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The altenator belt keeps coming off - 1998 Dodge Caravan

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  • Bobby McCall
    Bobby McCall May 11, 2010

    belt keeps coming off ,already replaced everthing,added guards,nothing works,any sugestions?

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You need to replace your tensioner

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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