Mechanics

REPLACE SERPENTINE BELT

1996 Oldsmobile 88

Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Oldsmobile 88 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 42,000 miles

The 3.8 engine for this vehicle is not supercharged.
Seems I must remove the upper passenger side motor mount to remove this belt. Is there another way. If not please advise me on this procedure.
Thanks.
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Fishhawk
March 24, 2010.





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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 tensioners. Each belt has its own tensioner.

A belt squeak when the engine is started or stopped is normal and has no effect on belt durability.

The drive belt tensioner can control belt tension over a broad range of belt lengths due to stretching; however, there are limits to the tensioners ability to compensate. Using the tensioner outside of its operating range can result in poor tension control and/or damage to the tensioner. The belt should be replaced when this condition occurs.

REMOVE OR DISCONNECT

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.
Belt(s).

INSTALL OR CONNECT

Belt.
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.) .

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Rasmataz
Mar 24, 2010.


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