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1998 dodge neon airconditioning belt adjustment?

I need to adjust my aircondtioning belt, for a16 valve 4 cylinder 2 door....I cant seem to able to adjust it cause I don`t see any component that adjusts?

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  • myhochstatte Aug 02, 2008

    I have a 1999 Dodge neon 2-door, 4 cylinder sosh that I just replaced the air conditioning belt on. The belt will squeal loudly at intervals when running the a/c while driving down the road, or stopped at a red light, but I can idle in park for several minutes and it won't make a sound. Tried adjusting the belt, and applied belt dressing with the same results.

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This procedure involves correcting the tension on the power steering accessory and A/C compressor drive belt.

1. Loosen the power steering pump locking bolts A and B and pivot bolt C(Illustration 1 and 2 ) to allow adjustment of belt tension.
2. Using a 1/2" breaker bar, adjust belt tension by applying torque to the square hole "D" on the power steering pivot bracket. Adjust the tension as follows:

Belt tension with no belt replacement: A. Using the Belt Tension Gauge Special Tool Kit C-4162, adjust the belt tension to 100 lb.
B. Tighten in order, first tighten the locking bolt A to 27 Nm (20 ft. Ibs) then, bolt B to27Nm (20 ft. Ibs). Finally tighten the pivot bolt C to 54 Nm (40 ft. Ibs).
Belt tension with belt replacement:
A. Using the Belt Tension Gauge Special Tool Kit C-4162, adjust the belt tension to 135 lb.
B. Tighten in order, first tighten the locking bolt A to 27 Nm (20 ft. Ibs) then, bolt B to 27Nm (20 ft. Ibs). Finally tighten the pivot bolt C to 54 Nm (40 ft. Ibs).
C. Start the engine and allow the vehicle to idle for 15 minutes to allow the belt to seat.
D. Repeat the belt tensioning procedure, set belt tension to 135 lb.

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Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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    Nathan Ayers Jun 13, 2008

    this was directly from a 95-99 haynes guide for the vehicle hope it helps

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Dont forget to unloosten the 15mm fulcrum bolt in addition to the two adjusting bolts or the bracket will not adjust.
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