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LexMotorHead
01-24-2009, 07:11 PM
Working on two issues :(

#1 Replacing belt on oldsmobile cutlass 1998. Released tensioner, but I have no idea how to get the belt off. It is a sideways mounted engine (engine faces right front wheel). However, the belt circles around the engine mount. I saw in the manual it said take off the wheel / fender....but I cant see how the belt will come off around this mount.

#2 Same car Replaced EGR today...reset Computer, received check engine light. (Original code is low EGR flow .. so I replaced the valve.) Mentioned in the EGR documentation that I should check for carbon blockage. How exactly can I do that? Any other suggestions.

admin
01-26-2009, 08:57 PM
lex - Contact our research department at research@haynes.com and they will help you with the belt information. The EGR has a tube or passage that carbon can build up and block the passage. When you remove the EGR you will see the passage, then you can use some type of carbon cleaner to try and clean it out.