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Serpintine belt installation?

How do you install the sepintine belt on a 1998 olds achieva ?

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When you lift the hood on your car and look on the panel by your radiator or the cover that covers the top of your radiator is there a diagram that shows the routing of your serpentine belt? Most all cars have this diagram in the place. It shows how the belt is routed. The only other thing you need to know to get the old belt off and another one on is look for a pulley that has spring loaded tension on it that is called a Idler pulley. There should be a square hole in the front of the bracket for this idler pulley that will accept a 3/8 or 1/2 ratchet or breaker bar. Put it in the square hole and then use pressure to push the pulley down so that your belt will easily slip off. If you go to a parts store they will show you how to take it off if you buy the belt from them and can' figure it out.

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