Question about 1999 Plymouth Voyager
My Serpentine bely has been slipping off at least four times this year. I have replaced the tensioner, water pump and airconditioner. It most recently sliped off driving in a heavy rain storm. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
When my belt slipped off several times I looked into it and found sever things wwere happening but what actually caused the belt to jump off was the riders side motor mount was broken. That changed the angle of the eng and made the belt slipp off. It was easy to change and not expensive. Jack up the eng (don't put the jack under the oil pan it will bend). take out two bolts at the top and remove the broken support. Just reverse to install the new one.
Posted on Jun 19, 2012
After dealing with this same problem for about a year, I realized my harmonic balancer was not straight and after replacing it the problem is resolved. They do market double sided ribbed belts and idler pulleys with grooves but that is a more expensive option and is only working around the problem - not correcting it
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
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Accessory Drive Belts
Belt Tension Inspection
Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.
Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-4.3L engines
Removal & Installation
Belt replacement is a relatively simple matter rotating the tensioner off the belt (to relieve tension) and holding the tensioner in this position as the belt is slipped from its pulley. The tensioner arm contains a machined receiver for a 3 / 8 in. driver from a ratchet or breaker bar.
Fig. On this 4.3L engine, a large wrench (16mm) was used to pivot the belt tensioner and free the belt
Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-4.3L engine
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