2005 dodge sprinter 2500 Van needs a tensioner cant seem to find one nowhere. And used parts for them either. Can anyone tell me where would be a good reiable place to get an account I can trust not to mess me over on the parts man Im tryin to mane a livin just like every one else. No one wants to help his fellow man anymore without a buck inhis hand. Aweful. Just wanted to state afew facts about the world today so back to subject If anyone can give any tips they know for sure carries in used an new bargin prices for these sprinters you be wonderful to share the knowledge. Thanks
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You'll need a Serpentine Belt Tool and a socket set.
Rotate the Caravan's serpentine belt tensioner assembly clockwise to
relieve the tension on the belt. Slip the belt off the tensioner with
your free hand before rotating the tensioner back to its home position.
Remove the tool.
Extract the two mounting bolts that hold the serpentine belt tensioner
assembly to the Caravan's front engine cover using your socket set.
Depending on your physical size and dexterity, you may find this easier
to accomplish through the top of the engine well or through the
passenger-side wheel well.
Pull the old serpentine belt tensioner assembly out of the Caravan's
engine bay by hand. Place the new serpentine belt tensioner assembly on
the Caravan's front engine cover and bolt it in using your socket set.
Rotate the new serpentine belt tensioner assembly clockwise with the
serpentine belt tool and then place the belt on the pulley by hand.
Rotate the new serpentine belt tensioner assembly back into place.
Remove the tool and close the hood.
You will need a serpentine belt tool to release tension from belt. There should be a sprung loaded tensioner pulley ( on a leveler bolter to block) . The routing is printed on a sticker in the engine bay.
The main drive belt or serpentine belt is important on any vehicle, but some have more than one belt to drive components from the crankshaft. The Dodge Ram and similar truck models have one true serpentine belt, a multi-ribbed belt that fits into grooves on various pulleys, that Dodge suggests inspecting for wear every 15,000 miles or 12 months.
Disconnect the negative battery terminal. Because the electric fan can start even without the vehicle running, some mechanics suggest disconnecting the battery terminal while working in the serpentine belt area. 2Locate the serpentine belt tensioner pulley. The belt tensioner pulley will have a bolt on its side. On some Dodge Ram models, the tensioner is directly below the air conditioner compressor pulley; look for it above the crankshaft pulley. 3Rotate the tensioner pulley by turning the bolt, either with a wrench for some models or a breaker bar or ratchet for other models. 4Slip off the belt and let the tensioner return to its position.
GENERAL/Standard Rules to Removal the Serpentine Belt with a Tensioner: A. Find the Tensioner(s). (See Diagrams on Link) B. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool, Or Wrench OR Ratchet, Rotate/Move the Tensioner USING THE AVAILABLE NUT (on the Pulley or Arm Base) OR the OPENING (3/8ths or 1/2 inch square opening) rotating the Tensioner Pulley/Arm - moving it away from contact with the belt and towards the area where the belt is not in contact with the Tensioner Pulley. The Tensioner is spring loaded, and is hard to rotate/move. C. Remove the loosened belt off one of the other more easily accessed Pulleys. D. DO NOT quickly release the Tensioner, but gently allow the Tensioner to rest in its closed position.
Standard Rules for Installing the Serpentine Belt with Tensioners: a. Pick a Pulley that is most easily accessed. This will usually be on top. This will be the last Pulley that the belt will go on. b. Using the Diagram: Install the new Serpentine Belt on the remainder of the Pulleys....over, under, left right. c. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool or Wrench or Ratchet Tool: Rotate/Move the Tensioner Pulley/Arm "away" from Belt contact area on the Tensioner. This spring is pretty hard and with a new belt, it will be even harder to install. Rotate/Move this to as-close to the maximum allowed inorder to have enough slack in the belt to get it up and over the last pulley. d. Using your other hand - Pull the Belt up and over the Last remaining Pulley. e. Before releasing the pressure on the Tensioner, visually inspect the remainder Pulleys and the Belts' Positioning on them
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A simple bolt on assembly, the tensioner for the serpentine belt may need replacement if it fails to smoothly pivot and maintain tension on the belt.
Using a half inch breaker bar, release tension by rotating against the spring, remove the belt from the tensioner. Unbolt the tensioner (one bolt may be so diffucult to reach that you might want to use a racheting open end wrench by Alden.
Install the new tensioner by reversing these steps.
I usually replace the belt at the same time.