98 Buick LeSabre serpentine belt replacement

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    Unhappy 98 Buick LeSabre serpentine belt replacement

    I attempted to replace my serpentine belt today, but discovered it appears I have to disassemble part of the motor mount to do this. I've only had this car a few weeks so I'm not too familiar with the layout under the hood yet. My previous car was a Saturn & I could do it in 10 minutes, but it looks like it's gonna take a tad longer on this car. Any advice or instructions would be much appreciated!

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    Re: 98 Buick LeSabre serpentine belt replacement

    oh yes, the engine mount on those can be very fun. there are tricks to cheat the belt on those. not easy to explain, but basically it involves a pry bar. good luck.
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    Re: 98 Buick LeSabre serpentine belt replacement

    There is a spacer that needs to come out.I am pretty sure there is an 18mm bolt,then the stud comes out,then the spacer.It really is not that difficult.
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    Re: 98 Buick LeSabre serpentine belt replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by 73ChevelleSS View Post
    There is a spacer that needs to come out.I am pretty sure there is an 18mm bolt,then the stud comes out,then the spacer.It really is not that difficult.
    Exactly

    that would be the trick. pry bar works nicely as well if you dont want to remove the spacer. just enough to turn the belt sideways and get it out of there.
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    Re: 98 Buick LeSabre serpentine belt replacement

    Thanks for the tips! I'll take another crack at it this weekend. I'll let ya know the outcome...

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