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How to Identify the Bad Pulley on an Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

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The Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera is a mid-sized car that was manufactured from the early 1980s to the mid 1990s. It was the best selling vehicle in the Oldsmobile product line and offered with two engine families; either the four- or six-cylinder. It was also manufactured with a front-wheel-drive transmission. All of the pulleys and engine accessory drive components are on the passenger side of the engine bay. Testing for noisy pulleys is a straightforward operation that takes just a few minutes.

Tools Used: Tools, Mechanic’s stethoscope, 3/8-inch socket set

Identify the Bad Pulley

Start the engine and raise the hood of the car. Listen for the noisy pulley and attempt to isolate the location.