Question about 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD
I have a 98 Dodge Ram 1500. I just did a complete overhaul of mine. The 98 has what they call a tensioner pulley located just under the alternator. If your belt is loose it's either a) Your belt is worn and stretched, or b) your tensioner pulley is no longer working properly. If you take a wrench (15mm) and turn it clockwise the tensioner pulley with a good amount of pressure it should release pressure on the belt. If it moves very easily or does not spring back.The tensioner is bad and should be replaced. Also check to be sure the pulley spins on it's own with no belt on it.replace if it doesn't. Available and any local automotive store.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
Moist adjust via the alternator mount, Use a pry bar to pull the belt tight and tighten both bolts to keep it there.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The accessory belt tensioner is what keeps the accessory drive belt tight, or you can purchase just the accessory belt tensioner pulley separate, however the complete unit should be replaced.
Accessory belt tensioner pulley.
Accessory belt tensioner.
Posted on Oct 23, 2010
The tensioner is a spring loaded unit that is supposed to provide the proper tension on the belt with out adjustments. Ususally if a tensioner goes bad it is not providing presure on the serpentine belt (loose belt, squeel, or squeek) or it has a bad bearing in the tensioner pulley (noisy, siezed). The tensioners are sold as an assembly in either case. If the tensioner went bad it is a good idea to replace the serpentine belt at the same time.
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
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the tensoner will automaticly adjust the belt tenson when you release it to check it with belt on look across pullys and maske sure the tensioner pully is aligned with the rest of the pullys remove the belt spin the pully by hand it shouldnt make any noise and it shuold feel smooth with no binding in it
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
take door pannal off there should be 3 bolts in the inside of the door where mirror sits unless its the reflection peace where you have to just get a new mirror
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
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