yes it better to disconnect the supercharger cause metal shavings will go into the motor and will have to replace the whole motor, you can get the charger rebuilt for around $250-$500 be sure to get a high rpm bearing.
And to bypass: I have just done it !! I used a shorter belt... AutoZone Duralast Multi-V belt Part Number 795K6.. which is basically a 79 1/2 inch belt. I routed the belt exactly as the diagram shows, just skipping the route around the Supercharger. I took it to a mechanic I trust afterward (even though he said it couldn't be done) so he could take a look and make sure I wasn't going to blow the motor. He said that all his references showed no danger, just that the motor would be "a little less peppy". 2 days and 100 miles and everything seems to be running along just fine.
A side note I learned though.. there is a metal hose that the belt may rub against. I believe it is the Power Steering line... I just lifted very gently on it until it was clear (maybe 1/4 inch). Like I said so far, so good.
96 doesnt have the supercharger so yes What made you think it is a 1996? It's pretty tough to mis-identify a SuperCharger?
If the belt only drives the supercharger, you should still be able to run it, but expect a drop in performance. Have it repaired as soon as possible
My guess would be a loose or disconected wire
Replace the bearing and race. It may just be the brake pads. Have this looked into ASAP.
u know when you have greased a bearing when grease starts puffing out. as far as do you ever stop greasing a bearing not as long as the bearing is still in service
the 2002-2006 model has a supercharger that's what the 's' stands for the 2006-present has a turbocharger but it is still called the 's' as it is heritage for the fastest mini to be called the mini cooper s
Buick stopped making the Rainier model in 2008. However, you can probably still buy used Rainiers by looking in the classifieds or going to your local Buick or used car dealership.
I would recommend plugs, wires, high flow air filter(k&n, spectre, etc.)supercharger oil, supercharger coupler if its still stock, and engine oil.
your engine should still work but you will need to buy a new belt
Volkswagon offered a Golf GT in Europe that was known as a twincharger. It featured a centrifugal supercharger designed for low-end torque and a turbocharger. The supercharger provided extra torque for low RPM performance and the turbo activated at higher RPMs. It was supposedly capable of running 130+ MPH while still maintaining 39 MPG.
No, The bearing is what your wheel rolls and sits on. No bearing mean Wheel will come off.
It still uses R134a, which is still available.
My 1995 Buick Regal Transmission just went out at 249,000, but everything else still works.
No, the end of the cv shaft is what holds the wheel bearing together.No, the end of the cv shaft is what holds the wheel bearing together.
this is a sealed hub and bearing assembly. it should come with the "hub" the flange with the lug studs sticking out, and pressed into the bearing housing.. if u just received a bearing only.. u will need new seals and a press..
A non running supercharged Buick 3800 is hard to estimate without further information. If the s/c is good,but the rest of the car is bad (thrown bearing) and drivetrain is in good shape, $300 maybe. If the valvetrain is busted up (valve bent or otherwise) then $150 - 200. If over 100k miles, drop $100 off the prices. They are very common engines still, and the superchargers are only wanted if the needle bearings are still good.
She's still the ring bearer, as she is bearing the ring.
There is no heat in my 97 buick park ave. why? the fan works an ac. an the temp says 90 degrees but still comes out cold.
NO! Do not drive that car w/out the supercharger belt attached!
A supercharger is very impressive.
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It could be a wheel bearing or the center carrier bearing of the driveshaft.
Buick never officially made a Presidential Edition Regal, but you still might try nada.com to get a close estimate