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How do you change the serpentine belt on a 1998 olds cutlass.....mine broke and i can't get new one to go on and i have diagram.........but its not working.....the belt is laying on top of each other at two of the pulleys the way they have the belt running with the diagram

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I am changing the serpentine belt on my 1998 olds cutlass and i am looking at a motor mount that looks like it is in the way is it and do i have a major job on my hands and lastly if it is in my way will...

  • Hi, I can help.

  • Fits stick a brick behind each rear wheel and put on the parking break.

  • It's not a big job but you will need to support the engine. Just take a nice piece of wood and gently ease up a floor jack with the wood on it under the oil pan. Just until it touches the oil pan and is nicely secure. Your not gonna attempt to jack up the car just add a little needed support. Make sure the wood expands out each side of the oil pan to avoid any dents on the oil pan.

  • Now take and remove the two mount bolts on that mount right by the serpentine mount (top side of engine). You can remove all four if this makes the job easier for you but you only need to provide enough space for that belt to slide through.

  • The diagram below should be your route for install.


  • if you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
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How to change serpentine belt on 1993 Olds Cutlass Ciera V6 motor

Click on the following direct Link. It has the Serpentine Belt Diagrams that you will need for your specific engine size and options (AC/No AC...etc).

Standard Rules to Removal the Serpentine Belt with a Tensioner:
1. Find the Tensioner(s). (See Diagrams on Link)
2. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool, Or Wrench OR Ratchet, Rotate/Move the Tensioner USING THE AVAILABLE NUT (on the Pulley or Arm Base) OR the OPENING (3/8ths or 1/2 inch square opening) rotating it\moving it away from contact with the belt and towards the area where the belt is not in contact with the Tensioner Pulley. The Tensioner is spring loaded, and is hard to rotate/move.
3. Remove the loosened belt off one of the other more easily accessed Pulleys.

Standard Rules for Installing the Serpentine Belt with Tensioners:
a. Pick a Pulley that is most easily accessed. This will usually be on top. This will be the last Pulley that the belt will go on.
b. Using the Diagram: Install the new Serpentine Belt on the remainder of the Pulleys....over, under, left right.
c. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool or Wrench or Ratchet Tool: Rotate/Move the Tensioner Pulley/Arm "away" from Belt contact area on the Tensioner. This spring is pretty hard and with a new belt, it will be even harder to install. Rotate/Move this to as-close to the maximum allowed inorder to have enough slack in the belt to get it up and over the last pulley.
d. Using your other hand - Pull the Belt up and over the Last remaining Pulley.
e. Before releasing the pressure on the Tensioner, visually inspect the remainder Pulleys and the Belts' Positioning on them

Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at!

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Here's a link to a series of videos that will explain how to change the serpentine belt.

Here is a diagram of the belt routing which will help you put the belt back on correctly...

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Yes, It will Work. Just make sure that the Place where you get the Belt will allow you to Return the Belt if it will not Fit. Sometimes you may need a Shorter or Longer Belt. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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There should be a factory diagram at the front of the radiator top plate near the passenger side. That's where it is on mine, and it shows with and without AC. I hope that helps

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