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Do i have to take the whole mount off to get the serpentine belt on

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YOU SHOULDNT HAVE TO MOVE MOUNT IF ITS AWAY FROM BELT.THE 3.8 ENGINE HAD 2 TOP STRUT MOUNTS AND BOTTOM MOUNTS.

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My existing serpentine belt travels around a bracket mounted to the engine to the side of wheelwell. Is it on the correct way? do i need to remove engine mount to remove my serpentine belt?


No you do not have to remove engine mount. There is an idler pulley located to the left of the alternator mounted on the top of the engine. In the middle of this idler pulley/belt tensioner is a 5/8" Bolt. Put a socket on it, turn it away from the belt and slide the belt off. It looks like you have to remove the mount but you will see you do not. A belt routing diagram will help you put it back on. You can draw it yourself before you take it off.

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From my understanding I think you have to remove the motor mount and mount the engine to remove it because I have been asking different mechanics about the serpintine belt on my 1998 Buick Lasabre.

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When iput my car in gear i can fell the motor raise up with a thump noise also fan belt makes a winning sound


The Motor raising up issue is, you may have a worn or broken Engine or Transmission Mount, inspect the mounts by having someone or you, look at the mounts while someone else puts the car in gear. If you see the mounts move excessively, than the mounts need to be replaced. The whining or squealing Fan Belt may be a worn, glazed or loose belt. I would inspect the belt and tighten or replace as needed.

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I have a audi i cant put the surpentine belt back in


Click on the following Direct Link. I know you said Serpentine (correct spelling) Belt and this Link has Timing Belt; however this does have the Serpentine Belt Diagram and also some key instructions to putting it back-on. After going to the Link, scroll down the page (to about half-way down the page) to Diagrams: G00039904, then G50H16367, then G50J16369.
In Diagram G00039904: it has the "Hinged Mounting Bracket" which has the Pulley holding tension on the belt keeping it tight. This must be loosened (NOT REMOVED) in order to get a serpentine belt back on. Then re-tightened in order to have the correct amount of tension.
In Diagram G50J16369: this Hinged Mounting Bracket has Mounting Bolts which again must be loosened (NOT REMOVED) in order for the hinge mounting bracket to move - loosening the Pulley = loosening the Serpentine Belt.
There are a couple of additonal Diagrams regarding the Electric Fan Mounting Bolts etc., that are useful for your reinstallation.

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http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/1990/make/audi/model/v8_quattro/1990_audi_v8_quattro_timing_belt_diagram_marks.htm

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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...

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97 Buick Lesabre-Am I crazy or do you have to unhook the engine mount to replace serpentine belt,I hope im just missing something. Thanks for any help. Don


Not the whole mount! Raise the car, remove passenger front wheel. Remove two clips that hold splash guard that is in front of the lower part of that engine mount. You'll then see the lower stud with a nut on it. Remove that nut, remove stud with a socket, then remove the spacer that was around stud between bracket and engine. That opens a gap to allow the belt to go on.

Dec 06, 2009 | 1997 Buick LeSabre

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I need to replace the idler pulley/tensioner and the belt


When this idler wears out it makes a growling noise that changes with engine RPM. A Bad Idler Pulley May Wobble & Wear Out Your Serpentine Belt Prematurely. Get Rid Of That Horrible Noise & Change.

Remove the serpentine belt by using a breakover bar, ratcher or serpentine belt removal tool with the correct size socket for the pulley mounting bolt. Rotate tensioner arm to release tension. Remove the bel. Using the proper size socket, remove the tensiones mounting bolt and remove tensioner.

Before installing the new tensioner, make sure the mounting surface for the tensiones is clean and free rust or other obstructions. Find the locator pin hole and rotate the replacement tensiones until the locator pin and the hole line uo. Insert the pin into the hole. Reinstall the mounting bilt and torque down to tight fit.

Rotate the tensioner arm to install the serpentine belt. Make sure the belt is correctly fitted to all pulley in the drive system. Start the engine to check for any problems. Extreme care should be taken when reinstalling the serpentine belt because some of the pulleys are located in remote positions ans it is very hard to see that belt is seated properly in all of the grooves. If the belt isn't seated properly, the belt can "ride out" of the grooves and the belt can be damaged.

Also must review the ZJ Repair Manual Secc-7-Cooling-System for graphics references.

Hope helped with this. Remember rated this help. Good luck.

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How do you loosen serpentine belt toreplace it


Typically you would loosen the mounting bracket on the alternator so that the alternator moves inward and releases tension on the serpentine belt. I found a video that might be of interest to you...
http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-change-a-serpentine-belt-on-your-car-39904_6/
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Aug 09, 2009 | 2002 Jeep Liberty

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Installing the serpentine belt


The power steering pump is only held on by two bolts that are removed thru the pulley holes. Anyway you don't have to remove the whole motor mount just remove the nut that holds the mount just to the left of the balancer. then remove the stud with a inverted torx bit. then remove the sleeve the stud went thru and then the belt will come off.

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