: HELP! Need serpentine belt diagram



TryMe96Z
07-20-05, 09:15 PM
I need a diagram of the layout of the serpentine belt. Front end has had body damage so it is not on the fan shroud. Belt broke so I did not have the chance to draw a picture.

EDIT:
96' STS

eldorado1
07-20-05, 11:27 PM
Somethin' like this

El Dobro
07-21-05, 07:59 AM
It's basically the same from 1993 on up, so you can check a manual at the auto parts store or another N* Caddy.

powerglide
07-21-05, 07:56 PM
Is it an easy fix?

My 98 deville probably could use a new belt.....but I am not looking forward to jamming my hand in tight spots and cutting up my knuckles.

Any tips?

Ranger
07-21-05, 08:24 PM
Is it an easy fix?

My 98 deville probably could use a new belt.....but I am not looking forward to jamming my hand in tight spots and cutting up my knuckles.

Any tips?
I have never tried this but Bbob says to get a lenght of 1/2" copper tubing and flatten the end, then bend it into a small "L" to use to help save your hands and fit into tight places. Sounds like it should work well.

dkozloski
07-21-05, 08:34 PM
When the belt has cracks in it that are no closer than 1/10 of an inch and it hasn't started to chunk it is at half life and should go another 50,000 miles..

El Dobro
07-22-05, 04:14 PM
The only real PITA I've found changing a N* belt was with the tensioner. I just remove it until I'm done.

cadillac_hummer_tech
07-22-05, 09:44 PM
here is a diagram for you:
http://www.greshambike.com/images/1996stsbelt.gif

regards

WoodShoe
07-24-05, 09:25 PM
When I replaced mine, I just tied a piece of rope/string to the belt. As i fed the belt through, every time i needed it to move around a pulley, I just pulled on the rope. I left the tensioner to the end, and simply jammed a tool into one of the openings to release the tention. When I first looked at it, I figured it would be a long and frustrating experiance. Since there is limited room. But it only ended up taking about 15 minutes. :thumbsup:

rollman
09-29-06, 02:30 PM
Thanks for the diagram it sure came in handie today .