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How to replace alternator on my 1998 buick skylark

I cant get to my tensioner to get the belt off. theres just not enough room to get a socket wrench to it. do i have to remove anything else to get to it?

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You use a long 1/2" drive ratchet & whatever extensions
you may need

If you don't have the tools or can't do it ---
how do the pros do it with no problems

Posted on Nov 30, 2012

  • William Millburg Nov 30, 2012

    theres not enough room to fit it in there

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2012

    Have you tried from below the car or removed the fender well liner assuming you have transverse motor

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SOURCE: Replace belt tensioner pulley on 1994 buick skylark

You need to put a piece of wood underneath the oil pan and place a jack underneath the oil pan/motor, loosen the motor mounts that are next to the belts, then raise the motor enough to reveal the nuts/bolts for pulley...just dont raise the oil pan so high that you crush it or break something, only enough to be able to reach tension pulley...

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SOURCE: how to replace the serpentine belt on 1998 buick

most belt come with a routing digram now if your did'nt there should be a decal under the hood by the hood latch,or you can find it in the owners manual.it will show you where the tensioner is.

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SOURCE: do i have to remove the motor mount to loosen the

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DIY remove/replace serpintine belts on 1997 Buick Park Avenue with Supercharger.


There is no need to remove any bolts from the engine. It is usually easiest to raise the vehicle and remove the right front tire and the plastic splash shield to gain access to the lower engine pullies. It is a TIGHT FIT getting the belts in between the pullies and the fender. All I can say to that is "welcome to the wonderful world of auto repair! - NOW maybe you have a clue why we mechanics charge so much to do seemingly simple things like "just" replacing a little sepentine belt?"
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How do I replace the alternator


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.

Step 5. 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.

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Jul 20, 2010 | 1995 Buick Skylark

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How do i change the cerpintine belt?


There should be a routing diagram under the hood. Put a wrench on the tensioner pulley (the one with the spring in/on it) to release the pressure on the belt. Remove the belt. Follow the routing diagram, put the wrench back on the tensioner pulley apply pressure to get the belt back on. (to give you enough room to get the belt back on all of the pulleys)

Feb 26, 2010 | 1998 Buick LeSabre

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Replaced battery and 4 weeks later nothing.....assuming I need to change the alternator but not sure how to release the tension on the tension arm Where it the tension release bolt?


The best way to get to the tensioner is to remove the passenger wheel and the plastic trim in the wheel well behind it. Make sure you have the car on HIGH QUALITY Jack stands as you will be under it. DO NOT just use a jack. I believe the tensioner uses a 5/8 wrench, but you will need a thin one with a bend, as there is no room for a socket. (It's a bit of a pain, but possible) BTW, before you remove the alternator, check all the connections. Sometimes the positive comes loose off the back of the alternator, or more likely, it's not making good ground. There is a solid bar from the engine block to the back of the alternator, (it's the main grounding connection for the alternator) and sometimes the bolt becomes becomes stripped. I replaced that bolt, and suddenly the alternator read 14.5 volts at the battery again. Saved $124 on a replacement alternator, not to mention the hassle of changing it.

Oct 17, 2009 | 1998 Buick Skylark

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How to replace the serpentine belt on 1998 buick skylark. where is the tensioner. can the belt be changed without disassembling very much


The best way to get to the tensioner is to remove the passenger side wheel and the plastic cover piece behind it. Make sure you have the car on HIGH QUALITY jack stands, as you will be working under the car. I believe the tensioner takes a 5/8 wrench, but you'll need a thin one with a bend, as there is NO room for a socket. It's a bit of a pain, but possible with the correct wrench. Again, DO NOT take the chance of having the car simply on a jack. Your children will thank you.

Jul 29, 2009 | 1998 Buick Skylark

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Changing the serpentine belt


Your vehicle has an automatic belt tensioner. It should be located near the other pullies because the belt runs over it too. Usually required is a ratchet or box end wrench to work it. Once you get the wrench on the pulley, pull the tensioner loose to remove the belt and the reverse to replace it. The vehicle should have a routing diagram for the belt.
I believe the belt diagram is on the left corner on the passenger side.
Good luck and hope this helps

May 02, 2009 | 1997 Buick Skylark

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Tensioner


The tensioner is a little pulley.You would see the smooth side of the belt running on it.This puley carries a bolt to fit a socket.If you have enough room to fit a wrench or socket you press hard on it you will see it flexes.If there is not enough room you go to auto store and buy the tool for belt release.This is not expensive.It is basically a long flat bar with sockets to fit on the end.One of those sockets will fit.e-mail me at KPHULESAR@COMCAST.NET

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I cant put my surpatian belt back on i would like to know how to release the tension on the fan belt on the 1994 buick lesabre custom in order to replace the alternator


Put an 18mm, or whatever size is correct, socket on 1/2" drive bar, or ratchet , and put it securely on nut in center of tensioner pulley. Standing in front of car, you need to pull it upward, with bar on right side, or from passenger side, pull toward you with bar pointing upward. If no socket, try a long wrench same size that will fit on nut good & snug, be sure in each case to pull as straight as possible to avoid wrench slipping off.

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Replace belt tensioner pulley on 1994 buick skylark


You need to put a piece of wood underneath the oil pan and place a jack underneath the oil pan/motor, loosen the motor mounts that are next to the belts, then raise the motor enough to reveal the nuts/bolts for pulley...just dont raise the oil pan so high that you crush it or break something, only enough to be able to reach tension pulley...

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Alternator Replacement


You may have a self tensioner which applies belt tension with a spring.

Look for a spot to put a 1/'2"drive breaker bar on it and release the belt tension, then slide the belt off and install new belt. You may need a helper to remove the belt while you hold the tension off,
Its been awhile since I have seen an Escort, i may be wrong!

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