1AEBT00015-Chevrolet Buick Pontiac Olds Serpentine Belt Tensioner

Replaces

1998 Buick LeSabre V6 3.8L Serpentine Belt Tensioner

1AEBT00015-324601-1998
Guaranteed to fit: 1998 Buick LeSabre

Fit Details

  • Engine Displacement (Metric): V6 3.8L

Part Details

  • Includes: Pulley

This part replaces:

  • Dorman 419-105
  • OE # 24504818
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Brand #: BEP00445
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Part Details

  • Includes:   Pulley

Item Condition: New

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  1. step : Removing the Serpentine Belt (0:40)
    • Disconnect the negative battery cable with an 8mm wrench
    • Familiarize yourself with the route of the serpentine belt
    • Insert a 15mm socket & ratchet into the tensioner
    • Turn the tensioner clockwise to loosen the belt
    • Pull the belt off the alternator
    • Release the tensioner
    • Pull the belt off by hand
  2. step : Removing the Alternator (1:16)
    • Remove the three 13mm bolts from the alternator
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the alternator bracket
    • Remove the 13mm nut from the bracket below the coils
    • Lift the alternator up
    • Disconnect the alternator wiring harness
    • Remove the alternator
  3. step : Draining the Coolant (2:32)
    • Remove the 10mm bolts from the splash pan
    • Remove the 7mm bolts from the splash pan
    • Place a drain pan beneath the coolant
    • Turn the plastic drain plug
    • Drain the coolant
    • Turn the plastic drain plug
    • Reattach the 7mm bolts to the splash pan
    • Reattach the 10mm bolts to the splash pan
  4. step : Removing the Tensioner (4:19)
    • Remove the two 8mm bolts from the tensioner that hold the coolant pipes
    • Pull up and wiggle the coolant pipes to remove them
    • Remove the two 13mm bolts from the tensioner
    • Place a flat blade screwdriver between the engine block and tensioner
    • Pry the tensioner free
  5. If a piece of the elbow is stuck in the engine block, pull the O-Ring and broken elbow free with a pick

  6. step : Installing the New Tensioner (7:37)
    • Check to make sure the surfaces where the seal will be inserted are clean
    • Place the new elbow into the new tensioner
    • Line up the tensioner with the engine block and press it in
    • Insert and tighten the 13mm bolts into the tensioner
    • Remove the seals from the coolant pipes with a pick tool
    • Fit the new seal onto the coolant pipes
    • Insert the coolant pipes
    • Insert and tighten the two 8mm bolts that hold the coolant pipes
  7. step : Installing the Alternator (10:25)
    • Place the alternator on top of the tensioner
    • Insert the 13mm bolts into the alternator
    • Insert the 10mm bolt into the alternator bracket
    • Place the bracket into place
    • Insert the 13mm bolts on the alternator and below the coils
    • Connect the alternator wiring harness
  8. step : Reinstalling the Serpentine Belt (11:45)
    • Loop the belt around the A/C compressor pulley
    • Bring it around the crankshaft pulley
    • Bring it around the water pump pulley
    • Bring it around the idler pulley
    • Bring it around the power steering pulley
    • Pull the belt over the alternator
    • Pull the tensioner clockwise with the 15m socket and ratchet
    • Pull the belt over the tensioner
    • Release the tensioner
  9. step : Filling the Coolant (12:21)
    • Remove the radiator cap
    • Refill the coolant bottle as needed
    • Reconnect the negative battery cable

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick
  • Drain Pan

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Anti-Freeze

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 8mm Wrench


Fits the following Makes:

Year Make Model Description
1996-1998Buick LeSabre Buick LeSabre V6 3.8L Serpentine Belt Tensioner
1995-1998Buick Park Avenue Buick Park Avenue V6 3.8L Serpentine Belt Tensioner
1996-1998Buick Regal Buick Regal V6 3.8L Serpentine Belt Tensioner
1995-1998Buick Riviera Buick Riviera V6 3.8L Serpentine Belt Tensioner
1995-1997Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet Camaro V6 3.8L Serpentine Belt Tensioner
1998Chevrolet Lumina Chevrolet Lumina V6 3.8L Serpentine Belt Tensioner
1998Chevrolet Monte Carlo Chevrolet Monte Carlo V6 3.8L Serpentine Belt Tensioner
1995-1998Oldsmobile 88 Olds 88 V6 3.8L Serpentine Belt Tensioner
1995-1998Oldsmobile 98 Olds 98 V6 3.8L Serpentine Belt Tensioner
1995-1996Oldsmobile 98-Regency Olds 98-Regency V6 3.8L Serpentine Belt Tensioner
1998Oldsmobile Intrigue Olds Intrigue V6 3.8L Serpentine Belt Tensioner
1995-1998Oldsmobile LSS Olds LSS V6 3.8L Serpentine Belt Tensioner
1997-1998Oldsmobile Regency Olds Regency V6 3.8L Serpentine Belt Tensioner
1995-1998Pontiac Bonneville Pontiac Bonneville V6 3.8L Serpentine Belt Tensioner
1995-1997Pontiac Firebird Pontiac Firebird V6 3.8L Serpentine Belt Tensioner
1997-1998Pontiac Grand Prix Pontiac Grand Prix V6 3.8L Serpentine Belt Tensioner

Part Interchange

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