How do you replace the serpentine belt on a 1997 grand prix and there is apparently two designs of the 3.8 V6. so how do you know which design your motor is so that you order the right drivebelt?
The 3.8 could be factory supercharged or not. If it was supercharged it would be obvious.I don't know anything about two designs, i know there is a 3.1 and a 3.8 liter v6. in my 97,3.8 v6 there is a tension pulley, this pulley only puts tension on the belt so it stays on. use a big wrench to pull it back and this will loosen the belt. if you are confused about your model have the vin number readily available when you try to get your part.
To remove the accessory drive belt or the serpentine belt from the motor on a 1989 Sunbird, it is necessary to loosen the belt tensioner. Look for a pulley that has a bolt in a slot. Loosen the bolt and move the tensioner so there is a gap in the belt. Then remove the belt from each pulley.
There should be an idler pulley that you need to loosen to take belt off, draw a diagram of how the belt looks before you take it off so you can see how it goes back on.
You don't. The belt tension is automatically adjusted via a spring loaded tensioner. If the serpentine belt is noisy or worn out prematurely. replace the tensioner. The belt should be inspected for cracks and other signs of wear. Replace worn out belt(s) before they break leaving you stranded.
The license plate light bulb on a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix is replaced by removing the retaining bolts and pulling the bulb out of its socket. A new bulb is then put into the socket and reassembled.
There are two screws on the top underside that you must take out. then the bulb is attached to a wire and you can pull it down about an inch to help pull out the bulb. put in the new bulb and screw the screws back in and youre all set. -richard(I found this answer really useful so I paste it here)
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Serpentine/Drive Belt Squealing noise from the front of the vehicle. If you notice a squealing noise coming from the front of your vehicle, it could be from the serpentine belt. Power steering and AC not working. If the serpentine belt completely fails and breaks...
To remove the serpenteen belt on this vehicle, you must first locate the spring loaded tensioner. You will need a 1/2" breaker bar or a socket to recoil the spring load. doing this will release the tension on the belt. You can then remove the belt.NOTE: If you are just changing the belt with a ne...
Serpentine belts don't just break. There is probably an accessory that is locked up such as the alternator or a idler pulley. Check each pulley that the belts contacts and make necessary repairs before installing a new belt. Once you have done that just start the engine back up as you normally wo...
Dont replace it just get rid of the car all together. I have one now that i have owned for the past 4 years and its been nothing but problems. Id bet the reason they stopped making the cougar in 02 was because of so many issues. if you have a manual trans get rid of it now. they are the most prob...
Look inside the radiator while the engine is running if the pump is good you will see the fluid swirling or at least moving around, if the shaft is difficult to move or there is play in the shaft then the bearings are going bad, if there is coolant seeping out of the weep hole, coolant seeping or...
If it is leaking it needs replacing. If you have no heat and the inlet heater hose is hot and the outlet is cool, it is stopped up and may need replacing, if it cannot be flushed out.
You don't list the Make, Model, which belts, or engine size, and expect an answer. The only answer I can provide with the information you provided, is, take it to a professional for this repair.
The system will need to be reset or repaired.To reset a original GM system start by using the remote lock and unlock the doors.Then have a repair shop scan the computer and see if it can be reset.If that does not work it will need to see a GM dealer or qualified repair person.
The check engine light should be on and give you a code. If not and your vehicle is idling low or rough you should take it off and clean it out before you spend money on it. A good cleaning will usually fix that problem.
How do you unplug a blower switch on a 97 Grand Prix so the car can be used until a new relay is installed?
If the relay is faulty, it just needs replacing to work. The switch would never need to be disconnected just to use the car.
Drive to a different gas station.
There is a wheel at the top of the serpentine belt that you cant seem to get the belt over you have the belt assembled but you cant get pat this part HELP?
you need to loosen the tensioner.. ist like a small wheel with some sort of spring attatched..
How do you get the tensioner to move on 1988 caravan to replace serpentine belt having a diffucut time trying to get belt on?
You don't mention which engine but on my 90 3.3 I put a wrench on it and just move it. It's kinda hard.
How do you take find out how to put on a serpentine belt for a 3.3L V6 if you dont have the diagram on the van anymore or the original belt?
you don't say wot make an model... so i presume its the Chrysler new yorker as i cant think of another with a 3.3 v6.. easy answer.. buy a haynes manual.. if your gonna replace the belt.. you might as well do other stuff like replace the water pump and front engine seal while your at it..
First, the vehicle should be running rough. If you have a bad valve, you will have a low compression situation in the problem cylinder. The only way to check this is to have a compression test performed. After the test the problem cylinder will be indentified. As a tech I would put compressed air...
How do you tighten serpentine belt on 1993 Ford F-350 7.3l diesel so my power brakes will work again creating the nescessary vacuum?
7.3l diesel does not have an adjusment for the serpentine beltit is autmatically adjusted with the belt tensioner.if the tensioner is not keeping belt tight, replace the belt and check to see that tensioner is working correctly.most times if vaccuum pump is not working the power brakes, you need ...
How do you know when an unmarked roadway that is wide enough for two lanes of traffic is a single lane or two-lane roadway?
Cars parked on the side of the street. Are they all facing the same direction?If they are, it's probably one way.
How do you determine which kind of spark plug wires you need for a Ford 1990 5.0 L F150 4x4 There are two types listed for that engine?
Difficult to know. Could be one set standard and one set high performance. Are all outlets advertizing two sets? Could be one set for one type of distributor and one for another needing different ends. The VIN and engine No are of help here. Take a picture of the ends and measure all the cable le...
Just take it to the dealler
Not knowing what the vehicle is, if you can insert the key and it allows you to turn the mechanism, the key is okay.
You are replacing a v6 fuel injected motor with a carburated 350 motor how do you hook up the fuel pump on the 350 from the fuel pump in your gas tank?
I believe the pressure will be too great for the carburator.
It should be marked on the fuse block or in the drivers manual.
How do you get rid of the water noise coming from the dash when the car is engaged in your 4 liter v6 grand Cherokee?
I have the same problem with my 4.0 2000 Jeep Grand Cher. I also have a broken heater core that is in the process of being replaced and that is a likely source of the noise. Coolent leaked fromt heater core builds up in the housing and sloshes around making the water sound. I have the same proble...
Fill the tank Does the gas guage read correctly? If not replace the fuel sending unit after you drive enough to empty the tank to less than 1/4 full
How do you disemploy an alarm system on a 1990 Volvo 240 that you didn't know was there when you bought the car?
Hey - I have the same probalem with a 1988 240 I bought for my daughter. The only thing that I have found out so far is that you have to get a remote from the dealer and that cost $90.00. I will let you know if I find out anything else adn I would love it if you let me know if you find anything o...
How do you wire car so that low beam stays on when high beam is engaged There are 3 wires A B and ground. A is low beam and it cuts out when B which is high beam engages.?
You should consider this carefully because you will be drawing twice the current from the headlight circuit.If you decide that you do need to make this change, verify that the feed wiring and fuse/relay will handle the additional current.You can then either install a diode that allows power to pa...
In California you can go to the D.M.V. ( division of motor vehicles) and file a car abandonment. You will need the vin # which is 18 numbers for newer cars They will have you pay all back fees, up to three years.In California you can go to the D.M.V. ( division of motor vehicles) and file a car a...
How do you avoid screamers you fell for two screamers one is Cussing baby and the other is Subliminal Messages Oh and you know some tips how to avoid but you want to know more could anyone help you?
if the videos have a weird title like cursing baby. Then their probably screamers.Others like scary car or ghost car are screamers to.If it tells you to look close then it may be a screamer.do not watch kikia,scary car jingly bells backwards,and wheres waldo
When it is leaking coolant or blocked internally and won't flush out.
Obviously it varies car to car, yet you didn't specify a make/model. Take it to the dealer you cheapskate.
How much is the lighting control modular for a grand marquise 2000 do you have to replace the curcuit board to fix the problem.?
The complete module has to be replaced. This is a dealer item priced at approximately $300 to $400
How do you fix your can when your car's passenger side front wheel hit the curve so that tire of that wheel is touching body of car?
Hitting a curb hard enough to make the tire touch the body will require a qualified repair shop. You can bank on more then one thing being broke and or at least bent and will need to be replaced. This happened to me and it required a new control arm. 300 dollars parts and labor.
Where is the low pressure valve on a 1997 VW cabrio Need to recharge the ac with r134 you see two valves but not sure which one is high and which one is low is there a picture out there somewhere?
The low pressure side generally has a different fitting than the high side so your kit should only attach to one side. The low side generally has a larger size hose connected to it also.
How do you find a key for 1997 Celica locking lug nuts that the previous owner says is in the car but it is not?
it should be attached to the lug wrench in the trunk. if not,go to the dealer, we have a universal set that can remove any factory style locks. have them remove the locks and replace the set with a new set...and dont lose the key this time!
You have a 2000 Nissan Altima that is leaking anti-freeze the radiator was pressue tested and was replaced it is still leaking sitting in the car it is front slightly right What do you think it is?
Could be a heater hose, or lower rad. hose. If not I would dye test it. Autozone has a loaner kit. Contains fluro dye and a blacklight. Makes it very easy to track it to the source.
You replaced the rear pads and rotor on a 2003 Camry there is not enough clearance between the pads for the rotor how do you make the clearence?
I'M NOT exactly sure what you're asking but I think I know. Here goes: I think the problem you're having is that you can't get the caliper assembly (that the new pads sit in) back on, over the rotor. This is because as the old brake pads wore down, the piston inside the caliper moved closer to th...
How do you rotate the crankshaft so that the cam lobe is on the down stroke on a 1985 s10 blazer 4x4 with a 2.8l engine?
Use a socket, short extension and a breaker bar on the front crankshaft bolt that holds on the vibration damper. Rotate the engine clockwise from underneath the vehicle.
How come school buses do not have seat belts for the children. Do you think that it is a safety issue?
Well, i think that school busses don't have seat belts because the school trusts the bus driver to be safe. Also, the bus driver expects the children to stay in their seats. But some buses do have seat belts, and I bet thoes shools are very safe. Yes, I do think it is a safety issue because there...
Your battery on your 1998 e320 Mercedes so you charged the battery and now the dash display reads asr acc skid control and there is no power so how do you turn the asr off or reset it?
u have to take it out then see if its blown out or if it isn't if it is and your car is a 1999 you have to buy a 2002.... so it wont get blown
1996 gmc sierra with a 350 vortec you have a squeak with you thought was the serpentine belt So you changed it and it quit Then the next day it came back Could it be that a pulley is loose- off time?
you have to determine which pulley it is. if the sweak is consistent, it could be the tensioner, water pump, well these are the first to go. the serpentine doesnt control timing. and loose is a possibiity.
How do you do the vacuum lines hook up on a 1995 GMC diesel pick up I want to know how they hook up how you hook him up there all disconnected right now and I don't know how to put them back together?
Go to one of your local parts houses and purchase a Haynes Manual that is specific to you truck. It will have the vacuum routing as well a wiring schematic.
How do you install a power steering belt on a Cadillac sedan DeVille if there is no diagram under the hood?
mbaIf there is no diagram under the hood, I would have drawn a diagram before the belt was removed. Just saying.
How do you dispose of your old car legally so that once you dispose that car is no more in your name because the car is registered in your name?
It depends which country you're in ! In the UK, you simply fill out the relevant part of the log-book - and send it to the DVLA. They enter the vehicle's details onto the DVLA national database as scrapped. If the car is subsequently seen on the road, the driver will have some serious questions t...
How do you repair the center dash AC to blow air only the side vents blow out air you know that you need a mechanic but that is not funny?
Diagnosing this problem depends heavily on the year, make, and model of your vehicle. Some older cars use vacuum powered doors inside the vent to control airflow output location, so there maybe a vacuum leak to the center door. Almost all cars have handles on the vent outlet grill that manually d...
Your parents co-signed a car with you you are paying for your car everything that goes into that car Do your parents have any rights to take away the car If so how do you get the car put in your name?
Absolutely they do. The only way you have any right is to buy it yourself with no co signer. I know nobody likes to hear this, but if you need a co signer, THEY have a vested interest in how things go too. They actually stand to lose more than you if you mess up. Oh, and by the way, even if you D...
the fan should run after car is tuned off until engine the temp is down ,then it the fan should shut off
95 4cyl dohc what are the proper cam timing marks there is a dot and also two lines which one do you use for your markings for setting the timing on a ford probe?
the correct alighnment is at TDC marked on crankshaft pulley = groove in tail end of both cam,s vertical with the pulley dowels uppermost on both cam,s = no 1 lead on distributer firing. cam pulleys are universal inlet cam should use the I and respectivly the exaust will use EX to identify locati...
You recently installed a low mileage metro motor in your 91 Geo it came out of a older model Geo that was carburated need to know how to adjust the timing on her it is old school for me?
there should be a distributer (where the spark plug wires go) try loosening the 2 bolts and turning the distributer a little bit
When you turn the steering wheel on your 1996 dodge neon all the way to the left or the right it squeaks badly Why is that and how do you fix it?
Check the level of your power steering fluid. If it is full, or topping off does not help, you may have air in your lines and they need to be bled, but more than likely your power steering pump is bad and needs to be replaced.
How do you fix a cassette player in a 1995 Ford Taurus that doesn't play music out speakers on the right side of the car The left side is fine and the radio plays on all of the cars speakers?
In addition to the priceless advice above... You could probably pickup a used radio that will plug right in for dirt cheap. Check around at local / online auto salvage yard & sources.
How do you find out the make of a truck.. I can't remember what it was...all I know is that you could take off the back and it was blue..?
There should be a sticker on the inside of the driver or passenger door when you open it. Right where the door latches. sometimes you may have to peel off paint if it was painted
On a 2003 Toyota Camry--how do you unlock the steering wheel to start the car Wheelssteering wheel is locked so that key won't turn in ignition even when jiggling the steering wheel.?
Correct key? For this answer, it is important to first understand how the wheel locking mechanism works. When you turn the key to the locked position, there is a spring-loaded PIN which CAN drop into one several pockets [6 to 8 depending on the vehicle I think] on a disk inside the steering colum...
You co-signed for a car for your ex and agreed that the car is mine as long as the payments are on time so do you have any rights to the car as a co-signer and is she legally able to repossess the car?
no she has np legal right to reposess the car u r both on the tiltle and registration and even if she wanted ure name off the vehicle she would have to apply for a lon just in her name in order to get ures off
Do some cars have siphon blocks The siphon does not seem to reach the gas Is there a kind of screen or block in some cars that prevents the siphon from reaching the gas if so how do you siphon it i.e?
There is sometimes a mesh type of anti syphon filter deep down in the tank where you normally couldn't reach it. You might damage the filling pipe and cause leaking gas if you try to remove it or break it. These are put there for obvious reasons. Some older cars eg 1970s can be drained from under...
You bought a car from private party he never wrote anything stating as is the car has lost the rear end in the 2 weeks you've owned it how do you get a refundIs there a law that protects people?
He is not required to write anything stating that you are buying "as is". That is assumed. Unless he stated in writing or verbally that he is selling the car with a warranty, you are probably out of luck. Of course you could take him to small claims court. If you could prove that he knew the car ...
How do you replace the electrical module that controls the brake lights and headlights And what is the part's name All lights inside the car are on and won't go off?
What make and model is it? does it have a "dome override button"?
How do you remove starter on 1991 GMC Suburban 4wd 350 There is a front drive shaft and a protrusion of the frame that will not allow the starter to drop down?
take the 6 nuts off each exhaust pipe (3 on each side) called exhaust y-pipe..(pain in the ass)!! lol... and u should get access to get it out..its the way they are designed...