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Had a serpentine belt replaced on my 1996 park avenue and somehow the pulley to the crankshaft popped out. I can put the belt back on but am missing the bolt to the pulley. Anyone know what size bolt I need so i can get this thing running again?

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GO TO DEALERSHIP TO PARTS DEPARTMENT TELL THEM YOU HAVE 3.8 BUICK ENGINE WITH MULTIPORT FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM THEY WILL LOOK UP AND SEE WHAT BOLT SIZE YOU NEED. OR GO TO JUNK YARD FIND A OLD 3.8 ENGINE GET A BOLT.MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A WOODRUFF KEY IN PLACE IN THE END OF CRANKSHAFT.THIS HOLD PULLEY IN PLACE.IF CRANKSHAFT CAME OFF SOUND LIKE YOU NEED A NEW PULLEY THEY JUST DONT FLY OFF.UNLESS KEY WAY ROUNDED OFF OR PULLEY DEFECTIVE.

Posted on May 31, 2010

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Dont know what size but a quick visit to scrapyard should cure it

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I am personally going back to answer your unanswered questions.
I have only been a free contributor to this site for the past 4-months.

I do not know if you still need this information, but I am going ahead and answering it anyway.

CLICK
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http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/1996/make/buick/model/park_avenue/1996_buick_park_avenue_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm

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