1996 Oldsmobile 88 belt tensioner assembly

Tiny
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  • 1996 OLDSMOBILE 88
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
How do you remove and replace the belt tensioner assembly on a 1996 Olds 88, I removed all the bolts but it wont come off.
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Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 AT 12:35 PM

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Tiny
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To better assist you please let me know if your Eighty Eight model is a LSS or a Royale? Also you engine size in liter I show I a 3.8L but is the 8th digit of the VIN a 1 or K?
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Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 AT 4:58 PM
Tiny
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Sorry took so long to reply, 8th digit of VIN is K. Its not a LSS. Has a 3.8 liter V6 engine
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Friday, January 9th, 2009 AT 12:56 PM
Tiny
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Here is the info you requested...........


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_42161843_1.jpg



BELT ROUTING
Refer to Fig. 25. for serpentine drive belt routing.

BELT TENSIONER, REPLACE

Disconnect battery ground cable.
Drain engine coolant, then remove accessory drive belt, Fig. 25.
Remove alternator and heater hoses.
Remove tensioner attaching bolts, then the tensioner.
Reverse procedure to install.
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Friday, January 9th, 2009 AT 7:12 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.

NHTSA96V116000
06/24/1996
Recall 96V116000: Intake Backfire During Starting

97-C-02
06/01/1996
Recall - Upper Intake Manifold Fractures

96C03
11/01/1995
Recall - Multifunction Alarm/MALL Module Inoperative

NHTSA95V204000
10/18/1995
Recall 95V204000: Malfunction Alarm Module Defect
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