Question about Dodge Grand Caravan
Hi there cmaries65,
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I do need to know what type of belt it is. Is it a single long belt winding around all the pulleys (called a 'serpentine belt') or several shorter ones? If it's a serpentine, the routing pattern should be on a sticker under your hood.
Both are easily put back on, but the procedures are quite different. Both require a socket/ratchet set.
What concerns me though is why did it come off in the first place?
Meaning: will it come off again when you start the engine?
Have a look at the belt. Has it come apart, ripped? Any fraying or excessive wear?
Has the vehicle given you any other problems recently? Made any strange sounds or smells?
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Posted on Oct 01, 2008
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Fig. Fig. 11: Accessory drive belt adjustment-3.3L and 3.8L engines
All of the belt driven accessories on the 3.3L and 3.8L engines are driven by a single serpentine belt. The belt tension is maintained by am automatic tensioner.
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