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Replacing a belt

Were replcing the belt on a 99' dodge ram 1500 sport and were are trying to bypass the ac but we cant seem to find how to tighten the belt

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  • e_monkey87 May 14, 2009

    the belt broke off cuz the pulley for the ac is stuck and wont turn which is why with the new belt were bypassing it but its now too long

  • Richard Neely
    Richard Neely May 11, 2010

    when you took the belt off, what did you do to loosen the belt to get it off the pulleys?

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To install a shorter belt,will require you to replace alternator bracket . The auto tensioner will not work properly .

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