SERPENTINE BELT REMOVAL 1998 BUICK PARK AVENUE

  • Tiny
  • Loaf00
  • 1998 BUICK PARK AVENUE

Serpentine belt removal from a 1998 Buick Park Avenue and installation of a new belt. Contains only 1 belt and removed belt with tensioner but literally can't remove the belt from car due to frame? Please help and/or show me where his belt can be removed from vehicle and new one put back in its place. Thank you so very much

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Thursday, January 6th, 2011 AT 10:11 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Saturntech9
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Here you go.
REMOVAL PROCEDURE
The accessory drive belt drives all engine mounted accessories. All driven accessories are rigidly mounted to the engine. Drive belt tension is maintained by a spring loaded belt 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; however, there are limits to the tensioner's ability to compensate. Using the tensioner outside of its operating range can result in poor tension control and/or damage to the tensioner.

Important: Ensure that the wood block extends past the width of the oil pan in order to avoid damage.

1. Use a jack with a block of wood on the jack under the oil pan in order to support the engine.
2. Remove the engine mount to engine mount bracket nuts.
3. Remove the engine mount bracket front upper and lower nuts.
4. Remove the engine mount bracket front upper and lower studs and spacer.

5. Lower the engine as necessary and rotate the tensioner to remove the drive belt.

6. Remove the drive belt.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

1. Install the drive belt.

2. Install the engine mount bracket front upper and lower studs and spacers.

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

3. Install the engine mount bracket front upper and lower nuts. Tighten the nuts to 78 Nm (58 ft. Lbs.).
4. Install the engine mount to engine mount bracket nuts. Tighten the nuts to 87 Nm (64 ft. Lbs.).
5. Remove the floor jack.

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Thursday, January 6th, 2011 AT 10:40 PM
  • Tiny
  • Rvines5
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This was quite difficult. I was able to get the motor mount loose but not out. The top two nuts came off without the studs and the bottom stud came off with the nut. I couldn't get the bottom spacer out without getting the nut off of the stud, and it felt next to impossible to get the upper left spacer back in. I would not have been able to do this without two different torx sockets (E-8 and E-10, I believe). Also I highly recommend having an extra pair of hands and removing the passenger side wheel and wheel well cover.

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