The tensioner on the 1999 Pontiac model is located between the alternator and the crankshaft pulley. If the belt is broke, of course, this procedure for 99 Pontiac Grand Prix serpentine belt replacement is not necessary but reversing the procedure is necessary 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix serpentine belt replacement installation. You're one step behind, kiddo. Wrap the new belt around all of the pulleys except the tensioner pulley. This is absolutely crucial because you cannot perform this operation without the vehicle at hand. The alternator should now be able to come free with a little coaxing depending on its condition. With your other hand, place the 15mm socket and long handled wrench on the tensioner pulley just below the alternator.
Use the tool you rented or bought or made to relieve the tensioner see above , slip the belt over the alternator pulley ribbed side , and then ease up on your death grip on the tensioner tool to allow the belt to tighten itself. This must be done correctly. All of the pulleys, idlers, tensioners, etc should be relatively easy to spin with just your finger except for the crank shaft. The tensioner pulls all of the slack out of the belt and brings the new belt to the proper tension. Doug It can be the cam belt or the serpentine belt. Pull the serpentine belt up towards the alternator and hold it with one hand.
Please verify the correct replacement belt for your car by checking the website. They should be inspected at least twice a year for cracks, fraying, glazing, or other signs of significant wear. Once the new belt is roughly in place it doesn't have to actually be on the pullies yet you can lower the engine back into place and secure the motor mount. 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. The tensioner on the 1999 Pontiac model is located between the alternator and the crankshaft pulley.
Route the supercharger belt over or around the outer part of the crankshaft pulley, the two idler pulleys and the tensioner pulley. Then, route the new belt around the other remaining pullleys by using the serpentine belt routing diagram for instructions. Once the 99 Pontiac Grand Prix serpentine belt replacement is around the pulleys, allow the 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix serpentine belt replacement to hang freely at the bottom of the engine. The serpentine belt tension in the Sunfires is self adjusting via the tensioner which is in the belt path. Find the tensioner pulley located under the large generator pulley. Use old one as emergency spare and the sleeve for a reference to buy a new one in the future. Double check the routing diagram and the serpentine belt to make sure that it is routed properly over the correct pulleys.
Be careful when you move the coolant bottle because the fluid can splash out of the lid and the tube on the side. Either get a wrench on the tensioner and slip the belt over, which may not work because you may not be able to get the wrench in there, or try getting to it from the bottom of the car. Then it was time to release the tensioner. The new belt will need more clearance to get on the pulley. Makes life easier for you. Since the supercharger belt must be removed first to access the accessory belt, I decided to change it as well.
I guess the spring could be wearing out, but I rather doubt it on a car as new as yours. Attach the socket and set the direction to tighten the same direction the spring action allows the pulley to move. Install the replacement belt onto the pulleys using your hand. The easiest way to get the belt properly routed is to remember that the smooth pulleys get the smooth side of the belt and the ribbed pulleys get wrapped by the ribbed side of the belt. You'll have to remove the main serpentine belt to get to the super charger belt.
Note: I am not a registered charity. To remove the serpentine belt, I first had to remove the supercharger belt. By now you'd pay three times that not to have to do this job again. When it comes to your Pontiac Grand Prix, you want parts and products from only trusted brands. You were told on your last oil change on your Pontiac Grand Prix that your serpentine belt was cracked. Now that the serpentine belt is in place, we can re-install the supercharger belt. While holding the wrench in this position, slip the supercharger belt off the supercharger pulley.
Please help support this website by shopping at. If so, repost, and ask again. Locate the serpentine belt routing diagram. This does suck because it's located on the lower rear of the engine towards the firewall. Then I was able to remove the coolant overflow bottle with a 10mm socket.