Question about 1998 Buick Riviera
Locate the belt tensioner! It will need to be turned in a direction that wil loosen the belt. up or down i,m not remembering!
next look for a square hole to place a breakover bar in. to move the tensioner.If not you will need a socket placed on the bolt head in the center of the tensioner pulley.This is the only pulley of all the others that you can move,in a circular motion to loosen(remove the tension, and reinstall the new serpintien belt.Check the new belt for length to the old one,are they the same length?
Next if you dont se a decale-sticker,with the belt routing,it is wise to draw one out for your own use. The 4 cylinder engine is a snap,the v6 a bit more complicated,but,you can do it! If i can you can ok??? Remember that the grooved belt side goes on,around the outside of the diameter,of the grooved pulley.the flat faced pulley or pulley's run next to the flatside of the belt. Have a helper unload the tension of the tensioner while you place the belt on and around the pulleys in the correct routing. If the belt seems too long try again for proper routing.Once on, release the tension,and see that the pully is not binding up or running loose,this will damage the new belt.
Posted on Sep 10, 2010
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