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How do you change the serpentine belt on a 95 Pontiac Bonneville without supercharger?


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2015-07-15 21:26:59
2015-07-15 21:26:59

I just picked-up a 1998 Bonny, I think it is pretty much the same thing. Bad news. This should be a very simple job, Pontiac on my 98 felt the need to have me lift the motor just to get the belt off. That is just plain evil!

For future knowledge, this also seems to be the case with my 1995 Olds 98 regency.... this is completely assanine.... Looks like GM makes it extremely difficult for the DIYer to DIY.... :(


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I think you mean the Supercharger belt? You cannot drive anywhere without your accessory belt... You can drive as long as you want without your Supercharger belt but be prepared for a substantial loss in power.

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Yes, you can drive without the Supercharger belt for as long as necessary.

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as long as the air to fuel ratio hasn't changed...too lean is bad...too rich is bad...I doubt it would hurt too much...DaveAnswerThe GTP can be run without the supercharger. The supercharger only runs when you get into boost. It does not effect the operation of the motor. You just will have extremely low performance due to not running it.

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I have a 1999 with the 3800 engine. The owner's manual says the horsepower is 205 without the supercharger and 240 with the supercharger.

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Almost every car ever will not start without a serpentine belt. The serpentine bell acts similarly to a pulley. It's movement causes everything else to rotate and move. If you look at an engine, there's a number of circular shapes where the serpentine belt goes. It uses traction to rotate them.

Yes. Not for long. The water pump, and alternator are driven off of the serpentine belt. If you remove it, your car will prolly die from lack of electrical power before it overheats. If you are removing it because of something not there, I.e. A/C Compressor you can buy a shorter belt for the non-A/C model, or you can get a "dummy" idler pulley to replace it.

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I have not seen a way to do it without removing the steering wheel (and airbag).

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