Question about 2000 Buick LeSabre

1 Answer

Serpentine belt tension

How do you relieve the tension on the Buick serpentine belt?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 9 Answers

One pulley is a tensioner. Put a wrench on the nut in the center of the pulley and relieve the tension from the belt.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

How do you replace the serpentine belt on a 1995 Buick century 4 cylinder?


This is the advertised procedure:

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

Except Serpentine Belt
It may be necessary to loosen more than one pulley or remove another belt to access the drive belt, such as the power steering and air conditioning.
  1. Loosen the driven accessory's pivot and mounting bolts.
  2. Move the accessory toward or away from the engine until there is enough slack in the belt to slip it over the pulley of the driven accessory.
  3. Remove the belt from the engine.
  4. Install the new belt and move the accessory toward or away from the engine until the tension is correct. You can use a wooden hammer handle as a lever, but do not use anything metallic.
  5. Adjust the belt tension, then tighten the bolts.
Serpentine Belt
  1. Place a tool over the tensioner pulley axis bolt.
  2. Rotate the tool counterclockwise to relieve belt tension.
  3. Remove the drive belt.
  4. Carefully release the tensioner pulley and remove the tool.
To install:
  1. Route the belt over the pulleys, except tensioner.
  2. Place tool over tensioner, rotate counterclockwise and install belt.
  3. Remove the tool, then check alignment of tension and belt.
25367323-4c3ev5g3hggqhbcvosjrywtf-3-0.jpg

Jan 13, 2015 | 1995 Buick Century

1 Answer

How do i take of a pulley and tensioner of a 94 Dodge Caravan 3.0 L V6


You'll need a Serpentine Belt Tool and a socket set.

Rotate the Caravan's serpentine belt tensioner assembly clockwise to relieve the tension on the belt. Slip the belt off the tensioner with your free hand before rotating the tensioner back to its home position. Remove the tool.
Extract the two mounting bolts that hold the serpentine belt tensioner assembly to the Caravan's front engine cover using your socket set. Depending on your physical size and dexterity, you may find this easier to accomplish through the top of the engine well or through the passenger-side wheel well.
Pull the old serpentine belt tensioner assembly out of the Caravan's engine bay by hand. Place the new serpentine belt tensioner assembly on the Caravan's front engine cover and bolt it in using your socket set.
Rotate the new serpentine belt tensioner assembly clockwise with the serpentine belt tool and then place the belt on the pulley by hand. Rotate the new serpentine belt tensioner assembly back into place. Remove the tool and close the hood.

May 19, 2011 | Dodge Caravan Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

How to put serpentine belt on a 2004 taurus. instruction & diagram


The 8th digit of your car's VIN (vehicle identification number) tells you the engine
type for your car - your choices for Ford Taurus are U (3.0L), and S (3.0L).
I've included the Ford SHO engine too.



archaeology_38.jpg
Serpentine belt for 3.0L (Vin U) Ford Taurus

archaeology_39.jpg
Serpentine belt for 3.0L (Vin S) Ford Taurus

archaeology_40.jpg
Serpentine Belt for Ford 3.4L SHO engine

archaeology_41.jpg
Water Pump belt for Ford 3.4L SHO engine

REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
  1. Attach a 15mm socket or wrench to the bolt attaching the tensioner pulley.
  2. On all 3.0L (OHV) engines, rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise to relieve belt tension and slide the belt off the pulleys.
  3. On 3.0L (DOHC) engines, rotate the tensioner counterclockwise to relieve belt tension and slide the belt off the pulleys.


To install:
  1. Install the drive belt on all the pulleys except the tensioner pulley.
  2. Rotate the belt tensioner as outlined in the removal procedure to relieve belt tension and install the belt onto the tensioner pulley. Make sure the V-grooves make proper contact with the pulleys. Make sure the spring keeper releases or improper belt tension will occur.
Tip: you may want to get (free) a serpentine belt installation tool kit to help with this job.
Both Advance Auto Parts and AutoZone wisely have loan-a-tool programs that permit you
to borrow (for a deposit) their serpentine belt installation kits - which allow their
handy customers to use their auto parts rather than towing it to a garage.

Apr 11, 2011 | Ford Taurus Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

I want to replace the serpentine belt on a 2003 Buick LeSabre Custom with V6. How do I release tension on it?


look for small pulley with a square hole in it then you will have to install a 3/8 ratchet into it and pull in either direction until you see the belt loosen its a spring loaded tensioner so it will return once pressure is relieved, be careful these tensioners are very strong. in some cases they use a bolt and you will have to use a socket to release the tension most tensioners are located towards the center of the belt routing.

Nov 14, 2010 | Buick LeSabre Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do I replace the serpentine belt on a 1998 Buick LeSabre? In particular, where exactly is the engine mount bolt that I need to remove?


who told you you had to remove an engine mount bolt. I replaced a serpentine belt on a mercury grand marquis and it i was just a matter of relieving the tension on the tensioner pully and positioning the new belt back on. I actually used my waistbelt(yes the belt on your pants) as a "rope" to pull the new belt up and over the last pully. it is easier when two people work on it but i was by myself. Your engine compartment should have a diagram of how your belt goes in case you forget to pay attention to that.

Aug 24, 2010 | 1998 Buick LeSabre

1 Answer

In order to replace the serpentine belt on a 1994 Buick Skylark It appears that something has to be removed in order to remove the belt and replace it. What exactly has to be removed?


Nothing has to be removed. Just relieve the tension on the belt and it will come off. Find the tensioner pulley and pry it back. Look for a square hold where you insert a 1/2" ratchet. If you find none look for a way to pry it back. All you have to do is relieve the tension.

May 09, 2010 | 1994 Buick Skylark

1 Answer

How to replace a serpentine belt in a ford winstars


e

b1513bf.jpg

Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-3.0L engine



21dafdb.jpg

Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.0L engine


96f660b.jpg

Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.8L engine


Removal and Installation

2928bae.jpg

Fig. Drive belt tensioner wear indicator marks


2375d13.jpg

Fig. Place a wrench on the drive belt tensioner bolt and rotate the assembly clockwise to relieve belt tension

Using a 15mm wrench attached to the drive belt tensioner pulley, rotate the tensioner clockwise to release the tension. Remove the drive belt from the pulley. When installing the new drive belt, ensure that the drive belt is routed correctly and note the position of the indicator mark on the tensioner.

Hope heled with this; remember rated this help. Good luck.

Nov 12, 2009 | 2000 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Diagram for 1998 buick lasabre serpentine belt


I found the diagram in my owner's manual.
I replaced the belt on mine just 2 days ago. All you need to do is remove one bolt from the lower motor mount and remove the spacer. After you relieve the belt tensioner, the belt will slip right through the gap. Don't forget to support the engine before removing the bolt. As a backup I took a photo of the belt with my digital camera beforehand... just in case.

Sep 05, 2009 | 1998 Buick LeSabre

1 Answer

Serpentine belt replacement.


Locate the automatic belt tensioner, it should have a black plastic pulley on it. Insert a 1/2 inch breaker bar in the hole thats on the tensioner, and pull to relieve the tension on the belt. Slip old belt off the pulley and slowly release the force you have on the bar untill it stops moving. Route new belt, and move tensioner with bar to gain needed slack to get the belt on, Release tension, and remove bar. makeing sure new belt is in alignment.
Be careful...watch for pinch points, around your fingers and hands when performing this job.
Also, check the pulleys and idlers for wear before installing the new belt. They will wobble if the bearings are worn and should be replaced.
Good luck, hope this helps.

Mar 16, 2009 | 1994 Buick Park Avenue

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Buick LeSabre Logo

Related Topics:

377 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Buick Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60867 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Buick Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...