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Why do i lose a belt every time it rains

Every time it rains I lose my serpentine belt now they tell me I need a pulley kit similar to the one on a caravan except they tell me it's not available for my engine

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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It sounds to me like the belt tensioner pulley is bad.Its spring loaded and this pulley is what keeps the belt in place.

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

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I'm wondering why your going through tensioner pulleys so fast. Sounds like you may have the belts too tight. Unfortuantely I believe that pulley is actually pressed on and will break if you try to remove it but you might be able to find one at a junk yard. As far as the bushing being cracked, if it is a bushing it is common for them th appear cracked over time but you should replace worn parts.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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SOURCE: i need to replace my serpentine belt but i dont

1994 CHRYSLER LEBARON - V6 3.0L 2972cc 181ci GAS FI N 3

Belt Routing Diagram (Alt., P.S., Idler & Tens.)

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From DAYCO Catalog

I hope help you with this. Good luck.

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Serpentine belt comes off sometimes. Both times

you must check the pulley to see if it has been distorted first.

If not bent or distorted, the tension needs to be checked and fixed.

I just did one myself -the sides were bent really bad which made the belt shred and come off, causing the pulley to bend more under the tension as it went around at speed.(this may not be your situation-hard to tell without looking--have someone look at it possibly)

If so, you can get a small 1/8" to 1/4" punch and hammer and tap it back into position carefully-possibly made of alloy/aluminum .

Then if that is not a solution, you might have to replace the bent/distorted pulley.

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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Hello Denise. Here is the diagram you are seeking

http://www.fixya.com/cars/t5499685-need_serpentine_belt_diagram

Regarding the step-by-step instructions, here you are

http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Projects/Car---Truck/Auto-Repair/changing-a-car-serpentine-belt

Joe

Posted on Nov 14, 2010

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  1. Attach a 15mm socket or wrench to the bolt attaching the tensioner pulley.
  2. On all 3.0L (OHV) engines, rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise to relieve belt tension and slide the belt off the pulleys.
  3. On 3.0L (DOHC) engines, rotate the tensioner counterclockwise to relieve belt tension and slide the belt off the pulleys.


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  2. Rotate the belt tensioner as outlined in the removal procedure to relieve belt tension and install the belt onto the tensioner pulley. Make sure the V-grooves make proper contact with the pulleys. Make sure the spring keeper releases or improper belt tension will occur.
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Both Advance Auto Parts and AutoZone wisely have loan-a-tool programs that permit you
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