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I changed the tensioner Pulley on my 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan and now the belt doesn't line up, what do I do?

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Ew. That can be a frustrating problem. I would try to determine which pulley or pulleys is out of the 'plane' that the belt should be in. Make sure that the tensioner pulley is the correct one, and that the bolts that mount it to the engine are also the same as what came off.

Good luck on this repair.

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