I don't know automotive lingo, But I do know how to change the belt, I just performed this task a day ago. If you have the right tool (13mm monkey wrench) and belt, it should take you 5-10 minutes tops and save you anywhere from $50-$100 depending on your local mechanic's rates and the cost of the belt ($11-$21). : With new belt in hand (purchased from an auto parts store) Locate the torque nut on the tensioner, which will be the only pully (so to speak) that the belt goes around which is without ridges. Use a 13mm monkey wrench to adjust the tensioner closer to the alternator which will be have the smaller pulley (with ridges that the belt goes around) above the tensioner. You are turning the nut counter clock-wise, the tensioner will lift upward allowing the old belt (if it's still there, my son's was not :) to slip off easily. Look at the routing of the belt before taking it off so that you replace it exactly. If belt is not there: Facing the belt straight on from the passengers side of the car(routing should go around the two larger-lower pulleys, then from the left side, should loop under the tensioner, then back around over the last smaller-alternator pulley which is above the tensioner.) God Bless.
You obiously did not change this as the upper engine mount and bracket from engine need to be removed. Quit a time consuming job
Actually it depends on the engine, I think its the smaller one (4cyl) that requires the steps described above. It is a very straightforward job.
i have a 2.4 and you do not need to take the upper engine mount and bracket...changing the belt is butter
How do you change the supercharger belt tensioner in 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP?
Yes, a 1992 Pontiac Grand Am does have a timing belt. Diagrams can be found of them on the internet with a simple search.Ê
Pontiac Grand Prix does not have a timing belt. It has a timing chain and it is replaced when it breaks.
The 2004 2.0 liter Pontiac Grand Am does not have a timing belt, but instead has a timing chain which requires no maintenance.
What did unhook or break while you were under the hood ?
It has a timing chain.
How do you replace the serpentine belt in 1997 sunfire
The ( 3.4 liter V6 ) in a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am has a timing CHAIN
Under the hood, up towards the windshield, on the passenger side, above the front wheel. There is a diagram there. Try a google search of auto parts or Pontiac Grand Prix belts
The belt needs adjusted.
what size engine
It has a timing chain.
It does not have a timing belt, it has a timing chain that requires no maintenance.
A 1997 Jeep V8 has a timing chain, not a belt.
no it doesn't it has a timing chain
i need a digram on how install a v belt on a 1997 e420 Mercedes
You will need to remove the front engine cover, on your 1997 Pontiac Bonneville, in order to change the supercharger belt. Loosen the tensioner pulley to remove the belt.
It must have a TIMING CHAIN because Gates ( they make timing belts etc. ) doesn't list a timing belt for the 3.3 liter V6 engine in a 1993 Pontiac Grand Am
There is no fan belt it is all electric at least for 97 and later models.
See related question and answer at: http://www.wikifaqs.com/Q/How do you fix a 1998 Grand Marquis serpentine belt
i have a 98' Pontiac grand prix gtp. i got the 2 serpentine belts replaced for $200.
Remove serpentine belt. Remove pulley. Install new pulley. Install serpentine belt.