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Drive belt tensioner 08 dodge caliber

Tighten belt tensioner

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SOURCE: How to tension a serpentine belt

It sounds like you have an auto tensioner. There is a square hole in the bracket the tensioner is mounted on. Put a breaker-bar drive or ratchet-drive (3/8 or 1/2) in that hole -- this will allow you to move the tensioner so you can get the belt around the water pump.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: how can one tell if a tensioner is bad on a 1998

The tensioner is a spring loaded unit that is supposed to provide the proper tension on the belt with out adjustments. Ususally if a tensioner goes bad it is not providing presure on the serpentine belt (loose belt, squeel, or squeek) or it has a bad bearing in the tensioner pulley (noisy, siezed). The tensioners are sold as an assembly in either case. If the tensioner went bad it is a good idea to replace the serpentine belt at the same time.

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SOURCE: how do i remove my 08 dodge caliber headlight lens

pop the hood and look behind head light and you will see the nuts holding the lens in pull those and the lense should just slide right out

Posted on Dec 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Need instructions to change tail/break lights on

I dont know the exact method on this car but on most cars if you open the boot/ trunk it has little compartments near the lights on the inside of the car, if you pop those open you gan get to the bulbs and probly un screw the light unit it self. sorry if its no help.

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SOURCE: How do you remove a dodge caliber serpantine belt?

take an 11/16 wrench and turn tensioner pulley towards cockpit then slip the belt off of the top idler pulley

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

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Accessory belt tensioner pulley.
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Accessory belt tensioner.

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What size of motor, do you have a/c and which belt are you replacing? Not sure about your engine size since you did not list it so please pick the applicable motor:

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the tension pulley locknut.
  3. Rotate the adjusting bolt to decrease the belt tension.
  4. Remove the drive belt from the engine.
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  2. Adjust the belt by rotating the adjusting bolt until the correct tension is reached. Refer to the procedure earlier in this section for belt adjustment.
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  3. Rotate the adjusting bolt to decrease the belt tension.
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  1. Position the replacement belt around the pulleys, making sure the belt routing is correct.
  2. Adjust the belt by rotating the adjusting bolt until the correct tension is reached. Refer to the procedure earlier in this section for belt adjustment.
  3. Once the desired tension is reached, secure the locknut. Recheck the belt tension.
  4. After the belt is installed and adjusted properly, tighten the locknut.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

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C. Start the engine and allow the vehicle to idle for 15 minutes to allow the belt to seat.
D. Repeat the belt tensioning procedure, set belt tension to 135 lb.

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