On the front panel, on the lower right side,are two push buttons labeled H for hour and another labeled M for minute These adjust theclock display when you push and hold them for a second or so. And you have also removed the heavy silver one that has the three big bolts 15 mm heads, two toward the back and one toward the front and one empty hole at the front of the silver piece. Now you can get the old belt out and a new one in. You need skinny hands to get the bolt started, but it can be done without too much grief. Even so, you may have to remove the upper one completely to get enough of a gap at the rear for the belt to go through. My tip would be to either buy new ones or try to use the old ones.
One bolt on the front right engine mount needs to come out. Now, grit your teeth and accept the fact that you have to remove all the moter mount stuff. If not, Make a drawing of the belt routing! The total number of components that run on the belt in your 1996 Pontiac depends on the model of Bonneville you have, but the replacement of the serpentine belt is the same on all models. You can get a 19mm open end wrench, or a Crescent wrench, onto that boss and lift forcefully to turn the tensioner. For that reason, it was decided to produce modifications to the search algorithm. You can generally pry it with a screw driver to get the belt off and back on.
Edit: Before you read this rant, I have specific instructions on how to replace the belt on a 1999 Sun … fish below the next few paragraphs. The piston for the rear brakes must be spun in, instead of merely compressing it using a C clamp. The overall price tag of replacement will be different based on the auto model. If you're at the car's front bumper looking at the engine. When you have the belt back on, start the car and watch the belt for a few minutes just to be sure that everything is aligned properly and that the belt doesn't jump off. However, there is a 19mm flat-sided boss on the tensioner facing the front of the car.
It's the thing, under the hood, with that other stuff. Located at the right side passenger side of engine compartment. Otherwise known as an accessory drive belt, the serpentine belt is a continuous belt that runs through the your Pontiac Bonneville's engine. There is a sleeve around this bolt that will come out after the bolt is gone, allowing you to take the belt out and replace it with a new one. You'll quickly find that it won't voluntarilty go over the alternator pulley unless you relieve the tensioner. By now you'd pay three times that not ot have to do this job again. Make sure you adhere exactly to the belt routing diagram which I have linked for you.
Donations are not tax deductible. You can run a simple compression test to verify that you have compression. Loosen the tensioner by applying leverage in the same direction as in Step 3 and slide the new belt over the tension pulley. They are low and toward the front. Different engines require 1996 Pontiac Bonneville serpentine belt replacement belts of different widths, thicknesses and lengths or circumference. Bite the bullet and get the tool. Once the old belt is off the supercharger pulley, you can pull it away from the tensioner, the two idler pulleys and the crank shaft.
If they don't try your local big box parts store to see if you can sneak a peek at the manual or ask a counter guys for help. I removed the left engine bay brace for easier access to the belts and also because I planned on removing the battery. You can get a 19mm open end wrench, or a Crescent wrench, onto that boss and lift forcefully to turn the tensioner. With patience and some jockeying around, it all bolts together in reverse order of disassembly. I sincerely hope that this will be helpful to somebody :. I've ha … d to do this twice.
I am not a professional mechanic. You can pull a plug wire and connect … it to a spare plug then lay the plug on a solid piece of the engine to see if you have an ignition problem. The tightendown nut on the stud was rusted to my stud also. Try to pay attention to how the old belt is routed around the pulleys to make installing the new one easier. Whether today or tomorrow is up to you. Note that both ends of the spacer are cut at a slant to let you pivot it back in place since it's next to impossible to just lift it into place parallel to how it will end up.
Using the proper wrench, pry it back and the tension will relax so you will easily remove the belt. You can use a little starter fluid to see if it's related to fuel. Reverse the steps to install the new belt. Please help support this website by shopping at. Slip the belt over the pulleys and reverse the procedure. Plug it in and make sure it works before finishing the job. Before you get a replacement battery, make sure you desire a new battery.