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How to change a sepentine belt for a 1988 buick centrey

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There is tensioner pulley.It's spring loaded.Use a pry bar or similar object to push back this wheel and free the belt.Remove the belt and replace with new one according to routing schematic located under the hood.If the routing label is not there draw a digram of the belt routing before removing

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Go to advance auto parts or somewhere similar and buy the haynes manual for your particular car. in the manual, it will tell you how to do everything there is to do to your car (maintenence and breakdown wise). Under the general maintenence chapter i'm sure it will tell you how to change your serpentine belt.

if you can't find it in the stores, i advise searching for it online. they usually only run like 30-40 dollars and can be the most useful thing you'll ever own for your vehicle.

good luck!

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