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Any other way to to replace the serpentine belt from a 1997 park avenue without having to raise the moter mount...there is a mount that blocks the belt from sliding off

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Yes at the bottom by the air conditioning compressor is a spacer/bushing that runs through the mount and into the block.I think the nut is an 18mm it is on a stud that is an inverted torx towards the bottom.Many times removing the nut will also unthread this stud.If it does not you will need the inverted torx to remove it .After that is out wiggle that spacer around and it will dislodge and allow just enough room to get that belt off and back on.

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How do I take out the power steering ump to replace a serpantine belt in a 98 buick park ave?


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Removal Procedure
The accessory drive belt drives all engine mounted accessories. All driven accessories are rigidly mounted to the engine. Drive belt tension is maintained by a spring loaded belt tensioner. A belt squeak when the engine is started or stopped is normal and has no effect on belt durability. The drive belt tensioner can control belt tension over a broad range of belt lengths; however, there are limits to the tensioner's ability to compensate. Using the tensioner outside of its operating range can result in poor tension control and/or damage to the tensioner.
Important: Ensure that the wood block extends past the width of the oil pan in order to avoid damage.
  1. Use a jack with a block of wood on the jack under the oil pan in order to support the engine.
  2. Remove the engine mount to engine mount bracket nuts.
  3. Remove the engine mount bracket front upper and lower nuts.


Remove the engine mount bracket front upper and lower studs and spacer.
Lower the engine as necessary and rotate the tensioner to remove the drive belt.
Remove the drive belt.
Don't need to remove power steering pump if done right !

Oct 18, 2016 | 1998 Buick Park Avenue

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Do you need to remove the l/h side motor mount to replace serpentine belt on a 2001 park avenue?


No it is not necessary to remove the motor mount on either the standard 3.8L or the super charged engine. Just remove the tension on the tensioner and remove the belt or belts, both will come off without removing the motor mount.

Apr 11, 2011 | Buick Park Avenue Cars & Trucks

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How to take off serpintine belt off a buick park avenue 1997


iys been while since i messed w/buicks but if the engine is side mounted you must remove motor mount to to put a new one in

Dec 20, 2009 | 1997 Buick Park Avenue

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1999 buick park avenue ultra motor mount and supercharger belt replacement


  1. Remove the engine mount to engine mount bracket nuts. Important: Ensure that the wood block extends past the width of the oil pan in order to avoid damage.
  2. Use a jack with a block of wood on the jack under the oil pan in order to support the engine.
  3. Remove the engine mount bracket front upper and lower nuts.
  4. Remove the engine mount bracket front upper and lower studs and spacer.
  5. Lower the engine as necessary and rotate the tensioner to remove the drive belt.Remove the supercharger belt.
  6. Reverse For INSTALATION

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Is there a free online diagram for changing the serpentine belt in a 1997 buick park avenue


You might try Autozone website I believe they have diagrams like your asking about. Good luck.

Nov 03, 2009 | 1997 Buick Park Avenue

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You do not need to remove the mount, but one of the bolts on the lower portion of it. You will need to remove the 15mm nut, then the stud comes out with a reverse torx bit. The collar in between the mount will come out with some work. Then you can remove the belt with the mount still in place.

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that car to my knowlege & replacemt has one engine mount by the belt & 2 tranny mounts one in the front & that canbe purchased at amazon for about $130 alot cheaper then dealer! also rear tranny can be purchase as insert or complete with bracket & mount together! have no clue on tensioner as mine has not went yet!!

Jan 22, 2009 | 1997 Buick Park Avenue

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This is the diagram but you should have factory belt diagram sticker is still somewhere under the hood
If not:
http://www.mvreader.com/multiview/dayco/zoom.php?zoom_item=C0001D&l=n&catalog=auto&category=
To replace the serpentine belt on a V6 3800 you must jack up the motor and remove a motor mount. You must then use a breaker bar with a socket (13/64") and pull it toward the front of the car to release the belt tensioner. Put the new belt on, tighten it, put the mount back on, and lower the jack.
Driving without a belt can cause the motor to overheat, will cut power steering, and will not recharge the battery, so you should probably get a tow
Good Luck

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yes you do but you need a engine hoist to lift engine to get belt around mount....

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