Buick Encore Owners & Service Manuals

Buick Encore: Repair instructions - on vehicle

DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT

Special Tools

  • EN-48488 Holding Wrench
  • EN-955 Locking Pin

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

Removal Procedure

  1. Remove the right front wheelhouse liner. Refer to Front Wheelhouse Liner Replacement (Encore) , Front Wheelhouse Liner Replacement (Encore) .
  2. Install the engine support fixture. Refer to Engine Support Fixture.
  3. Remove the engine mount. Refer to Engine Mount Replacement - Right Side

Fig. 16: Holding Wrench And Drive Belt Tensioner
Fig. 16: Holding Wrench And Drive Belt Tensioner

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  1. Install EN-48488 holding wrench (2) to the drive belt tensioner (1).

Fig. 17: Locking Pin
Fig. 17: Locking Pin

  1. Move the drive belt tensioner clockwise until the drive belt tensioner can be fixed with EN-955 locking pin (1).
  2. Remove the EN-48488 holding wrench.

Fig. 18: Drive Belt Routing
Fig. 18: Drive Belt Routing

  1. Remove the drive belt (1).

Installation Procedure

Fig. 19: Drive Belt Routing
Fig. 19: Drive Belt Routing

  1. Install the drive belt (1).

Fig. 20: Holding Wrench And Drive Belt Tensioner
Fig. 20: Holding Wrench And Drive Belt Tensioner

  1. Install the EN-48488 holding wrench (2) to the drive belt tensioner (1).

Fig. 21: Locking Pin
Fig. 21: Locking Pin

  1. Move the drive belt tensioner clockwise until EN-955 locking pin (1) can be removed.
  2. Allow the tensioner to slide back slowly.
  3. Remove the EN-48488 holding wrench.
  4. Install the right front wheelhouse liner. Refer to Front Wheelhouse Liner Replacement (Encore) , Front Wheelhouse Liner Replacement (Encore)
  5. Install the engine mount. Refer to Engine Mount Replacement - Right Side.
  6. Remove the engine support fixture. Refer to Engine Support Fixture.

DRIVE BELT TENSIONER REPLACEMENT

Special Tools

  • EN-955 Locking Pin
  • EN-48488 Holding Wrench

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

Removal Procedure

  1. Remove the drive belt. Refer to Drive Belt Replacement.

Fig. 22: Holding Wrench And Drive Belt Tensioner
Fig. 22: Holding Wrench And Drive Belt Tensioner

  1. Install the EN-48488 holding wrench (2) to the drive belt tensioner (1).

Fig. 23: Locking Pin
Fig. 23: Locking Pin

  1. Move the drive belt tensioner clockwise until the drive belt tensioner can be fixed with EN-955 locking pin (1).
  2. Remove the EN-48488 holding wrench.
  3. Remove the drive belt.
  4. Repeat steps 4 and 5 in order to remove the EN-955 locking pin from the drive belt tensioner.

Fig. 24: Drive Belt Tensioner And Bolts
Fig. 24: Drive Belt Tensioner And Bolts

  1. Remove the lower drive belt tensioner bolt (1).
  2. Remove the upper drive belt tensioner bolt (2).
  3. Remove the drive belt tensioner (3).

Installation Procedure

Fig. 25: Drive Belt Tensioner And Bolts
Fig. 25: Drive Belt Tensioner And Bolts

  1. Install the drive belt tensioner (3).
  2. Install the lower drive belt tensioner bolt (1).
  3. Install the upper drive belt tensioner bolt (2).

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution .

  1. Tighten the lower drive belt tensioner bolt (1) to 22 N.m (16 lb ft).
  2. Tighten the upper drive belt tensioner bolt (2) to 55 N.m (41 lb ft).

Fig. 26: Holding Wrench And Drive Belt Tensioner
Fig. 26: Holding Wrench And Drive Belt Tensioner

NOTE: Engine mount bracket is removed

  1. Install the EN-48488 holding wrench (2) to drive belt tensioner (1).

Fig. 27: Locking Pin
Fig. 27: Locking Pin

  1. Move the drive belt tensioner clockwise until the drive belt tensioner can be fixed with EN-955 locking pin (1).
  2. Install the drive belt.
  3. Move the drive belt tensioner clockwise until EN-955 locking pin can be removed.
  4.  Allow the tensioner to slide back slowly.
  5. Remove the EN-48488 holding wrench.
  6. Install the drive belt. Refer to Drive Belt Replacement.

ENGINE MOUNT REPLACEMENT - RIGHT SIDE

Fig. 28: Engine Mount - Right Side
Fig. 28: Engine Mount - Right Side

Engine Mount Replacement - Right Side

Engine Mount Replacement - Right Side

ENGINE MOUNT BRACKET REPLACEMENT - RIGHT SIDE

Fig. 29: Engine Mount Bracket - Right Side
Fig. 29: Engine Mount Bracket - Right Side

Engine Mount Bracket Replacement - Right Side

Engine Mount Bracket Replacement - Right Side

Engine Mount Bracket Replacement - Right Side

ENGINE COVER REPLACEMENT

Fig. 30: Engine Cover And Oil Cap
Fig. 30: Engine Cover And Oil Cap

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Engine Cover Replacement

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