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Sepentine belt keeps slipping off - 1997 Buick LeSabre

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The belt tensioner has gone bad internally. The tension of the belt pulls the pulley out of line with the rest of the pulleys and the belt just walks off the edge of the tensioner. Replace the tensioner arm assembly. On your car, it may be part of the alternator mount. You may have to disconnect the heater hoses.

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Diagram sepentine belt routing 96 buick lesabre

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