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How to remove the belt tensioner from 92 pontiac sunbird

Where are the bolts at i cant see them do you have a picture of it thanks

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  • iamback_d Jan 15, 2009

    about the 92 pontiac belt tensioner i need to take off the old one to get the new one to match it up



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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    U need to try a diff parts store.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    do u have the new part? look at it and that will guide u to the bolts.

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SOURCE: 1999 Pontiac Bonneville serpentine belt installation.

if you look by the crankshaft pulley to the right you will see a tubular looking shaft about 1" diameter , you will notice you can't get the belt out from under this piece , it has a nut on it , once you take the nut off , you will notice it has a star shaped point on the tip of the stud , it requires a reverse torx socket or wrench to remove the stud , when you get the stud out the tube piece it can be removed , then the belt comes off , replace the belt , now comes the tricky part , fitting that tube spacer back into its spot , it can be difficult , once its in place put the stud back in , and put the nut on and tighten it , your pretty much a pro now . thanks.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Bleeding brakes on 92 pontiac sunbird

start at the rear wheel on passenger side, then the driver side rear, then bleed the passenger side front then the driver side front, don't let the master run out of fluid, check at least after each wheel, bleed until you don't have air spurting noise and u have a solid stream of brake fluid out the bleeder port, u can buy a brake bleeder wrench from any parts store for a few dollars...

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: removal of a 93 pontiac sunbird LE transmission

You can remove it WITHOUT REMOVING THE MOTOR. It's not that hard, I was able to put in a new clutch system within 8 hours. Here is pretty much what you have to do:

When looking at the engine after lifting the hood, you need to put a jack under the motor and if you have it, either another jack under the trans or what works MUCH easier is an Engine hoist.

Disassemble the motor mount on the right side of the engine compartment (When looking at it from the front of the car. Remove the tire, remove the brake pad and disc rotor from the assembly and pull the nut that is holding the drive shaft in place. You can then just tap it with a hammer until you release the shaft from the hub assembly. (You know that hunk of steel or metal that your wheel studs stick out from.) You can then undo the bolts around the transmission, then use the jack to lower the motor until the trans just clears the wheel well.

You slide it out with either the jack or use the engine hoist ( I WOULD PREFER TO USE THE SECOND JACK TO SLIDE THE TRANNY RIGHT OUT OF THE WHEEL WELL)

Then use the Hoist when trying to line it back up. Put everything back the way you removed it and there we go.

stephen_stich_17@hotmail.com (You can message me if you have anymore questions.)

I HAVE A NINETY ONE THAT I REPLACED THE CLUTCH IN SO THAT WOULD BE THE EASIEST WAY TO MY KNOWLEDGE.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

landsend
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SOURCE: how do you line up timing belt on 91 pontiac

public library...Haynes or Chilton manuals

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: how to install serpantine belt tensioner on 2000 pontiac grand am

Hello,
Basically, Remove the belt. Then remove the bolt that the tensioner pivots on and remove it. It's fairly easy.You may need to remove the belt pulley to make it easier.
The problem comes as your trying to get to it. If you can't see it well or something is in the way. Like the plastic overflow tank or something like that. Then you will need to remove what is keeping you from getting to the tensioner. I did one on a four cylinder last week. The belt pulley on that one had a left hand thread. The tensioner itself should be right hand thread.
Good luck.

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 sunbird front turn signal bulb

only i could replace mine where to remove clips from the black wheel well cover then the light bulb un screws from the back of the lens

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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How to replace belt tensioner on 94 Pontiac sunbird 2l eng


Hi Gerald:
Here's what I would do:
1) Disconnect negative battery terminal. (Safety First)
2) Use flex bar in square hole in tensioner to move tensioner to slack position.
3) Remove belt
4) Unbolt tensioner assembly
Continue in reverse sequence with new tensioner.
TaDa!!!
Cheerfuls.

Nov 25, 2015 | Pontiac Cars & Trucks

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Its a 2.0 shoc engine 1993 Pontiac sunbird do the belt tensioner bolt from the front or back


DO NOT REMOVE THE BOLT
PUT A WRENCH ON THE SQUARE BLOCK BY THE PULLY
AND PULL IT FORWARD TWARD THE BUMPER
THEN SLIDE THE BELT OFF THE ALT

Mar 09, 2015 | Pontiac Cars & Trucks

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Cant get the timing belt cover off of my 1990 pontiac sunbird


you need to loosen the tensioner bolt for the serpentine belt the tensioner will swing out of the way of the timing belt cover

Aug 05, 2012 | 1990 Pontiac Sunbird

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How to replace timing belt on a 1992 pontiac sunbird


1989–92 VEHICLES
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the serpentine belt and timing belt cover.
  3. Loosen the water pump bolts and release tension with tool J–33039 or equivalent.
  4. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  5. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
  6. Carefully lower the vehicle, then remove the timing belt. Fig. 11: Exploded view of the timing belt assembly — 1989–92 OHC engines 87953118.gif
    To install:
  7. Turn the crankshaft and the camshaft gears clockwise to align the timing marks on the gears with the timing marks on the rear cover.
  8. Install the timing belt, making sure the portion between the camshaft gear and crankcase gear is in tension.
  9. Using tool J–33039 or equivalent, turn the water pump eccentric clockwise until the tensioner contacts the high torque stop. Tighten the water pump screws slightly.
  10. Turn the engine by the crankshaft gear bolt 720°to fully seat the belt into the gear teeth.
  11. Turn the water pump eccentric counterclockwise until the hole in the tensioner arm is aligned with the hole in the base.
  12. Tighten the water pump screws to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm), while checking that the tensioner holes remain as adjusted in the prior step.
  13. Install the crankshaft pulley, timing belt cover and the serpentine drive belt.
1993–94 VEHICLES
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable, then partially drain and recover the cooling system.
  2. Remove the coolant recovery reservoir.
  3. If equipped, remove the A/C belt.
  4. Remove the serpentine belt.
  5. Disconnect the evaporative emission pipe assembly.
  6. Remove the crankshaft pulley assembly.
  7. As outlined earlier, remove the timing belt front cover.
  8. Align the marks on the crankshaft sprocket with the marks on the rear timing belt cover by rotating the crankshaft.
  9. Loosen the water pump retaining bolts, and release the tension with tool J 33039-A or equivalent.
  10. Carefully lower the vehicle, then remove the timing belt. Fig. 12: Timing belt installation and tightening specifications — 1993–94 2.0L OHC engines 87953119.gif
    To install:
  11. Turn the crankshaft and camshaft gears clockwise to align the timing marks on the gears with the timing marks on the rear cover.
  12. Install the timing belt, making sure that the portion between the camshaft gear and crankshaft gear is in tension.
  13. Using tool J 33039-A, or equivalent adjustment tool, turn the coolant pump eccentric clockwise until the tensioner arm contacts the high torque stop. Tighten the water pump screws slightly.
  14. Turn the engine by the crankshaft gear bolt 720°clockwise to fully seat the belt into the gear teeth.
  15. Turn the coolant pump eccentric counter clockwise until the hole in the tensioner arm is aligned with the hole in the base. This must be done with the engine at room temperature, approximately 68°F (20°C).
  16. Tighten the water pump screws while checking that the tensioner holes remain as adjusted as in step 15.
  17. As outlined earlier, install the timing belt cover.
  18. Install the crankshaft pulley.
  19. Connect the evaporative emission pipe assembly.
  20. Install the serpentine drive belt and the A/C belt (if equipped).
  21. Install the coolant recovery reservoir.
  22. Properly fill the cooling system, then connect the negative battery cable.
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Aug 11, 2010 | 1992 Pontiac Sunbird

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Need info on how to change the alternator on 93 sunbird and maybe a diagram if possible


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable at the battery.

CAUTION Failure to disconnect the negative cable may result in injury from the positive battery lead at the alternator, and may short the alternator and regulator during the removal process.

  1. Disconnect and label the two terminal plug and the battery leads from the rear of the alternator.

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Detach the connector(s) from the rear of the alternator

3. Loosen the alternator mounting bolts. Push the alternator inwards, then slip the drive belt off the pulley.


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Unfasten the lower rear mounting bolt


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Loosen the rear upper retainer

4. Remove the mounting bolts, then remove the alternator from the vehicle.


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Unfasten the front mounting bolt, then ...


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... remove the alternator from the vehicle


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To install:
  1. Place the alternator in its brackets and install the mounting bolts. Do not tighten them yet.
  2. Slip the belt back over the pulley. Pull outwards on the unit and adjust the belt tension (see Section 1). Tighten the mounting and adjusting bolts.
  3. Attach the electrical leads to the alternator.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

May 23, 2010 | 1993 Pontiac Sunbird

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Timing belt instalation 92 sunbird


Click on the following free direct LinkS. These are for your 1992 Pontiac Sunbird. They have both: the 2.0L 4-Cylinder and 3.1L V6 Engine Diagrams with the various engine options (AC/No AC etc.)
This First Link has the Belt Diagram/Front Engine Diagrams you will need to remove in order to gain access to the Timing Belt Cover, which also has to be removed so you can remove the Timing Belt.
http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/1992/make/pontiac/model/sunbird/1992_pontiac_sunbird_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm
This Second Link are the Timing Belt Diagrams, complete with Instructional Diagrams.
http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/1992/make/pontiac/model/sunbird/1992_pontiac_sunbird_timing_belt_diagram_marks.htm

As far as a Step-by-Step procedure: It would literally take dozens of Pages using this type of forum. I strongly suggest for your sake: to purchase a Haynes or Chilton Manual, available at most auto parts stores for around $20-$25. These have every step-by-step procedure you will need; including the Torques Specifications for each and every Bolt and/or Nut you are removing or loosening.

Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.com!

Apr 01, 2010 | 1992 Pontiac Sunbird

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How do you replace the serpentine belt tensioner on 1990 sunbird 2.0 ohc


Click on the following free direct Link. It has several of the Serpentine Belt Diagrams and Tensioners that are possible with your 2.0L 4-Cylinder engine and engine options (AC/No AC, etc.).

http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/1990/make/pontiac/model/sunbird/1990_pontiac_sunbird_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm

A. Remove the Serpentine Belt.
"HOW TO":
Standard Rules to Removal the Serpentine Belt with a Tensioner:
1. Find the Tensioner(s). (See Diagrams on Link)
2. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool, Or Wrench OR Ratchet, Rotate/Move the Tensioner USING THE AVAILABLE NUT (on the Pulley or Arm Base) OR the OPENING (3/8ths or 1/2 inch square opening) rotating the Tensioner Pulley/Arm - moving it away from contact with the belt and towards the area where the belt is not in contact with the Tensioner Pulley. The Tensioner is spring loaded, and is hard to rotate/move.
3. Remove the loosened belt off one of the other more easily accessed Pulleys.
4. DO NOT quickly release the Tensioner, but gently allow the Tensioner to rest in its closed position.

B. Remove the Tensioner:
Removing the Tensioner Pulley: See the Diagrams in the Link.
After the Belt has been removed, with the Tensioner resting:

DEPENDING ON WHAT TYPE TENSIONER:
(1.) IF the Tensioner Pulley itself HAS a Bolt Head showing, SOME of these bolts can be removed and the Tensioner Pulley replaced.
(2.) IF the Tensioner Pulley itself DOES NOT HAVE a Bolt Head showing, then go to the Tensioner Base located at the end of the Tensioner Arm. This should have a Bolt Head Showing. Remove this Bolt and the whole Tensioner Assembly will come off.
(3.) Some Tensioner Assembly's need you to locate and remove mounting bolts.

If Applicable: When replacing the Tensioner Assembly - MAKE SURE you place the protruding "nipple" on the underside base of the Tensioner into the appropriate cavity on the engine face.

Standard Rules for Installing the Serpentine Belt with Tensioners:
a. Pick a Pulley that is most easily accessed. This will usually be on top. This will be the last Pulley that the belt will go on.
b. Using the Diagram: Install the new Serpentine Belt on the remainder of the Pulleys....over, under, left right.
c. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool or Wrench or Ratchet Tool: Rotate/Move the Tensioner Pulley/Arm "away" from Belt contact area on the Tensioner. This spring is pretty hard and with a new belt, it will be even harder to install. Rotate/Move this to as-close to the maximum allowed inorder to have enough slack in the belt to get it up and over the last pulley.
d. Using your other hand - Pull the Belt up and over the Last remaining Pulley.
e. Before releasing the pressure on the Tensioner, visually inspect the remainder Pulleys and the Belts' Positioning on them


Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.Com!

Mar 13, 2010 | 1990 Pontiac Sunbird

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On a 2000 Grand Am the serpentine belt came off... upon inspection it appears that the tension wheel has broken. How can this be replaced?


I had the same problem with my son's 1992 Pontiac Sunbird. The tension wheel for that model was held in place by mounting bolts on the back side of the tension wheel. Simply remove the bolts and install the new tension wheel.

Dec 23, 2009 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT

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Water/coolent leaking from behind the timing cover


Water pump is on the left side of the timing belt in the cover and spins on an O-ring to adjust the belt. Their is a coolant pipe to the the thermostat housing behind the timing covers backing plate also. Be sure to replace the timing belt with the tensioner/ oil seals along with the water pump. Remove the timing covers back plate and you will find two bolt to the pipe as mentioned. It has a large o-ring behind it. Have fun with this one. From: Ronnie Wrench

Apr 07, 2009 | 1991 Pontiac Sunbird

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My timming belt slipped on my 93 sunbird. Where can i go for a free step by step repiar manual.


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SPECIAL TOOL REQUIRED (or equivalent)
  • J-33039-A, Cam drive belt tension adjustment wrench.
NOTE: O.E. manuals do NOT provide images of the timing marks, however, the alignment marks are located on the camshaft and crankshaft gears and the rear timing belt cover.

REMOVE OR DISCONNECT
  1. Battery ground cable, then partially drain cooling system.
  2. Coolant recovery reservoir.
  3. Serpentine, A/C and/or P/S drive belts(if equipped).
  4. Evaporative emission pipe assembly.
  5. Crankshaft pulley.
  6. Timing belt cover attaching bolts and the cover.
  7. Align marks on timing gears with the marks on the rear timing cover.
  8. Loosen water pump bolts, then using J-33039-A on the water pump eccentric, release the belt tension.
  9. Timing belt.
INSTALL OR CONNECT
  1. Turn crankshaft and camshaft gears clockwise to align timing marks on timing belt rear cover.
  2. Timing belt, making sure that the portion between the crankshaft and camshaft gears is in tension.
  3. Using J-33039-A rotate water pump eccentric clockwise until tensioner contacts high torque stop, then tighten water pump bolts slightly.
  4. Rotate the engine by the crankshaft gear bolt 720°clockwise to seat timing belt on sprockets.
  5. With engine at room temperature, rotate water pump eccentric with J-33039-A counterclockwise until hole in tensioner arm is inline with hole in base.
  6. Tighten water pump attaching bolts to 25 Nm (18 ft lbs) and ensure tensioner holes remain aligned.
  7. Timing belt cover and tighten bolts and nuts to 9 Nm (80 in lbs) .
  8. Crankshaft pulley, apply Loctite(R) 242 to bolt threads and tighten to 21 Nm (15 ft lbs) .
  9. Evaporative emission pipe assembly.
  10. Serpentine, A/C and/or P/S drive belts (if equipped).
  11. Coolant recovery reservoir and fill cooling system.
  12. Battery ground cable.

Mar 14, 2009 | 1993 Pontiac Sunbird

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