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How to tighten fan belt on 1998 dodge ram 1500

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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.

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Moist adjust via the alternator mount, Use a pry bar to pull the belt tight and tighten both bolts to keep it there.

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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.

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SOURCE: how can one tell if a tensioner is bad on a 1998

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.

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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

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SOURCE: How to tighten side mirror. 1996 dodge ram 1500 manual mirrors

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

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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.

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