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How do you replace serpentine belt on 1998 Olds88

There is a motor mount that should have a single bolt and spacer to remove to switch and replace the belt, but I don't know which bolt/ or bolts to remove.

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I actually just bought the same car. there is a spacer about 4 inches long near the a/c compressor that has a long stud going thru it and a nut at the end.this is what "traps' the serp have to look closely otherwise you will think you have to disconnect motor mount.the stud unscrews-its an inverted(female)torx.ive been a mechanic for 20 years.its not the simplest design they could have made.the stud threads into either the block or timing cover,i forget which.once you have the stud out,wiggle or pry the long spacer out and youll be able to remove the belt.

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Try these websites and and you should be able to get pictures and diagrams showing you how to replace the belt on your car.

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