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How to Install a Serpentine Belt on an Oldsmobile Intrigue

by Robert Kohnke

The serpentine belt in the Oldsmobile Intrigue is an essential piece to an intricately running engine. It provides power from the pistons to other key parts of the engine including the alternator, air conditioner and water pump. The serpentine belt is a sturdy piece of rubber that is rarely damaged. However, it should be checked every few weeks for cracks closer than 3 inches apart or rubbing/wearing on an particular spots.

Step 1

Locate the belt tensioner pulley, which is directly below the alternator on the passenger side of the vehicle. It is a shiny, metallic pulley with the serpentine belt running across it.

Step 2

Insert the socket wrench into the square hole in the pulley. Apply downward pressure on the wrench to move the pulley and remove tension from the belt.

Step 3

Remove the belt from the pulley and then the other components. Release the socket wrench.

Wind the new belt through the components as indicated by the belt diagram in the engine compartment. Apply force to the wrench to move the pulley and put the belt on the pulley last. Release the wrench, and tension will return to the belt.

Items you will need

  • Socket wrench

About the Author

Robert Kohnke has been an avid writer since 1995. Kohnke is well-versed in gardening and botany, electronic/computer repair and maintenance, and technical support. He graduated with an Associate of Arts in agricultural business from Cosumnes River College, where he is continuing his education in computer technology and computer information science.

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