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Hey guy's. I was wondering if there is a trick to installing the serpentine belt on a 97 deville. I took the old one off however I am really having a hard time installing the new belt. There is no room to work. I figure that there has to be a way to get it on. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Jim

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The guru used to say to use a short broom stick to guide to belt on to the crank pulley, once its on the crank pulley work your way up, its really not too bad, keep your eye on the under hood schematic. The last thing to go on is the power steering pulley while you turn the tensioner. Let us know how it turns out, just take your time

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The guru used to say to use a short broom stick to guide to belt on to the crank pulley, once its on the crank pulley work your way up, its really not too bad, keep your eye on the under hood schematic. The last thing to go on is the power steering pulley while you turn the tensioner. Let us know how it turns out, just take your time

Thanks for your reply. That did it. I appreciate your help.....Jim

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I realize you've completed the belt already, but hopefully this can help someone in the future.

I had some left over brake line from when I replaced my brakes, I was able to bend the end of a short section of tube and use that to guide the belt on. It worked pretty well.

WARNING: I'm a total car newbie, don't be surprised if I ask a stupid question! Just trying to learn.

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