Question about 1996 Pontiac Grand Am
What are the steps? Do any mounts or brackets have to be taken off to get the belt onto the pullies?
Try this procedure.
To replace a worn belt, locate the idler or generator pulley.
Loosen the hold-down fastener for the idler or gen1996 Grand AM 3.1L serpentine belt replacement - 0900823d8004ed46.jpg>
Pry the idler or generator1996 Grand AM 3.1L serpentine belt replacement - 0900823d8004ed47.jpglease the belt tension and remove the belt.
Match the old belt up for size with the new replacement belt.
Observe the belt routing diagram in the engine compartment.
Install the new belt over each of the drive pulleys. Often the manufacturer recommends a sequence for feeding the belt around the pulleys.
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Pry out the idler or generat1996 Grand AM 3.1L serpentine belt replacement - 0900823d8004ed75.jpgsion on the belt.
Pry out the idler or generator pulley to put tension on the belt.
Install the belt squarely in the grooves of each pulley.
Before adjusting belt tension, check for proper pulley alignment. This is especially critical with serpentine belts. Measure the belt deflection in its longest span. If a belt tension gauge is available, use it and compa1996 Grand AM 3.1L serpentine belt replacement - 0900823d8004ed76.jpgecifications.
If a belt is too tight, wear to bearings for the water pump, alternator, and engine crankshaft can result.
Some l1996 Grand AM 3.1L serpentine belt replacement - 0900823d8004ed77.jpgngines require a torque reading to be taken when tension is applied to the generator drive belt. This is especially imp1996 Grand AM 3.1L serpentine belt replacement - 0900823d8004ed78.jpg, multiribbed V-belts.
Pry the idler or generator pulley to adjust the belt to specifications.
Tighten the idler or generator pulley fastener.
Start the engine and check the belt for proper operation.
Any more questions please ask. Good luck.
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