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cchurch
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Feb 28, 2013, 1:33 AM

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Hello! So I'm in a pinch and hoping for some advice! I have a 2000 6cyl Oldsmobile Alero with 160,000miles. One year ago I replaced the serpentine belt on my car. My car just broke down and it's a piece that runs the belt that fell off due to the inside being stripped and the bolt falling out. The mechanic is saying the belt looks a little worn (probably from the time I was driving it with the tension falling apart) so I will also need to replace that along with bolting the piece back on. The kicker is, he says he can fill it and redrill but it's only a 70/30 chance it will work for $460.00. Or he can get a whole new piece for $1800. My car isn't even worth that! Please somebody give some advice whether I should pay the money and chance him redrilling, or if it's not worth the money and get rid of my car :( Thanks!


Hammer Time
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Feb 28, 2013, 4:10 AM

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If those are the best odds he can give you for his repair, then maybe he should be in a different business and you should be looking for a different mechanic.



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cchurch
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Mar 1, 2013, 12:32 AM

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Re: 2000 alero serpentine belt Sign In

Does anyone have advice on how easy it is to just buy a new alternator mount bracket and replace it myself?


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Mar 1, 2013, 4:05 AM

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This bracket appears to cover the entire front of the engine and has all the accessories attached to it so it will be quite a job to change





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Mar 1, 2013, 6:14 AM

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Ya, the tensioner is bolted to the timing cover. You really shouldn't have a problem finding one of those. Book time is around 5.6 hr.

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cchurch
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Mar 1, 2013, 11:11 AM

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Re: 2000 alero serpentine belt Sign In

Thanks for the advice and diagrams! Wink


Sidom
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Mar 2, 2013, 9:37 AM

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Re: 2000 alero serpentine belt Sign In

Call around a get a few options....I can't see how bad it is, so I don't know if a heli-coil or timecert is an options or not...

That's kind of a poor design for a belt tensioner.....but there are worse out there...... Some older Saturns, the top pivot of the alternator is part of the block...I don't know how he did it,,,but I saw a tech break one of those off......For a while it looked like he might have been putting a new engine in that one....






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