Question about 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix
Replacing the serpentine belt, changing the alternator bearings
I would lean more towards the water pump or the power steering pump. Check the fluid in your power steering reservoir and watch the temp gauge for hotter than normal.
Posted on Nov 22, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Locate the belt tensioner. There should be a place on it where you can insert a 3/8's drive, or 1/2" drive ratchet. Once you get the ratchet in position, you can remove the belt by either pushing down, or pulling up the ratchet handle.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
I would start with a belt. While removing it feel how much tension the tensioner has on it, on the 3800 egnine they have a stiff tensioner(sorry I don't have any specs for how much) After you get the belt off you can look at all of the pulleys and spin them to see if the bind or look for stuff stuck in the grooves on the pulleys.
It sounds to me like the belt is streched. I would not recommend one of those gator back belts, they seem to make more noise sooner than a good v notch belt. But thats just my opinion!
Posted on Oct 25, 2009
give these websites a try www.alldatadiy.com and www.autozone.com and drive belt diagram www.webcrawler.com wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.if all fails stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for your car.
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
clean the glaze off the pulley first. If the squeaking is still present replace the bearing. They are sold separately at Berry Bearings nation wide. The Altenators case will have to be opened up to remove the bearing
Posted on May 03, 2010
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