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I have a 1995 buick riviera w/supercharger. the

I have a 1995 buick riviera w/supercharger. the sc is shot can i bypass it by dissconnecting the belt and drive it that way? ?

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    John Bronson Feb 03, 2012

    thank you for the great advice

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Yes. Does the supercharger belt run anything else? I can't remember.

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    Vondell McCoy Aug 24, 2011

    No, this is very bad advice!!!! You can not remove the serpentine belt and run the engine because that belt also turns the water pump. If the pulley wobbles (shakes and the belt flips off or rips) you need to replace the coupler. No need searching AutoZone and Napa and most other stores, and especially do not try Buick because the chain stores won't stock and won't order this coupler for you. Buick will try to sell you a new Supercharger and say you can't buy a coupler from anywhere. You can get it here for under $30.00:http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sku/Do... And no I am not affiliated nor earning any commission from this parts store. Just trying to save someone the headache I got finding this part. There are no instructions included, but should be pretty easy. Make sure to change the supercharger oil from the nose cone before you put it back on the supercharger. Use GM SuperCharger oil only!!!

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Can you bypass the supercharger on a 1993 Buick Park Avenue?In: Buick Park Avenue [Edit categories]2012 Buick Regal eAssist www.Buick.com/Regal-eAssistGet Info on the Future Regal w/ GM Est 36 MPG Hwy / 25 MPG City.How Much is My Car Worth? BlackBook.WhyPaySticker.comFind out how Much Your Car is Worth with a Free Black Book Valuation!AdsAnswers.com > Wiki Answers > Categories > Cars & Vehicles > American Cars > Buick > Buick Park Avenue > Can you bypass the supercharger on a 1993 Buick Park Avenue?Answer: ImproveI have just done it !! I used a shorter belt... AutoZone Duralast Multi-V belt Part Number 795K6.. which is basically a 79 1/2 inch belt. I routed the belt exactly as the diagram shows, just skipping the route around the Supercharger. I took it to a mechanic I trust afterward (even though he said it couldn't be done) so he could take a look and make sure I wasn't going to blow the motor. He said that all his references showed no danger, just that the motor would be "a little less peppy". 2 days and 100 miles and everything seems to be running along just fine.

A side note I learned though.. there is a metal hose that the belt may rub against. I believe it is the power steering line... I just lifted very gently on it until it was clear (maybe 1/4 inch). Like I said so far, so good.


parts link: http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/Duralast-Belt/_/N-8gcul?counter=0&filterByKeyWord=duralast+795k6&fromString=search&itemIdentifier=354335_0_0_

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    Joe Dynamo Nov 29, 2012

    Yes, I have just done it !! I used a shorter belt... AutoZone Duralast Multi-V belt Part Number 795K6.. which is basically a 79 1/2 inch belt. I routed the belt exactly as the diagram shows, just skipping the turbocharger. I took it to a mechanic I trust afterward (even though he said it couldn't be done) so he could take a look and make sure I wasn't going to blow the motor. He said that all his references showed no danger, just that the motor would be "a little less peppy". 2 days and 100 miles and everything seems to be running along just fine. A side note I learned though.. there is a metal hose that the belt may rub against. I believe it is the line... I just lifted very gently on it until it was clear (maybe 1/4 inch).- Note: the 3.8 liter GM V-6 engine is a Buick built design that is used by all of General Motors divisions. It is supercharged in various models, such as the Buick Park Ave. & Riviera, and in other brands like the Pontiac Bonneville. see also: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Can_you_bypass... around the Supercharger) (My wife's '97 Buick Ultra supercharger belt broke. The car continued to run just fine, but without the high acceleration enabled by the supercharger. The high acceleration returned upon replacement of said belt. It appears that the bypass is standard equuipment.)

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If your charger sounds like tumbling rocks, it is your coupler; your engine wont get enough air if your charger isnt running; get your coupler replaced

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