There Is Only one Bolt Holding The Tensioner Arm To the Motor This Arm Pivots Up And Down On It Should Be A Hole That A 1/2 Inch Drive Ratchet Fits Into Place The Ratchet IN The Hole And Pull Up This Releaves The Tension ON The Belt And You Can Remove It With Ease.
When You Replace The Belt Do The Reverse As Stated Above. (Important)Remember What Way The Belt Is Routed On The Pullies(this the right answer for 97 )I removed the front right wheel, the plastic inspection cover and located nut holding the lower portion of the most forward part of the motor mount.
Once I removed the nut 18mm (I'm from Canada eh) I used a 5 /16 8 point ratcheting wrench to remove the stud. I then removed the roundstock portion of the motor mount by tapping it with a hammer. (the handyman's favourite tool) Removing this part of the motor mount makes it possible to remove and replace the serpentine belt.
This performance took me less than an hour.
I like the car, not the designers...
Does anyone have any pictures of the motor mount which you need to remove to take the belt off?
I cant answer for a '97 specifically, there was a design changer somewhere between 95 and 99. for the 95, and probably 97, you just rotate the tensioner and the belt slips off, no need to remove the engine mnt (with this set-up you need to lift the engine to replace the water pump)
For a '99, you need to rotate the tensioner AND remove the round-stock from the lower engine mnt to remove the belt (but now you no longer have to lift the engine to replace the water pump
there is no need to remove any motor mounts to change the serpentine belt on a 3.8L 1994 Buick lesabre
just put socket/wrench/specialty belt tool on nut of tensioner and rotate it, then slip belt off. make sure it doesnt slip and catch ur fingers under belt...could make for a nice little owie,lol. someone.
sincerely , mr. lost in a snowbank lol
how do you replace the fuel pump on a 1997 buick lesabre
Where does the camsensor go on a 1997 buick lesabre
You hav to put it on top
you will need to remove engine mount on passenger side of the car that is it.then push belt tensioner toward to the car it will release belt.
The P0336 fault code on 1997 Buick Lesabre is a fault in the crankshaft position sensor circuit.
probably. go for it.
The 1997 Buick LeSabre is a mid-sized four door sedan. The vehicle retails for about 1000 dollars to about 6000 dollars depending on condition.
1997, 98 and 99 lesabres are supposed to bigger inside so check with a dealer or wrecking yard.
118 ft lbs 1997-2004 Buick LeSabre
When I had that problem on my 1997 buick lesabre, I had to replace the catalyst converter and the 02 sensor on it. It resolved the issue with the code.
Remove the positive cable from your 1997 Buick LeSabre battery. Remove the alternator belt. Remove the alternator wiring harness. Remove the alternator retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new alternator.
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Most likely not. Buick changed the front end design on the LeSabre in 1997. They are probably a completely different hood.
Firing order is: 1,6,5,4,3,2. Got this from my 19997 LeSabre Owners's Manual.
On the RF of the engine underneath.
Not without modification
Pry up on the tensioner and remove the belt. Then replace itusing the schematic on the fan shroud. If there isn't one, draw one before removing the belt. You have to put the transmission and motor on blocks and remove the motor mount to get the belt off and then slide a new one on.
97 buick lesabre are front wheel drive
Inside the fuel tank. To get to it, you have to drop the tank.
The spare tire is under the carpet in the trunk