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How do I replace the belt tensioner on a dodge caravan 1996 3.3 eng v-6

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Hello
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Your tensioner is replaced as a unit,
remove the belt.
there is a nut 15mm that holds the tensioner to the engine, the tensioner and pulley comes off together the new one will have a pulley on it too, install the ne one the same as the old one came off. i would replace the belt too.
RD

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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Hi, I have pasted the procedure for belt replacement below. To replace the tensioner as well, first take the belt off. Then remove the pulley from the tensioner. This will expose the single bolt that holds the tensioner on. Replace the tensioner and then the pulley (if replacing all). Then reinstall the belt.

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Where would i find a serpentine belt for my 1996 grand caravan?


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