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How do you change / asjust the PS belt on an 83 Lesabre?

How do you change / adjust the PS belt on an 83 Buick Lesabre w/ a 307? The adjustment bolts are blocked by the pulley. Already have removed the fan shroud and blade/clutch.

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  • A Miller Jun 02, 2010

    You are going to have to figure out a way to get to the bolts ... open end wrench?



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SOURCE: 95 buick lesabre crankshaft pulley removal

i had used three bolts they have to be 6mm thik and like about 6 inches long then you install some flat washers by the head and use a regular crank pulley remover, you'll see three little holes inside the groevs at front side of pulley and there is where you install the bolts

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SOURCE: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

take belt off then make sure you have the right size socket and breaker bar to loosen the bolts on the tensioner and do everything in reverse to put new on

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SOURCE: removing water pump 98 buick park avenue

You need to poke a small extension with a 13mm socket through the holes in the power steering pulley, undo it, and slide it back.

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SOURCE: 1994 Buick Lesabre A/C Clutch

0.026" air gap

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SOURCE: Serpentine belt tensioner - cant get the pulley to

Go the other direction. It takes a breaker bar to move the tension arm.

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1.8L Engine
A/C Compressor-Power Steering Pump Belt

NOTE Refer to the accompanying illustration for bolt and nut locations.

  1. Loosen bolt A , nut B and nut C
  2. Loosen tension adjusting bolt D
  3. Remove the drive belt

To install:

Route the belt over the pulleys.

Fig. Removing the A/C and P/S pump belt-1.8L engine

  1. Tighten bolt A and nuts B and C, as follows:
    1. Bolt A: 27-39 ft. lbs. (37-53 Nm)
    2. Nut B: 14-19 ft. lbs. (19-25 Nm)
    3. Nut C: 24-34 ft. lbs. (32-46 Nm)

  2. Check the belt tension and adjust as necessary.

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a. Loosen the lock bolt, pivot bolt and adjusting bolt.

b. Remove the 2 drive belts.



a. Install the drive belts.

b. Adjust the drive bell with the adjusting bolt.

c. Tighten the pivot and adjusting lock bolts.


Pivot bolt: 59 N.m (600, 43 ft.lbs

Lock bolt: 21 N.m (210, 15 ft.lbs




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I need step by step instructions on how to install an alternator belt into a 1997 kia sephia. Also need a list of necessary tools

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1. Check the drive belt and pulley for wear, cracks, and fraying. Replace if necessary.

2. Measure the drive belt tension with a tension gauge.

Tension lb (N)

3. Measure the deflection by applying moderate pressure (221b,[9S N]) midway

between the pulleys. Adjust if necessary.

Deflection lb (N)


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2. Deflect the generator to achieve the specified deflection.

3. Tighten all bolts and recheck the tension.



1. Remove the A'C and PS drive belt, if equipped.

2. Loosen the generator mounting bolt and adjusting bolt.

3. Remove the generator belt.

4. Install the new generator belt and adjust it to specification.

5. Tighten all bolts to the specified torque.

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2 7-38 ft-lb (37-52 Nm)

Adjusting bolt:

14-19 ft-lb (19-25 Nm)

6. Install the AC and PS drive belt: if equipped. and adjust to specification.


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