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How do I replace the serpentine belt on my 2000 Plymouth Breeze 2.4l engine?

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The tensioner is on the alternator there is usually a cover over it you need to loosen the 2 screws on the alternator and turn the "adjuster" screw till the belt is loose enough to come off note the whay it is run then install and tighten the new belt it must be very tight or it will slip

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Breeze, Cirrus, Sebring Convertible and Sedan, Stratus Sedan, 1999-2005

2.4L (VIN S) Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove the A/C refrigerant using approved equipment.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
- Negative battery cable
- Right front wheel and inner splash shield
- Accessory drive belts
- Crankshaft damper
- Lower torque strut
- Exhaust system from the manifold
- A/C compressor switch
- Upper torque strut and bracket
- Upper radiator support crossmember
- Power steering pump and bracket without disconnecting the lines
- Right engine mount through bolt after supporting the engine
- Engine support bracket

  1. Rotate the crankshaft until the Top Dead Center (TDC) mark on the oil pump housing aligns with the TDC mark on the crankshaft sprocket.
  2. Install an Allen wrench into the tensioner. Rotate the tensioner counterclockwise while pushing on the wrench until it slides into the locking hole.
  3. Remove the timing belt.
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Fig. Camshaft sprocket alignment-2.4L engine

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Fig. Timing belt tension adjustment-2.4L engine

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Fig. Timing belt tension verification-2.4L engine


To install:
  1. Set the crankshaft sprocket at TDC by aligning the sprocket with the arrow on the oil pump housing.
  2. Set the camshafts timing marks so that the exhaust camshaft sprocket is a 1 / 2 notch below the intake camshaft sprocket.
  3. Install the timing belt by starting at the crankshaft. Go around the water pump sprocket idler pulley, camshaft sprockets and the tensioner.
  4. Move the exhaust camshaft sprocket counterclockwise to align the marks and to remove any slack.
  5. Remove the wrench from the belt tensioner.
  6. Rotate the crankshaft two full revolutions and verify that the TDC marks are properly aligned.
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Lower timing belt cover and torque the bolts to 40 inch lbs. (4.5 Nm) Upper timing belt cover and torque the bolts to 40 inch lbs. (4.5 Nm) Right engine support bracket and reposition the power steering pump. Torque the bracket bolts to: 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm). Right engine mount through bolt and torque it to 87 ft. lbs. (118 Nm) Upper radiator support crossmember Torque strut bracket Upper torque strut A/C lines and pressure switch Exhaust system to the manifold Crankshaft damper Accessory drive belts Lower torque strut Right splash shield and wheel Negative battery cable
  8. Recharge the A/C system.
  9. Perform the camshaft/crankshaft synchronization procedure.


continue...



Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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    Breeze, Cirrus, Sebring Convertible and Sedan, Stratus Sedan, 1999-2005



    2.4L (VIN X) Engine




    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the left strut tower.
      The ground cable is equipped with a insulator grommet which should be
      placed on the stud to prevent the negative battery cable from
      accidentally grounding.



    2. Remove the right inner splash-shield.


    3. Remove the accessory drive belts.


    4. Remove the crankshaft damper.


    5. Remove the right engine mount.


    6. Place a suitable floor jack under the vehicle to support the engine.


    7. Remove the engine mount bracket.


    8. Remove the timing belt cover.


      NOTE

      Do not rotate the crankshaft or the camshafts after the timing
      belt has been removed. Damage to the valve components may occur. Before
      removing the timing belt, always align the timing marks.







    9. Align the timing marks of the timing belt sprockets to the timing
      marks on the rear timing belt cover and oil pump cover. Loosen the
      timing belt tensioner bolts.



    10. Remove the timing belt and the tensioner.


    11. Remove the camshaft timing belt sprockets.


    12. Remove the crankshaft timing belt sprocket using special removal tool No. 6793.


    13. Place the tensioner into a soft-jawed vise to compress the tensioner.



    14. After compressing the tensioner, place a pin (a
      5
      /
      64
      in. Allen wrench will work) into the plunger side hole to retain the plunger until installation.




    Fig. Timing belt cover bolt locations-2.4L (VIN X) Engine




    Fig. Crankshaft and camshaft alignment marks-2.4L (VIN X) Engine



    To install:




    1. Using special tool No. 6792, install the crankshaft timing belt sprocket onto the crankshaft.


    2. Install the camshaft sprockets onto the camshafts. Install and tighten the camshaft sprocket bolts to 75 ft. lbs. (101 Nm).


    3. Set the crankshaft sprocket to Top Dead Center (TDC) by aligning
      the notch on the sprocket with the arrow on the oil pump housing.



    4. Set the camshafts to align the timing marks on the sprockets.



    5. Move the crankshaft to
      1
      /
      2
      notch before TDC.



    6. Install the timing belt starting at the crankshaft, then around
      the water pump sprocket, idler pulley, camshaft sprockets and the
      tensioner pulley.



    7. Move the crankshaft sprocket to TDC to take up the belt slack.


    8. Reinstall the tensioner to the block but do not tighten it at this time.


    9. Using a torque wrench on the tensioner pulley, apply 250 inch lbs. (28 Nm) of torque to the tensioner pulley.


    10. With torque being applied to the tensioner pulley, move the
      tensioner up against the tensioner pulley bracket and tighten the
      fasteners to 275 inch lbs. (31 Nm).



    11. Remove the tensioner plunger pin, the tension is correct when the plunger pin can be removed and replaced easily.


    12. Rotate the crankshaft two revolutions and recheck the timing
      marks. Wait several minutes, then recheck that the plunger pin can
      easily be removed and installed.



    13. Reinstall the front timing belt cover.


    14. Reinstall the engine mount bracket.


    15. Reinstall the right engine mount.


    16. Remove the floor jack from under the vehicle.


    17. Install the crankshaft damper and tighten to 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm).


    18. Install and adjust the accessory drive belts.


    19. Install the right inner splash-shield.


    20. Reconnect the negative battery cable.


    21. Perform the crankshaft and camshaft relearn alignment procedure using the DRB scan tool or equivalent.

    I hope help you with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.




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SOURCE: How to change the serpentine belt on '98 Plymouth Breeze?

All you need is a long prubar (or you can rent a tensioner wrench at the parts store) essentially a open end wrench with a 3 ft handle.
Put the tensioner wrench on the nub of the tensioner and pull back... this will release the tension on the old belt. Remove it from one of the pulleys, and then from the entire system.
Note how it is routed through the pulleys, and put the new one on the same way.
The car should have a sticker on the radiator support telling you the path of the belt.

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you can get step by step instructions from a chilton manual. i go to the library, and copy the page or pages i need. libraries have every chilton auto manuals. may have to rent a specialty tool for belt tensioner pulley. can be rented at any parts store, money is returned when tool is. usually 20 bucks. put tool on tension pulley, pull to loosen belt tension, with other hand slip belt off of alternator or easiest pulley to get to. before you take belt off take a mental picture of belt route. when installing new belt remember if pulley is smooth it contacts smooth side of belt.

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