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How best to install the serpentine belt on a 2006 Buick Lucerne (V6).

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How best to install the serpentine belt on a 2006 Buick Lucerne (V6).

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This should help you .The first one is for a 3.8 L& the second for a 4.6 L.

Drive Belt Replacement


    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  1. Using a 15 mm box end wrench on the pulley nut, rotate the drive belt tensioner (1) counterclockwise.
  2. Remove the drive belt (2).

Important: After a NEW drive belt is installed, ensure that the mark on the drive belt tensioner is within the range indicated on the tensioner housing.


    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  1. Using a 15 mm box end wrench on the pulley nut, rotate the drive belt tensioner (1) clockwise.
  2. Install the drive belt (2).
  3. Ensure that the drive belt is properly routed.
  4. Ensure that the drive belt tensioner operates properly.

Drive Belt Replacement


    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  1. Remove the right front wheelhouse liner. Install a 1/2 inch drive breaker to the drive belt tensioner.
  2. Push down on the breaker bar in order to release the tension.
  3. Remove the drive belt from the power steering pump.
  4. Slowly return the tensioner to the original position.
  5. Remove the belt from the lower pulley and idlers.
  6. Partially raise the vehicle.


    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  1. Route the drive belt around all the pulleys except for the power steering pump.
  2. Lower the vehicle.
  3. Install a 1/2 inch drive breaker bar to the drive belt tensioner.
  4. Push down on the breaker bar in order to release the tension and route the belt around the power steering pump pulley.

    Ensure the belt is seated on all pulleys.

  5. Slowly return the tensioner to its original position.
  6. After drive belt installation, inspect the drive belt for the proper routing and correct alignment.
  7. Install the right front wheelhouse liner. Start the engine and check for proper belt and accessory operation.
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