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I found this information with a diagram of the serpentine belt. Hope it helps.
If you go towww.autovalue.com and look up the belt for your car, you can click on the first line in the parts list and get a routing illustration to print off.
loosen the motor mount on the right side lift the motor a little to get the belt thru drop it back down tighten it up and thread the belt on the pulleys via diagram
I went to a Chevy dealer and they printed me a copy for my 97' delta 88. I'm sure they could do it for you.
I have seen on an Olds forum that the belt for the 86 olds 88 w/o a/c will work. It should be 75.5 in instead of 103 (the 1986 88 belt is 76.1 in)
you havee to remove the lower bolt on the motor mount to get enough clearance to slide it through take it to someone its faster and easier that way
push back on tensioner, then re move belt.
I've done this before, and it is difficult. You have to remove 1 of the bottom motor mount bolts and remove the bolt and spacer. The belt actually goes through the mount. How Dumb is that. Good luck.
You need to locate the tensioner pulley which keeps pressure on the belt. Use a wrench (of correct size) and pull on the nut on the pulley to relieve tension on the belt. You should them be able to slide the belt off. You do the same thing to put the new belt back on. Make sure it is routed correctly. There will be a routing diagram for the belt on top of the radiator support. The nut for the pulley threads on in reverse so you won't loosen it when pulling on it.
remove the coolent tank and then use the pully to remove the serpentine belt. then you'll be able to see the water pump takes about half an hour tops.
To change the serpentine belt on a 1988 Mercury Cougar, first take a picture of how the old belt is put on. Then, loosen the nut on the tension pulley and remove the old belt. Use the picture to route the serpentine belt in the same pattern as before. Tighten up the nut on the tension pulley.
The fuse box in a 1998 Oldsmobile 88 should be labeled. If it is not labeled, the owner's manual should have a diagram available. If you have no owner's manual, a Chilton repair book for your specific vehicle will have a fuse panel diagram in it.
Find the idler tensioner pulley and retract it. You then will be able to easily remove and replace the belt.
you can buy the book for that car at a auto parts store
I'm assuming you mean the serpentine belt tensioner. If so, grab a large crescent wrench, fit it on the bolt located on the tensioner itself, and turn slightly. I don't recall immediately which direction to turn, but irregardless, it'll only turn one way. The tensioner will itself move, allowing you to remove the belt. If you engine compartment no longer has a belt diagram sticker under the hood, remember to draw an outline of the belt routing on a scrap of paper prior to removing the belt. Good luck.
check with autozone or advance auto parts they can print u out a belt routing
Here is 1993 Oldsmobile Delta 88 3.8 liter V-6 since you didn't provide the year of yours. [http://autorepair.about.com/library/firing_orders/bl-fo-8157.htm 93 Delta 88]
Loosen the pulley first and then the belt should loosen off the tracks., follow the diagram on the hood
answer to Olds belt diagramits hard to put a diagram into words..my husband has a diagram for a 1985 Oldsmobile Royale Delta 88..here it is...hope it helps and good luck belt # 15436 which is a small belt goes to the alternator & fan pulley ,belt # 15445 which is a small belt also goes to the center pulley behind the fan pulley then the power steering pump and on the bottom outside crank pulley below the fan-water pump pulley.the final belt # 15585 which is a larger belt goes to the air condition compressor fan pulley far inside groove t,crank pulley far inside groove toward engine block and then emission pump. I bought one belt @ AutoZone and the 2 small ones were made by Goodyear,But as long as the numbers & belt size match you should be able to get them anywhere. I hope this helps as I had to track down another Delta 88 Royale as none of the parts stores were of much help either.
I'm trying to find out how to hook up the vacuum hoses to the carb in a 85 delta 88. I need to know how they go.
all u have to do is take it out and then put it back in
Loosen tensioner and follow label (under hood) for routing