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Replacing belts on 1986 buick century,

Cant figure out how to loosen and remove the outside belt. I can loosen the two inside belts, alternator and the air conditioner belt. any help will be appreciated

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SOURCE: trying to remove radio from 1998 buick century

wow lot of work ,,normally just two holes either side or radio and push in a special tool and they pop out

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SOURCE: replacing the alternator belt on 2001 kia spectra

Then you don't take anything off. There will be a spring loaded idler that tensions the serpentine belt. Take a socket or long 12 point wrench and attach to the center bolt of the tensioner, then rotate the idler wheel away from the belt, take the belt off. Slowly release the spring tension of the idler.
The 2nd belt should be set up the same way.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: How to loosen serpentine belt?

ther should a 1/2 " square on the the pully where u can put a ratchet in relieve tension on the belt

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SOURCE: Steering wheel removal buick century 2002

look on back side of center cushion arms,there are fastners there that hold this peice on then rest is easy..

Posted on May 09, 2009

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SOURCE: How to loosen alternator tension on a 2003 Lancer

I have not seen this vehicle but, the center bolt or nut that holds the tensioner to the block is backed off two turns first.
Then the adustment bolt (most are accesed from under the vehicle) can be adjusted to give enough slack to install the new belt.
If this is still too tight, remove one of the two or two of the three bolts that mount the Alternator to allow for another 1/8" and install the belt.
Then remount the Alternator.
Then readjust the tension bolt.
Finish with the bolt or nut that mounts the tensionor to the block.
good luck.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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I would first determine where the bolts are for the ac compressor and loosen them until the belt slides off.

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

See Figures 1 and 2


0900c1528004b8db.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 1: Rear terminal alternator


0900c1528004b8dc.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 2: Side terminal alternator
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  2. Remove the adjusting arm bolt.
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Some engines are equipped with a ribbed, K-section belt and automatic tensioner. A special tool must be made to remove the tension from the tensioner arm. Loosen the idler pulley pivot and adjuster bolts before using the tool. See the accompanying illustration for tool details.
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Check the tension of the belt by pushing your thumb down on the longest span of the belt, midway between the pulleys. Belt deflection should be approximately 1 / 2 inch; (13mm).To adjust the belt tension, proceed as follows:
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