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Cant get my serpentine belt back on my 98 deville

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  • gmny10000 May 11, 2010

    Is there a belt diagram in the hood area , if yes make sure its in the right places. Did u make sure the old belt matched the new one ?

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Is the belt not fitting properly because of it is too long or too short or is something getting in the way? It must be routed in the proper order. I believe that most cadillacs require the belt to be routed leaving the alternator pulley for last. A long 3/8" drive breaker bar should fit in the center of the tensioner. When you have everything lined up, pry the breaker bar slowly while keeping tension on the belt by pulling the belt onto the alternator pulley. Once it seats, slowly add tension back to the belt stopping every few inches to check the alignment. I hope that is helpful but I have not worked on a caddy in a few years.

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