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In such cases you need to check the belt tensioners. Take the bolt out of the center of the tensioner, should come off at this time, align peg of new tensioner with hole, replace bolt, put breaker bar or ratchet in square hole and put the new belt on. If it’s the serpentine belt then. its advised to replace the idle pulley bracket to align the pulley better with the belt. But it only applies to 96 to 98 models. Mine is 99 grand caravans 3.3, supposed with new bracket, but still has the problem. I saw two other occasions on the web complaining about this (drive in deep snow, through puddle). Use extra cautions when in any of these situations.

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Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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