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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
this is hard to exsplain without showing you a photo ,but i will try. first get the belt around the engine crankshaft which is the pully closest to the bottom and center of the engine. when standing in front of engine start to lead the belt to the right and connect to power steering pump then up to generator, next thare is going to be a smooth pully not groved like the others to the left,put the smooth side of the belt on bottom of this pully and continue left to the ac/compressor go around ac/compressor andstraight down to the belt tensioner , and then right over to the water pump which has a smooth pully not grooved. remember the smooth pullys will always carry the smooth side of the belt and the grooved pullys the grooved side of belt. the belt tensioner will half to be released by a serpantine belt tensioner tool sold at your local auto parts store. these instructions is for 3.8 liter engine, if you have a 4.6 liter engine it will be different, so repost stating that you have a 4.6 if this dont help
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
try autozone.com to see if they have your car listed for diagrams pictures and step by step instructions if your car is not listed then try your local library they have all the car manuals and even copy them for you
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
The supercharged 3800 engine uses two accessory drive belts. The outer belt drives the supercharger. The inner belt drives the generator, power steering pump, coolant pump and air conditioning compressor. All driven accessories are rigidly mounted to the engine. Drive belt tension is maintained by the spring loaded belt tensioner. Each belt has its own tensioner.
Remove: Place a jack with a block of wood on it under oil pan to support engine. Caution : Be sure the wood block extends past the width of the oil pan to avoid damage.
Torque axis engine mount bolt where it connects the mount to the engine mounting bracket.
Electrical connector from crank sensor.
Engine mounting bracket lower stud and lower engine to allow stud to clear frame rail.
Raise engine and reinstall bolt into torque axis mount. Lower engine to allow spacer to be removed.
Spacer. Remove bolt from torque axis bracket and lower engine.
Electrical connector to crank sensor.
Mounting bracket stud.
Raise engine and install torque axis mount bolt.
Tighten bolt to 87 Nm (52 lb. ft.)
Good luck and hope this helps.
Posted on May 05, 2009
Your serpentine belt and timing belt are not the same thing. If your serpentine belt breaks, you will lose your alternator, your cooling system, air conditioning, and your power steering. In turn, it will leave you stranded in a very short period of time.
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
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