'98 Buick Lesabre 3.8L question

I have to change the belt on a 1998 Buick Le Sabre Limited 3800. It appears that I will have to lift the engine mount to do it. Am I correct? Does anyone in here know if this is so or am I just seeing things?
TIA Duane
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69Rocketman wrote:

I have a 1995 Oldsmobile Regency with the 3.8L and to change the belt I had to remove a bolt with a spacer to get the belt in the proper place. It has been a couple of years, but I recall it was a pain. The mount closed just a small amount when the spacer was removed, and it was difficult to get the spacer back in place. Terry
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"69Rocketman" wrote

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You do not have to "lift" the engine mount. You need to loosen the top two nuts on the engine bracket where it bolts to the engine, (note: one nut is slightly behind the ps pump pulley, leave it at first, and see if the mount will move away at the bottom without loosening it) remove the bottom nut and stud. At this point, the weight of the engine should force the bottom part of the mount to move slightly away from the block, which allows you to easily remove the spacer between the block and the mount. Remove your old belt, thread in the new belt. Reverse what you've done so far, and that should be it. Oh...most of this work will be done through the passenger side wheel well. Remove the right wheel and the splash shield (if there is one). At this point, the lower part of the mount should be staring you right in the face.
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Good tip Ian. Now that I'm working again I can look forward to doing one of those with ease. GW
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Thanks a lot Ian, great news. Hopefully it all goes that smooth for me. I'll come back in if not...lol
Thanks again
Duane

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Thanks for the information. Everything went very smoothly and the belt changing took only about 30 minutes. The only problems I encountered were in re connecting the splash shield because I broke the fasteners when I removed it. I made some new ones using drywall mollys and an old metal coat hanger.
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Richard wrote:

You aren't applying for a job with Mister Goodwrench, are you?
---Bob Gross---
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"Robertwgross" wrote

Low blow!! (laugh)
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