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Replacement of the serpentine belt on 1997 buick lesaber how

Need the method to replace the belt . does the motor mount need to be removed

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    i have a motor mount in the way os replacing altinator belt

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Yes, I have a 97 buick and the motor mount does have to be removed. See information below that I retireved from Autozone.com:

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 7 through 13

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
replacement of the serpentine belt on 1997 buick l - 0900c152800b19a8.jpgFig. 7: Many vehicles have an accessory drive belt routing label affixed to the radiator shroud
  1. Remove the belt guard or coolant recovery reservoir as required.
  2. For 1996-99 supercharged engines, perform the following:
    1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    2. Remove the right-hand splash shield.
    3. Remove the connector from the crank sensor.
  3. For 1996-99 vehicles, remove the engine mounting bracket lower nut, stud and spacer. Carefully lower the vehicle.

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The serpentine belt is held tight by a tensioner. When you buy the new belt, have the parts house show you how to loosen and then tighten it again.

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You actally have to take the Motor Mount off. The way I did it was to remove the Front Right Wheel and the Plastic Guard. There you will see the Motor Mount and the Bolt that needs to be removed. Once removed, the melt piece betwee the bracket and engine pops out. Then you can replace the belt and put everything back together.

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