

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    1990–95 4-Cylinder Accord and 1992–95 Prelude
    1. .
    2. Fig. 10: On all engines except VTEC, the belt adjuster arm must be locked in place using one of the lower cover mounting bolts 86803136.gif
      NOTE: There are two belts in this system; the one running to the camshaft pulley is the timing belt. The other, shorter one drives the balance shaft and is referred to as the balancer belt or timing balancer belt. Use a piece of chalk or a marker to place an identifying arrow on the belts. The arrow can identify the direction of rotation or the outer edge of the belts. The belts must be reinstalled so it moves in the same direction. Protect the belts from oil, coolant, etc. It's an even better idea to replace the belts at this point.
    3. Loosen the timing belt adjustment nut. Push on the tensioner to relieve tension from the balancer belt, then tighten the nut. Remove the balancer belt.
    4. On all models except Prelude with VTEC, loosen the lockbolt installed earlier and the adjusting nut. Push on the tensioner to release the timing belt, then tighten the nut. Carefully remove the timing belt. On Prelude VTEC models, remove the timing belt from the pulleys, then remove the bolts securing the auto-tensioner. Remove the auto-tensioner from the engine. To install:
    5. Check the position of the timing marks. The timing pointer must be perfectly aligned with the TDC (white mark) on the flywheel or flex-plate; the camshaft pulley must be aligned so that the word UP is at the top of the pulley and the marks on the edge of the pulley are aligned with the surfaces of the head. Additionally, the face of the front timing balancer pulley has a mark which must be aligned with the notch on the oil pump body. This pulley is the one to the left crank when viewed from the pulley end.
    6. Fit the timing belt over the pulleys and tensioner. On DOHC engines without VTEC, remove the 5mm pin punches from behind the cam pulleys.
    7. Except Prelude VTEC models:
      1. Temporarily install the crank pulley and bolt.
      2. Loosen the tensioner adjusting nut 1 turn, then tighten it. Rotate the crankshaft counterclockwise until the camshaft pulley has moved 3 teeth to create tension on the belt. Loosen the nut again, then tighten it to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm). NOTE: Always rotate the crankshaft counterclockwise when viewed from the pulley end. Rotating it clockwise will cause improper adjustment and possible damage.
      3. Tighten the lockbolt installed earlier to lock the timing belt adjuster arm. Remove the crank pulley.
    8. On Prelude VTEC models:
      1. Hold the auto-tensioner with the maintenance bolt facing up. Loosen and remove the bolt. NOTE: Handle the tensioner carefully so the oil inside does not spill or leak. Replenish with clean engine oil if any does leak. Total capacity is 1⁄4 fl. oz. (8 ml).
      2. Clamp the mounting flange of the tensioner in a vise using a cloth or blocks of wood to protect it. Insert a flat blade screwdriver into the maintenance hole. Place the stopper (tool number 14540-P13-003) or an equivalent clamp on the tensioner, then turn the screwdriver clockwise to compress the bottom. Be careful not to damage the threads or the gasket contact surface.
      3. Install the maintenance bolt on the tensioner with a new gasket. Tighten to 6 ft. lbs. (8 Nm).
      4. Make sure no oil is leaking from around the maintenance bolt, then install the tensioner on the engine. Make sure the stopper stays in place and tighten the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
      5. Remove the stopper. Fig. 11: On VTEC engines, the tensioner must be compressed before installing it on the engine 86803137.gif
        Fig. 12: Remove the stopper after installing the tensioner on the engine 86803138.gif

    9. Make sure all timing marks are positioned correctly (as described earlier).
    10. Align the rear timing balancer pulley (to the right of the crank pulley) using a 6x100mm bolt or rod. Mark the bolt or rod at a point 2.913 in. (74mm) from the end. Remove the bolt from the maintenance hole on the side of the block; insert the rod into the hole. Align the 74mm mark with the face of the hole. This pin will hold the shaft in place during installation.
    11. Loosen the tensioner adjusting nut and verify that the timing balancer belt adjuster moves freely. Fig. 13: The balancer shaft must be held in position during timing belt installation 86803139.gif

    12. Fit the balancer belt over the pulleys. Remove the bolt or rod from the maintenance hole.
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    14. Remove the crank pulley. Remove the lockbolt installed earlier on the timing belt adjuster arm. Install the maintenance bolt with a new washer. Tighten it to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
    15. Install the lower cover, making certain the rubber seals are in place and correctly located. Tighten the retaining bolts to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
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    17. Install the key on the crankshaft and install the crankshaft pulley. Apply oil to the bolt threads and tighten it to the following:
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      • 1991–93 Accord: 159 ft. lbs. (220 Nm)
      • 1992–93 Prelude: 159 ft. lbs. (220 Nm)
      • 1994–95 Accord and Prelude: 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm)
    18. Install the dipstick tube and dipstick.
    19. Install the side engine mount (refer to engine removal and installation for procedures). Remove the jack from under the engine.
    20. Install the upper belt cover.
    21. Install the side engine mount support bracket if it was removed.
    22. Install the valve cover.
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    24. Route the wiring harness over the valve cover and connect the wiring to the alternator.
    25. Install the power steering pump and install the belt.
    26. Reinstall the cruise control actuator. Connect the vacuum hose and the electrical connector.
    27. Double check all installation items, paying particular attention to loose hoses or hanging wires, untightened nuts, poor routing of hoses and wires (too tight or rubbing) and tools left in the engine area.
    28. Refill the engine coolant.
    29. Install the splash shield under the engine.
    30. Connect the negative battery cable.
    31. Start the engine, allowing it to idle. Check for any signs of leakage or any sound of the belts rubbing or binding.

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