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How do I install a serpentine belt on a 1995 olds royale 3.8 . My friend said that the engine mount needs to be removed in the process.I never heard of this b 4. Is this true?

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Yes on some gms the motor mount has to be removed. crazy design. first make sure you have belt diagram then put jack under motor with a block of wood to not damage anything. raise jack till its touches the oil pan . disconnect neg batt then remove mount then belt then reinstall same way.

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What's your problem?1995 gmc safari alternator replacement. Need some kind of diagramed overview of the alternator and how it connects, what it looks like, how to do it basically


Hello! First see Serpentine Belt configuration diagram below... Alternator is part "C"...

If you have a voltmeter...read across the battery with engine off...Record...Start engine read again...Voltage must be 1.8 -2 volts higher; This means Alternator is working...

To Remove:disconnect (-) battery cable...Air Inlet Duct...Serpentine Belt (idler pulley maintains tension)...Heater hose brace...Wiring from Alternator...Mounting bolts...Remove alternator...

To Install: Install Alternator loosely...Tighten Rear Bolt to 37 ft. lbs...Front bolt to 18ft. lbsTighten Brace to Intake to 18ft lbs....Connect wiring...Install belt...Adjust Idler Pulley so belt moves less than 3/4" when tight...Connect (-) battery cable....Re-test as noted above...Guru...........Saaile





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Trying to R & R the serpentine belt on a 1999 Olds Delta 88. The belt is routed arond a motor mount. Do I have to jack the motor and disconnect it from the motor mount in order to remove and replace...


yes you do. place a floor jack under engine with a block of wood on top of jack to protect the engine, put just enough pressure on jack to steady engine. remove motor mount, then jack up engine a bit to take belt off. replace the belt then lower jack and attach the mount. on the mount only the outside bolts need to come off to raise engine. do not remove from engine side unless you are changing it or its bad, be carefull when raising engine, pick it up from a sturdy place, not the oil pan. have a good day !!

Jun 07, 2011 | Oldsmobile Delta 88 Cars & Trucks

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Replace water pump 1995 aurora


Water Pump REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 3.5L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Partially drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Water pump pulley bolts, loosen but do not remove at this time
    • Drive belt
    • Idler pulley
    • Water pump pulley
    NOTE: The water pump is attached to the engine with both long and short bolts, be sure to note their locations.
    • Water pump and discard the gasket
    NOTE: Note the locations of the 5 long bolts.
  4. Clean the water pump mounting surface. Fig. 1: Be sure to install the 5 long water pump bolts in the correct locations - 3.5L engine 9300z502.gif
    Fig. 2: Water pump mounting - 3.5L engine 9300z503.gif
    To install: NOTE: Be sure to install the 5 long bolts in the proper locations.
  5. Install or connect the following:
    • Water pump using a new gasket. Torque the bolts to 124 inch lbs. (14 Nm).
    • Water pump pulley
    • Idler pulley. Torque the bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
    • Drive belt
  6. Refill the cooling system.
  7. Start the engine and check for leaks.
3.8L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Serpentine belt
    • Heater and bypass hoses from the water pump
    • Water pump pulley
    NOTE: The long bolt can be removed by aligning the bolt head with the frame rail hole.
  5. Install an engine support fixture.
  6. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Torque axis mount
    • Water pump and discard the gasket
    To install: Fig. 3: Exploded view of the water pump and mounting bolt locations - 3.8L engines 7922xg01.gif

  7. Thoroughly clean all the sealing surfaces.
  8. Apply a thin bead of sealer around the outside edge of the water pump
  9. Install or connect the following:
    • New gasket
    • Water pump. Torque the inlet and outlet side bolts to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm) and the remaining bolts to 97 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
    • Torque axis mount
  10. Remove the support fixture.
  11. Install or connect the following:
    • Water pump pulley
    • Water pump hoses
    • Serpentine belt
    • Water pump pulley bolts. Torque the bolts to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
    • Negative battery cable
  12. Refill the cooling system.
  13. Start the vehicle and check for proper operation.
4.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Air inlet duct
    • Water pump drive belt cover
    • Water pump drive belt
    • Lower radiator hose and bypass hose
    • Thermostat housing from the water pump housing
    • Water pump from the water pump housing, by turning the locking ring with a Water Pump Remover/Installer tool J-38816
    To install: Fig. 4: Exploded view of the water pump housing and water pump - 4.0L engine 7922xg02.gif

  5. Install or connect the following:
    • Water pump, seat the locking ring
    • Thermostat housing to the water pump housing
    • Lower radiator hose and coolant bypass hose
    • Drive belt and drive belt cover
    • Air inlet duct
    • Negative battery cable
  6. Refill and bleed the cooling system.
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Jan 24, 2011 | 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora

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How to Replace a Power Steering Belt


This is how to replace the power steering belt in 1995 ford explorer.
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the negative post on the battery. Loosen the retaining bolt with a socket and ratchet, then remove the cable end from the terminal. Isolate the cable end from the battery to prevent accidental starting of the engine while you are working.
2. Locate the serpentine belt tensioner on the front of the engine and attach a socket and ratchet to the mounting bolt in the center of the pulley. Rotate the tensioner clockwise to relieve the tension on the belt. Remove the belt from the pulleys while holding the tensioner away from the belt. Discard the old belt. Release the tensioner, slowly rotating it to the home position.
3. Install the new serpentine belt over all the pulleys except the tensioner pulley. Rotate the tensioner clockwise and slide the new belt onto the tensioner pulley. Slowly rotate the tensioner counterclockwise, allowing it to tighten the belt.
4. Remove the socket and ratchet from the tensioner pulley. Install the negative battery cable on to the negative terminal of the battery. Tighten the retaining bolt with a socket and ratchet.
5. Start the engine, verifying that the belt is mounted correctly and running true over the pulleys.

Jan 01, 2011 | Ford Fairmont Cars & Trucks

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How to change serpentine belt?


You will need to put a jack under the front of the engine then remove the motor mount. You should be able to remove the serpentine belt then and install the new one. Good Luck

Dec 27, 2010 | 1995 Buick LeSabre

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I am in the process to install a new alternator for which I need to loosen the belt. Is there a tensioner and what does it look like ?


Don't know what size of motor you have but this should help you:

Removal & Installation
  1. Loosen the accessory-to-mounting bracket bolt(s) and adjusting bolt.
  2. Rotate the accessory to relieve belt tension.
  3. Slip the drive belt from the accessory pulley and remove it from the engine.

If the engine uses more than one belt, it may be necessary to remove belts that are in front of the belt being removed

To install:



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If the engine uses more than one belt, it may be necessary to remove belts that are in front of the belt being removed


  1. Place the new belt over the crankshaft or drive pulley and stretch over the driven (accessory) pulley.
  2. If removed, install the other belts in the same way.
  3. Adjust the belts to the proper tension.
  4. Tighten the adjusting and mounting bolts.

Models equipped with the V6 engine and most 1987-94 engines use a single (serpentine belt) to drive all engine accessories. The serpentine belt driven accessories are rigidly mounted with belt tension maintained by a spring loaded tensioner assembly. The belt tensioner has the ability to control belt tension over a fairly broad range of belt lengths. However, there are limits to the tensioner's ability to compensate for varying lengths of belts. Poor tension control and/or damage to the tensioner could result with the tensioner operating outside of its range.

To replace the belt push (rotate) the the belt tensioner and remove the belt. Use a 15mm socket on the 4-cyl. engines and a 3/4 in. open end wrench on the V6 engines.
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Belt keeps coming off,already replaced everything,added guards,nothing works,any sugestions?


My van is doing the same thing I installed the new bracket and it did it again tonight, thats less the 24 hours...

Feb 15, 2010 | 1998 Dodge Caravan

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Installing serpentine belt on buick lasabre 1995


motor mount does not need to be removed. there is an idler pulley which can be lifted up using a socket and long bar. the belt relaxes and is easily removed and replaced.

Jan 25, 2009 | 1995 Buick LeSabre

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Serpentine belt


yes the front engine mount must be removed use the jack that comes with the car and a wood block 2x4 works great

Jun 08, 2008 | 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

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