Re: installing a serpentine belt on a 2003 cadillac cts
I have a 2003 Cadillac cts replaced engine and know my battery completely dies its not the alternator have changed it 4 times and it still says service electrical system and service charging system please help/
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The same thing happened to my 03 CTS. The camshaft position sensor code is often thrown for a variety of reasons. In my case somehow the ECM went when the timing belt jumped (after the serpentine belt broke). It was a bear to diagnose but after installing a rebuilt ECM it runs great. (Don't make the mistake I made: the cylinder head gaskets will fit nicely on either side but if not placed on the correct sides you'll block the single oil port which provides engine oil to the head)
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The 1994 Oldsmobile 88 does not have a cam/timing belt. It uses a chain so I am assuming you are talking about the serpentine belt. There should be a routing diagram of the serpentine belt under the hood somewhere. May be on the underside of the hood or on the radiator mount. Also can be found in your owner's manual. If the belt came of you need to find out why. Either the belt is worn out or the tensioner is defective or both. I would suggest you replace the belt for sure. Here is a diagram of the routing of the belt on your 1994 Olds 88 with 3.8 V6.
Check to ensure the Sienna's engine is cold, then make sure
the Sienna is in park, the ignition is in the off position and the key
is removed from the ignition to prevent any possibility of the engine
engaging during the serpentine belt replacement.
Open the hood and locate the serpentine belt routing diagram
sticker on the side of the engine casing. Study it for a moment before
removing the existing belt. It is essential the new belt be installed
exactly as the diagram indicates.
Find the tensioner pulley, the main pulley that controls the
serpentine belt, and fit a 1/2-inch socket wrench over the
self-tensioner on the outside of the pulley.
Pull the wrench to the left to move the pulley forward, which loosens the belt, then remove the belt.
Compare the old serpentine belt with the new, replacement
belt for length, width and number of grooves on the belt's underside. Be
certain the replacement belt is the right part.
Fit the new belt on to each pulley according to the
serpentine belt routing diagram on the manufacturer's sticker, or
according to the drawing made prior to removing the old belt. Fit the
new belt on to the tensioner pulley last, again applying pressure on the
pulley's self-tensioner with the half-inch socket wrench to loosen the
Release the pressure on the self tensioner and allow the
tensioner pulley to ease back into place, thereby tightening the new
serpentine belt with the appropriate tension.
Here's the procedure on how to release and replace the tension belt of your car.
Open the hood on the Volvo S-60 and find the serpentine-belt routing diagram. The diagram should be attached to the top of the fan shroud that covers the radiator. If not, draw out the exact routing method of the serpentine belt around each pulley with a pen and a piece of paper.
Locate the serpentine-belt tensioner that is in the very center of the engine. The tensioner will have a square bolt head in the center of the tensioner pulley.
Slide the open end of the 5/8-wrench onto the square bolt head in the center of the belt-tensioner pulley. Turn the tensioner pulley counterclockwise and slide the serpentine belt off of the tensioner pulley.
Remove the serpentine belt from the other pulleys and pull the belt out of the engine compartment.
Slide the new serpentine belt into the engine compartment and around the crankshaft pulley.
Route the new serpentine belt around each pulley. Turn the belt-tensioner pulley counterclockwise again and slide the serpentine belt around the tensioner pulley. Release the tensioner and it will tighten the belt around the pulleys. Look over the belt to ensure that it is inside of each pulley.
Crank the S-60 and look over the serpentine belt with the motor running. Let the engine run for about one minute and shut the engine off. Close the hood.
Hello, Alternators are a car part that can be very costly to fix because of labor costs. But with an hour or two of time and a little elbow grease, you can do it yourself. And to replace the alternator follow the following steps below:
Step 1. Pull your car into the garage or your work area. Turn the car off and let it sit for a while to cool.
Step 2. Begin by disconnecting the negative cable of the battery.
Step 3. Remove the serpentine belt from the pulley on the alternator. Do this by using a socket wrench to turn the serpentine automatic belt tensioner so that it allows slack in the belt. Then simply slip the belt off the alternator pulley.
Step 4. Locate and disconnect all the mounting bolts on the alternator, use a vehicle specific manual if you have any trouble.
Disconnect all wires attached to the alternator then remove the alternator from the car.
INSTALLING NEW ALTERNATOR.
Step 1. Slide the new alternator into place. Do not worry about the serpentine belt yet.
Step 2. Replace the bolts that held the previous alternator to secure the new one in place.
Step 3. Attach the wires to the new alternator the same way they were attached to the old one.
Step 4. Adjust the serpentine belt tensioner the same direction you did in Section One to put slack in the belt. Wrap the belt around the pulley of the new alternator and then remove the socket wrench from the automatic belt tensioner.
Step 5. Inspect the belt to be sure it is not snug and follows the path required in the pulley and belt configuration diagram.
Step 6. Hook the negative battery wire back to the negative terminal on the battery.