Question about 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
If it's a v-6, then use a 1/2 " breaker bar to make the tensioner pulley move to loosen the belt if it's on there. If it's already off, this is the last pulley that you put the belt on.
Just buy the serpentine belt for the dngine that is in the cutlass supreme at your local parts store.
Then, thread the belt on to the pulleys with the grooved ends towards the grooved side of the belt, and the smooth sides towards the smooth pulleys until the last pulley is the tensioner pulley.
One may want to look at the tensioner and try to see if there is excessive side to side play which would cause the belt to fly off.
Good luck on this repair.
Posted on Oct 12, 2010
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Excessive belt tension will cause damage to the alternator and water pump pulley bearings, while, on the other hand, loose belt tension will produce slip and premature wear on the belt. Therefore, be sure to adjust the belt tension to the proper level.
To adjust the tension on a drive belt, loosen the adjusting bolt or fixing bolt locknut on the alternator, alternator bracket or tension pulley. Then move the alternator or turn the adjusting bolt to adjust belt tension. Once the desired value is reached, secure the bolt or locknut and recheck tension.
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