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Broken alternator belt on a 1990 Dodge Spirit.

Hi there,

The alternator belt on our 1990 Dodge Spirit snapped, so I'm hoping somebody can give me step by step instructions on how to put a new one on? I don't know a lot about cars, but I can follow instructions and understand the basics. I really don't want to pay for a tow truck and mechanic for something that seems pretty simple.

Thanks for your help!

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  • jessicatrusw Jan 05, 2009

    It doesn't have AC. It's a V6, 3.0L. The belt that is actually broken is the shorter one near the front that goes around the 3 wheels, not the long one towards the rear that winds in an S shape through about 5 wheels. I hope that makes sense, please let me know if you need anymore info.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Can you tell us which engine & if it has AC? (air conditioning)

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Go to this link & scroll down to figure #11. Explanation is above the picture. If it doesn't have 1/2" drive ratchet/bar hole in it to move it, you'll have to use a wrench on the bolt at end of the pulley, unless you see an independant adjuster there.If it's the tensioner style, it will be hard to move, but it will go.

http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c152800c1d1e

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