Question about 1996 Chrysler Town & Country
I have a noise on my T&C. I took the belt off and the altenator seems fine. I did replace the tensioner pulley. It seems its worst around 1500-2000 rpms. It does not do it when the belts off. Please help me pinpoint this.
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Posted on Oct 26, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hello ive read you questions and the other experts answers and they all have good points i just wanted to give you my point of view
this belt tensioner is to be locked down so it doesnt move once the initial adjustment is made. what i like to do is turn the crankshaft by hand to pull tight the belt on the non tensioner side and this is when i lock down the tensioner .
and yes when a car like this comes in we alway recomend water pump, tensioner , and any other idler pulleys that each vehicle may need also we take care of any oil leaks at the same time . oil or antifreeze getting on the belt will deminish the belt life.
and on your question on the cam brgs being loose , the cam is the length of the engine and it wont move enough to cause this kind of problem you would see a large oil leak first.
just a note
we do alot of customer cars that families take on vacation, and i dont want to be the one to ruin someones vacation by trying to save a buck. and when you are paying labor to have a belt replaced you expect it to reliable again.
let me know if i can help with anything else
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
SOURCE: engine noise
If it gets worse when turning the wheel at a stop, then it's the power steering pump. Could be the power steering fluid also. Check your belts for wear or damage. The idle pulley will make a constant noise, sometimes whining sometime screeching. To check idler pulley it is best to remove belts.
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
SOURCE: what tools do I need
2.7L & 3.5L Engines same Tools & Procedure Rate Me Please 1/2 in. breaker bar & Special Tool 7198 for conventional V-belts and Poly-V belts
AIR CONDITIONING BELT
NOTE: The A/C drive belt self tensioner is NOT a dynamic tensioner. After adjustment the tensioner bracket bolts are tightened. The torsion spring is no longer responsible for tensioning the A/C belt. The torsion spring is only used for initial belt tensioning.
Clean all foreign debris from belt pulley grooves. The belt pulleys must be free of oil, grease, and coolants before installing the drive belt.
Belt replacement under any or all of the following conditions is required:
NOTE: Do not use any type of belt dressing or restorer on Poly-V Belts. INSTALLATION
AIR CONDITIONING BELT - NEW
WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE A/C BELT TENSIONER LOCKING BOLT WITHOUT FIRST HOLDING THE TENSIONER WITH A 1/2" DRIVE BREAKER BAR, AS PERSONAL INJURY COULD RESULT.
NOTE: A "used belt" is considered having more than 500 miles of service use. NOTE: Perform steps 1-7 to change the tensioner spring from the NEW belt position, to the USED belt position.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
remove the serpentine belt, then start the engine and listen for the noise. if the noise is gone. then you have a accessory going bad. ( i.e. ac compressor, water pump, belt tensioner, idler pulley...etc..)
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
Has he checked the alternator to see if charging or the pulley moves freely, also check belt tensioner and any idler pulleys
Posted on Apr 27, 2010
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