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Describe your 1999 Chrysler Town & Country Problem, Belt replacement , cna't seem to get belt tensioner to move when trying to remove belt.

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Hi rl,

There's a trick to getting a serpentine belt on or off. It's easy and doesn't require a prybar.

  • Get a 14mm or 9/16" (yours may be different) socket and a long handled ratchet or breaker bar.
  • If the tensioner arm has a square hole, forget the socket and insert the breaker bar or ratchet here
  • The tensioner pulley is near the Alternator toward the center of the engine. It's on a spring loaded arm. Get your socket on the center nut of this pulley.
  • Slowly pull the ratchet toward the center of the engine. The pulley will pivot on the arm allowing you to get the belt off one of the pulleys.
  • Slowly release the tension.
  • It's off. You're done
Best regards,
Mike


Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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The belt tensioner actually has a locking feature on it. Once the tensioner is in place you are supposed to tighten the bolt center of the tensioner pully which locks in in place. Try loosening this bolt slightly and then moving the tensioner.

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