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I used WD-40 on my engine belt and it slipped off. I can get the belt back on but it's too much slack in the belt. Also I notice the all the other pullys I can turn by hand except the crank pully at the bottom of engine. How do I resolve this problem? 1997 Buick lesabre

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Remove the old belt and clean all of the WD-40 off of the pulleys. After you obtain a new belt, install it and do not use WD-40 again!

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Probably a water pump seal unfortunately. Pressurize the system, with the engine off, use a mirror to look under the water pump pulley to see if any fluid is dripping from the water pump seal weep hole.
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Yes, the harmonic balancer is broken. It is what the crank pulley is bolted to.

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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-2.7L engine
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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-Chrysler 2.7L engine

2.7L Engine
A/C & Alternator Belt

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.
  3. Loosen tensioner locking bolt and pivot bolt.
  4. Rotate tensioner clockwise to allow enough slack to remove belt

To install:
  1. Install the air conditioning compressor/alternator belt on pulleys, tensioner in slack position, slip belt over idler last.
  2. Adjust drive belt tension.
  3. Install the belt splash shield and right front wheel.
  4. Lower vehicle.

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.
  4. Loosen the tensioner locking bolt and pivot bolt.
  5. Rotate tensioner clockwise to allow enough slack to remove the belt

To install:
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  2. Adjust the drive belt tension.
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  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.
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  5. Remove the power steering belt.

To install:
  1. Install the power steering belt on pulleys.
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  3. Install the air conditioning compressor/alternator belt.
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