Question about 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan
3.8 engine and i need to know how to remove the tension from the belt so i can remove the alternator.
One of the pulleys is a tensioner that you move to release tension from the belt. It pivots on a bolt.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Serpentine belt problem
I had the same problem and went through a number of serpentine belts, one possible solution is the tensioner, but another to look at is the power steering pump pulley, mine has shifte just enough to cause the belt to move, it is a bugger to shim, I cut a flat washer in half and stuck it in place between the pump and the bracket, gl...
Posted on Aug 15, 2008
SOURCE: 199 dodge caravan 3.3 tensioner
route the belt over the big pulley first as you route to the rest of the pulleys the last one should be to the tension pulley guide the belt half way on the tension pully pull the belt with your hand as if the belt is turning with engine. make sure belts in the groves of each pulley.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
To release belt, You need breaker bar with a 15mm or 19/32" socket . There a auto tensioner to left of the alternator. Place the socket on silver color bolt and pull breaker bar to the right this will relaese the belt.
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
Without the belt do all the pulleys turn easy. Power steering, water pump, alternator, and tensioner pulley. There is probably only one way the belt will stay on but make sure you have the smooth side to the smooth pulley and the grooved side to the grooved pulleys. See if any of the pulleys have and wiggle in them.
Posted on Dec 05, 2010
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Accurate diagrams are tough to find online ... the easiest place to find the right ones would be in a Haynes manual (available at most auto-parts stores). This will give you the accurate diagrams, and directions (with pictures and precautions, and common problem solutions) for your make and model of car. The manual is written based on a complete tear down and rebuild of the car .. and will help with any future car repairs that you will need to do. I have not been without one for any car I have owned in more than 10 years -- they really are THAT good -- and for around $20 US, it will probably save you thousands of dollars in repair costs over the life of your car.
I have tried finding diagrams online, but they are often listed under the wrong model, year or engine size ... so finding the one that actually applies to your car is a hassle -- and even if you find the right one, it's tough to reference a computer when you are working on your car. I assure you that you will have an easier time if you get the Haynes manual.
Posted on May 29, 2011
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