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When I bought my 98 gmc Sonoma they told me there was a transmission flush it had metal shaving in it

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It is possible that the metal shavings are from a part that is failing before ,during and after the flush. Something like a failing torque converter will do this, or failing bearings in the box. A pressure test of the transmission may pinpoint the problem.

Posted on Jun 20, 2014

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SOURCE: HOW TO CHANGE DRIVE BELT ON MY 98 GMC SONOMA 4

it may be easier to attach the breaker bar to the tensioner arm from under the vehicle to relieve belt tension

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  1. On 1994-97 2.2L engines and 1994-96 4.3L engines, using a 1/2 in. breaker bar and if necessary, with a socket placed on the tensioner pulley bolt, rotate the tensioner counterclockwise to relieve the belt tension. On some 2.2L engines it may be easier to attach the breaker bar to the tensioner arm from under the vehicle.
  2. On 1998-99 2.2L engines and 1997-99 4.3L engines, using a 3/8 in. breaker bar, rotate the tensioner counterclockwise to relieve the belt tension. On some 2.2L engines it may be easier to attach the breaker bar to the tensioner arm from under the vehicle.
  3. Remove the serpentine belt.
To install:
  1. Route the belt over all the pulleys except the tensioner.
  2. Place the breaker bar and if necessary the socket, on the tensioner pulley bolt and rotate the tensioner counterclockwise to the released position.
  3. Install the belt and return the pulley slowly to its original position. Do not let the pulley snap back into position as this may damage the belt and pulley.
  4. Check that the belt is properly seated in each pulley.

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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