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How do you put on a serpentine belt on a 1997 Cadillac El Dorado northstar v8?


Install a 1/2 inch drive

Install a 1/2 inch drive extension into the belt drive tensioner (6).
Push down on the extension to release tension.
Remove the drive belt from the power steering pump (13
Slowly return the tensioner to the original position.
Remove the belt.
INSTALLATION

Thread the drive belt through all the pulleys except for the power steering pump (1) and the drive belt tensioner (6).
Insert a 1/2 inch drive extension into the drive belt tensioner.
Push down on the tensioner and feed the belt around the tensioner wheel.
With the tension applied, complete the belt routing. Make sure the belt is properly seated in all pulleys.
Slowly return the tensioner back to its original position. This will apply tension to the drive belt.
After installation, check the belt for proper seating on the pulleys, proper routing and alignment.
Start the engine and check for proper belt and accessory operation.

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You'll have to support the

You'll have to support the engine from underneath, because you will need to disconnect the engine mount on the front of the engine (passenger's side). Use a floor jack with a block of wood on it between the engine and jack (to prevent engine damage).

for more details and pictures...

Try www.autozone.com for the step-by step guide along with pictures for this procedure.
Once at the site identify you car under the heading "current Vehicle"
Next click "Repair Info" on the tabs below the AutoZone logo.
At the middle of the page go to "Your Ride, Your Guide" and click "Become a member" set you username and password
Log-in and click "Vehicle repair guide"
Select the category for the repair needed.
Select (on the left) type of repair needed.
Page opens to your repair info.
Log-in and click "Vehicle repair guide"
Select the category for the repair needed.
Select (on the left) type of repair needed.
Page opens to your repair info.


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