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How to replace serpentine belt, I was told to release a tension bolt? Also to draw a diagram of how the belt wraps around the pulleys? is there any tension involved or timing involved.

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There is a tensioner pulley in the belt system if there is 1 continuous belt for all the components yes a serpentine belt.As far as the tensioner bolt,I don't think that was necessary.The tensioner should just pull,loosening the belt,but it takes a pretty good tug.It's been a while,but I had a 93 Buick,basically the same as Olds.As far as a diagram,they are not available as a free download.Sometimes the library has a haynes or chilton manual to check out for free.They are also at national auto parts stores.Sometimes I will go and just look at one if it is unwrapped and find what I need.You can buy one for about $20-$25.You can try calling a dealer or a couple of shops,someone usually provide you with the diagram free so that you will com back.If yours isn't broke you can map it out but usually if someone is asking for a diagram,theirs is broke.Good luck!

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Pop the hood of the car and locate the serpentine belt routing diagram. The diagram on the 2003 Chevrolet Impala is on top of the fan shroud. The diagram will be a picture of all of the accessory pulleys and how the serpentine belt is routed among the pulleys. This diagram will give you the exact direction for routing the new belt onto the pulleys. If you cannot find a serpentine belt routing diagram, take a notepad and pen and draw out the exact routing diagram of the old belt across the pulleys.

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  • 3 Slide the old belt from the belt tensioner pulley. Remove the belt from the remaining pulleys and pull the belt from the engine compartment.
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  • 5 Rotate the belt tensioner clockwise again to relieve the tension and slide the new belt across the top of the belt tensioner pulley. Release the belt tensioner and the belt will tighten up as the tensioner applies pressure to the belt. Make sure the new belt is properly seated in all the pulleys.
  • 6 Crank the engine and inspect the belt again to make sure that it stays seated in the pulleys.

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    Hi,
    This is a simple technical task,just ensure you follow the instructions below carefully;

    STEP 1 Open the hood and locate the accessory belt diagram, which shows the routing of the belt in the engine.

    STEP 2. Turn the tensioner pulley to the right by placing a 15-mm wrench on the bolt in the middle of the tensioner and rotating the entire pulley. The tensioner pulley is located in the middle of the power steering pump and the crankshaft, and across from the water pump.


    STEP 3 Pull the belt off one of the pulleys and slowly rotate the tensioner back into its original position.

    NOTE;The tensioner pulley is spring loaded. If it snaps back into place, you stand the risk damaging the pulley.

    STEP 4 Remove the old belt from the other pulleys and discard it.


    STEP 5 Carefully Wrap the replacement serpentine belt around all but one of the pulleys using the belt diagram as a guide. Choose a pulley that is easy to access, i will suggest the power steering or tensioner pulley.

    STEP 6 Hold the belt tight and rotate the tensioner pulley to the right.



    STEP 7 Gently Slide the belt around the open pulley and move the tensioner pulley back into position.

    FINAL STEP Ensure that the belt is properly wrapped around all of the pulleys. The belt sits in the middle of the groove of the pulley when properly installed.

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    Here's the procedure on how to release and replace the tension belt of your car.

    Step 1
  • Open the hood on the Volvo S-60 and find the serpentine-belt routing diagram. The diagram should be attached to the top of the fan shroud that covers the radiator. If not, draw out the exact routing method of the serpentine belt around each pulley with a pen and a piece of paper.
  • Step 2 Locate the serpentine-belt tensioner that is in the very center of the engine. The tensioner will have a square bolt head in the center of the tensioner pulley.
  • Step 3 Slide the open end of the 5/8-wrench onto the square bolt head in the center of the belt-tensioner pulley. Turn the tensioner pulley counterclockwise and slide the serpentine belt off of the tensioner pulley.
  • Step 4 Remove the serpentine belt from the other pulleys and pull the belt out of the engine compartment.
  • Step 5 Slide the new serpentine belt into the engine compartment and around the crankshaft pulley.
  • Step 6 Route the new serpentine belt around each pulley. Turn the belt-tensioner pulley counterclockwise again and slide the serpentine belt around the tensioner pulley. Release the tensioner and it will tighten the belt around the pulleys. Look over the belt to ensure that it is inside of each pulley.
  • Step 7 Crank the S-60 and look over the serpentine belt with the motor running. Let the engine run for about one minute and shut the engine off. Close the hood.
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