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I have a 96 Monte Carlo ls 3.1 engine!! Recently added a new starter, alternator, tension pulley, new battery, fuel pump, tuned up and for some strange reason keeps acting up!! It's not starting don't know why!??? Puzzled if anyone could care to help me out with figuring out the problem I'll greatly appreciate it!! Forgot to add that, my computer not communicating with any obd scanners any where, different models nothing!!

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Check the coil packs to see if you are getting power to them and if you are getting fire to the plugs.

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  • akuykendall4 Nov 07, 2012

    Its seems to be some type of electrical problem b/c before it stop running, my ECM was not communicating with any OBD scanner !? Out of no where!! Took it to auto store to get tested still no communication from ecm to obd scanner ... to read any codes back,it ecm plug was working at first!! So its hard to really say coils (not giving enough power) .



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loosen the alternator and push the alternator to-wards the engine,put your new belt on ,fitting around the 3 pulleys once fitted look and see that the belt is in line.If your happy the belt is lined put a small bar between the engine and alternator and force the alternator out towards the front this should tension your belt tighten bolts on alternator.;at the longest point between two pullys in the middle of the belt move belt up and down with fingers if tension is right it should not move more than about 150ml,hope this helps you.adrian

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check to see if the wire is broken for the passlock/passkey system in the ignition lock cylinder, its common for the copper wire to seperate inside the insulation, when you tilt the column it could have been pushing the wires together enough to touch inside the insulation

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you can either remove the steering pump to gain access,if there is no holes in PS pump pulley,you can rent a pulley puller....can be a ***** to get in and use them though....I will drill a hole in it for next time whenever I replace a pump on cars without ....

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Temporarily loosen the water pump pulley bolts, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
  4. Remove the front air intake inlet pipe bolts, 1.8L engine only.
  5. Remove the top hose from the air intake inlet pipe, 1.8L engine only.
  6. Remove the air intake inlet pipe clamp and the pipe, 1.8L engine only.
  7. Remove the power steering pump, 2.0L engine only.
  8. Remove the power steering pump bracket, 2.0L engine only.
  9. Remove the alternator B terminal cover cap.
  10. Disconnect the alternator electrical connections.
  11. Loosen, but do not remove the alternator pivot bolt and the tensioner mounting bolt.
  12. Remove the drive belt(s); relieve tension on the belt by rotating the adjustment bolt.
  13. Remove the water pump pulley, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
  14. Remove the power steering pump, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
  15. Remove the power steering pump bracket, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
  16. Remove the alternator tensioner mounting bolt and the belt tensioner.
  17. Remove the alternator pivot bolt.
  18. Loosen the bolt at the base of the adjusting bracket and rotate the bracket up.
  19. Remove the alternator. 0900c15280028419.jpgAlternator mounting—1.5L and 1.6L (VIN 5) engine shown 0900c1528002841a.jpgAlternator mounting—2.0L and 1.6L (VIN 3) engines shown 0900c1528002841b.jpgAlternator mounting—2.4L and 2.7L engine
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Install the alternator.
  3. Install the alternator pivot bolt and hand-tighten at this time.
  4. Rotate the adjusting bracket into position, place the belt tensioner into position. Hand-tighten the mounting bolt.
  5. Install the drive belt.
  6. Adjust the belt tension by rotating the adjustment bolt.
  7. The belt deflection for 1.5L, 1.6L (VIN 5), 2.4L and 2.7L engines, is as follows:
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    2. Used belt: 0.24-0.28 in. (6-7mm).
  8. The belt deflection for 1.6L (VIN 3) engine is as follows :
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    2. Used belt: 0.17-0.19 in. (4.2-4.7mm).
  9. The belt deflection for the 2.0L engine, is as follows:
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    2. Used belt: 0.33-0.45 in. (8.5-11.5mm).
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    2. Used belt: 0.28-0.35 in. (7-9mm).
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