1997 bonne ssei belt replacement? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-27-2009, 08:39 PM   #1
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 65
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
knight rider is on a distinguished road
Default 1997 bonne ssei belt replacement?

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to install this alternator belt i removed the spacer and the bolt at the bottom of the motor mount next to the crank. i tried for 4 hrs and gave up most of the pics that were posted dont work. can someone show me how the belt is routed on an engine that is out of the car or something. i am about to remove the whole motor mount next but i dont want to if i dont have to.
knight rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 08:54 PM   #2
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

https://www.gmforum.com/t278821/

Take a look here.

And here
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 09:02 PM   #3
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 65
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
knight rider is on a distinguished road
Default

i saw those pictures but i still cannot get it routed the correct way my car doesnt have the owners manual so i dont know how it goes. i was looking on my 01 buick regal but it is a little different i used that diagram and the belt was rubbing the idler pulley bracket for the supercharger belt. i need a diagram too.
knight rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 09:04 PM   #4
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Here'* the supercharger belt write up.

https://www.gmforum.com/t278822/

These are from the same year you have, so things should match up.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 09:12 PM   #5
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 65
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
knight rider is on a distinguished road
Default

i tried it again still rubbing the bracket i dont know what to do.
knight rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 09:14 PM   #6
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Can you take a picture and point out what is rubbing? Which belt, the SC or the ACC belt?
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 09:25 PM   #7
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 65
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
knight rider is on a distinguished road
Default

acc belt is rubbing what order do i install the belt first crank first or alt first?
knight rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 09:29 PM   #8
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

I've done dozens of these and never had a problem. I go around the balancer pulley on the bottom, then around the AC, over the water pump, over the alt, then under the PS pump. Put the wrench on the tensioner and move it over and slide the belt over.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 09:48 PM   #9
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 65
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
knight rider is on a distinguished road
Default

i will let you know what happens in the morning is raining right now.
knight rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 10:19 AM   #10
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 65
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
knight rider is on a distinguished road
Default

i got the belt on i had to jack up the engine and loosen the mount because the belt wouldnt slide past the supercharger belt idler pulley there was no room to slide it through.thanks for all the help dan.
knight rider is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Serpantine Belt 1997 Pontiac Bonneville SSE Bruce 1992-1999 5 12-10-2008 04:46 AM
99 SSEi Serpentine Belt Replacement 99SSEI 1992-1999 14 10-30-2007 10:32 PM
1997 SSE Serpentine Belt Routing.....HELP?? dandyd 1992-1999 3 04-17-2005 03:02 AM
1997 Buick PArk Ave/1997 Bonneville tranny swap ?'s OLBlueEyesBonne General GM Chat 2 02-04-2005 01:11 PM
Decisions, 1997 Aurora or 1997 Riviera 89ssebonne90 Bonneville GXP/ Northstar Powered Cars 22 03-17-2004 10:38 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:54 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.