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2003 Dodge Stratus Serpentine Belt Replacement

Recently the serpentine belt on my '03 Stratus (2.4L Sedan) slid off while I was traveling through some heavy mud. I understand that's not what it's intended to do but living in the desert it's sometimes unavoidable during flash floods. I have a replacement belt but I'm not sure where to start. I'm not sure where to loosen the tensioner to reinstall it and I'm also unsure of the correct path of the belt and what else (if anything) must be disconnected/removed in order to replace it. Any help would be paramount. I am replacing the engine entirely once I return from deployment, but still need the vehicle functioning in the mean time. I apologise in advance for my lack of terminology.

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  • matthewmenne Feb 21, 2009

    Thank you for the link, problem solved! I appriciate it, and feel dumb for not looking there in the first place. My wife will be gracious she'll have a car while I'm gone! Thanks again..

  • matthewmenne Feb 21, 2009

    it was DOHC

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    DOHC or SOHC ?



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I'll assume it's DOHC. Here's a link to help you. Double check right engine code.

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