. Please help support this website by shopping at. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. As of mid-model year 2006, the Grand Prix is Pontiac's largest automotive offering in production, superceeding the recently cancelled Pontiac Bonneville program. The sedans in those trim levels remain on sale and will now be available with Limited Edition packages. Hopefully if you did everything right, your engine will look and sound like this:.
Its handling skills are a plus. To install the Supercharger belt, first wrap the ribbed side around the outer set of ribs on the crank shaft pulley lowest and largest. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. There should only be a tiny amount of slack in each belt. Then you can pull the supercharger belt off the two idlers and the crank shaft pulley. In size and price, the Grand Prix fits between the compact Grand Am and the full-size Bonneville. The easiest way to install the serpentine belt is to first wrap the ribbed side around the inner part of the crank shaft pulley.
Except for the back doors and rear quarter panels, curvaceous styling and sporty details are the same on both Grand Prix body styles. To completely remove the pulley, gently rock it back and forth until it slips off the mount. Then I was able to remove the coolant overflow bottle with a 10mm socket. Remember that smooth pulleys get the smooth side of the belt and ribbed pulleys get the ribbed side of the belt. Both the belts were last changed at the 60,000 mile mark. Push the wrench towards the rear of the car to release the tension on the belt and slip the serpentine belt over the alternator's pulley. If you have a N.
I checked the back of the old belt and saw that it had small cracks and other signs of wear. To prevent coolant from leaking out of the coolant overflow tube, cover it with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band or tape. Then route the serpentine belt around or over the water pump, air conditioner, power steering and tensioner pulleys. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. Then pull the serpentine belt off the power steering pump, the tensioner, the water pump, the crank shaft, and the air conditioning pulley.
With the tension relieved, slip the supercharger belt off the supercharger pulley. Keep in mind that the flat side of the belt goes around smooth pulleys and the ribbed side of the belt goes against any ribbed pulleys. Then push the wrench towards the front of the car to relieve the tension on the belt. The serpentine belt tensioner is located right below the alternator. I assume no responsibility for damage to your vehicle, persons, property or pets.
Please proceed with caution at your own risk. Push the wrench towards the front of car to relieve the tension on the belt. Since I had both the supercharger and serpentine belts removed, I took the time to check the level in the Power Steering fluid reservoir. Once the supercharger belt is installed, check the routing diagram again to make sure it is on correctly. The first pulley I replaced was the serpentine belt tensioner pulley located just below the alternator. To remove the supercharger belt, place the 15mm socket and long handled wrench on the supercharger tensioner pulley. Having the battery out may make the job slightly easier if you have large hands.
Rather than wait for them to seize and destroy another belt, I decided to replace both of the stubborn pulleys. A next-generation Grand Prix evolved from the G-Force show car seen at the Chicago Auto Show in February 2002 could arrive in 2004. To relieve the tension on the serpentine belt, push the long handled wrench towards the rear of the car and then pull the serpentine belt off the alternator. The car now has just over 90,000 miles. Otherwise, the Grand Prix performs energetically with its 3. After loosening the tensioner pulley's bolt, it will come off with a large metal washer attached.
Then put the 15mm socket and long handled wrench on the tensioner pulley just below the alternator with the other hand. If either belt feels loose, you may need to replace a mechanism. The belts that I installed are the Serpentine Drive Belt, and the PolyRib Supercharger Belt. After loosening the 15mm bolt all the way, the bolt will come off with a large metal washer attached. Please help support this website by shopping at. Side-impact airbags are not available. A few days ago, I heard a loud rattling sound from under the hood after redlining the engine.
Interior The Grand Prix is spacious enough for five adult occupants. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. For more, check out all of my. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. If you found this guide to be helpful, please consider making a small donation by clicking on the PayPal.
A head-up instrument display is offered as a stand-alone option. The Grand Prix was made in the Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas until 2003, when production was shifted to Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Note: I am not a registered charity. Please proceed with caution at your own risk. It's best to check them now and replace anything that doesn't spin freely rather than wait for them to seize later on.