Question about 1989 Dodge Dynasty
New belt tensioner installed, bolt tightened, using a 1/2" drive rachet, I apply upward, counterclockwise direction, tensioner will not move ! should the mounting bolt be loosened ?
You can look at tensioner and see which way it will turn,with racket,you may have to turn from below.It is a tight fit but bolt doesn't need to be loose.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I ran into the same problem with my running boards. They have a wing nut inside the frame. The only way I got them off was to loosen them so much and then jump on the running boards. But I did shove a screwdriver into the hole to stop the wing nut from turning. The other one I had a friend go at it with a pneumatic socket.
Posted on Dec 11, 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
SOURCE: How to tension a serpentine belt
It sounds like you have an auto tensioner. There is a square hole in the bracket the tensioner is mounted on. Put a breaker-bar drive or ratchet-drive (3/8 or 1/2) in that hole -- this will allow you to move the tensioner so you can get the belt around the water pump.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
dodge and ply. all had this problem tensioner will tilt out under load and belt comes off happens more so when raining they make a kit to repair updated tensioner with a lip on pulley and grooves and a belt with ribs on both sides to keep it in line it is expensive i have replaced belt and tensioner but weld a ring around pulley as a guide to keep it from coming off or find a smooth pulley thats the same size with a lip on it
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
It's spring activated. Look for a pulley at the end of a lever. That's the tensioner pulley. Put a wrench/socket on it and move it away from the belt. Use caution, as I stated, it's spring loaded/activated. That's how it keeps constant pressure on the serpentine belt. Check under the hood for a routing diagram for re-installation. Or draw a quick sketch.
Hope this helped. I wasn't more precise, as I don't know which engine/options you have in it.
Posted on Mar 06, 2010
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