1986 Buick Century/radiator Belt


Old 10-05-06, 05:26 PM
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Unhappy 1986 Buick Century/radiator Belt

Any Information On How To Install New Radiater Belt Myself As The Belt Has Been Fixed 2 Times By Auto Service Store But Makes Loud Squeaky Noise Alot For A Couple Of Months And Then Snaps...it Is The Second Belt In ...thank You
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Old 10-05-06, 05:40 PM
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You may have a bad pulley. If you have replaced that belt a few times already, sounds like a possible bad pulley. Check for anything that may be rubbing up against the belt, i.e. hoses, wire's. Also, if you have a bad belt tensioner, it may cause the belt to slack a little cause slipping and eventually snapping. It (tensioner) may be to tight cause the noise and snapping.
Old 10-05-06, 05:43 PM
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Second that. I would replace both the tensioner pulley and idler pulley. Actually at that age I would replace the tensioner itself AND the pulley. We're both assuming its a serpentine belt. If you do in fact find one or the other pulley bad, I would look for a new mechanic, too.
Old 10-05-06, 05:52 PM
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Thumbs up tow guy

thanks alot for the info...i"m sure you are right about a new mechanic ...thanks again, GOD BLESS..

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