Belt Tensioner 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 04-16-2009, 01:51 PM   #1
Okie Hokie
Posts like a Camaro
Thread Starter
 
tlsheff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Durant, Ok 74701
Posts: 1,107
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tlsheff is on a distinguished road
Default Belt Tensioner Replacement

hey all... got alot of slop in tensioner # 7 and it needs to be replaced... i can watch it bounce up and down while idling and i think its partially causing the shake in the motor... now getting one is not the problem... does anyone know how to replace it???

more importantly will i have to replace the whole bracket and take off the power steering pump, alternator, and all the other stuff around it or is it just a "special tool job" or am i overlooking something???

as you can see in the diagram there are no mounting bolts... the bolts shown are for the pulley to mount onto the tensioner... thats it... help
Attached Thumbnails
Belt Tensioner Replacement-series-1.jpg  
tlsheff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 02:17 PM   #2
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

What does the FSM at your dealership say for a procedure on it?
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 02:33 PM   #3
Okie Hokie
Posts like a Camaro
Thread Starter
 
tlsheff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Durant, Ok 74701
Posts: 1,107
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tlsheff is on a distinguished road
Default

service manager is funny and got rid of all service manuals more than 10yrs old
tlsheff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 02:58 PM   #4
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Ok..what'* the older tech say has to be done?
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 02:59 PM   #5
Junior Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 29
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
teachutofly is on a distinguished road
Default

I just had mine done a few days ago. Yes, the power steering pump has to be dismounted, though the procedure does not call for it to be removed. You pull the mounting bolts and push the PS pump aside. The spring assy in the tensioner does not appear to be a serviceable unit; you can replace the pully wheel alone, or the whole bracket and tensioner assy as a unit, but apparently nothing in between.

I used the factory part ($175 - $230 at a dealer). If I had it to do over I would use the Goodyear aftermarket part, about half the price. You can find get it I think through Napa auto parts, either online or on special order through you local store.

You can also get the factory manual from a reprint service (I did), though right at this moment I am unable to recall the name of the place. It will come to me later.
teachutofly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 03:20 PM   #6
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Helm has them.

Ebay has them.

I have a 97 and have 95, 98, and 99'*.

Sheff is the only one that doesn't have them.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 05:45 PM   #7
Junior Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 29
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
teachutofly is on a distinguished road
Default

Links to 2 places to find manuals (these are for my 94 SE):

Used manual:

1994 Pontiac Bonneville Factory Service Manual, 2 Volume Set

New manual:

Helm Incorporated: Product: 1994 Bonneville Service Manual
teachutofly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 05:55 PM   #8
Okie Hokie
Posts like a Camaro
Thread Starter
 
tlsheff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Durant, Ok 74701
Posts: 1,107
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tlsheff is on a distinguished road
Default

K thanks guys... i definately need to look into getting a manual

as for having to replace the whole assembly.... i work for a gm dealership... the pic i showed is from our catalog... on the right side shot... # 1 is the bracket, # 3 is the tensioner by the SC, and # 7 is the tensioner i need.... All 3 different part numbers and servicable by themselves... so it HAS to come off... otherwise it would list it as NS and have a kit # with the bracket included

my situation is nobody seems to know how to do it lol
but i do thank you guys for the info
tlsheff is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
02 Regal LS Belt Tensioner Replacement Catmando Buick 14 06-10-2014 11:37 AM
Serp Belt & Tensioner Replacement Soft Ride Buick 16 12-01-2012 10:31 PM
Main Belt Tensioner Replacement tmbrink 1992-1999 4 03-17-2009 11:24 PM
95 Belt Tensioner Removal & Coolant Elbow Replacement 2000Hoo 1992-1999 3 12-13-2006 07:36 AM
Belt Tensioner? Bonnyville 1992-1999 6 02-04-2003 06:46 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 05:30 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.