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How does the serpentine belt go on a 1994 Dodge Caravan V6?

locate the "tensioner" pulley, on the schematic that is under your hood, on top of the radiator. Then place a socket on the bolt head in the middle of that pulley, and with a breaker bar, pull the entire pulley towards the front of the van, releasing the tension, and letting the belt slip off easily. Repeat this procedure once you have the new belt routed around most of the pulleys properly and slip it over the tensioner pulley last. Double check belt alignment on all pulleys, make sure it is well tensioned, then start your van and let it idle about 5 to 10 seconds, shut it off, and recheck the belt alignment and tension. If all looks well, then close the hood and call it a job well done.

How do you change a serpentine belt on a 1999 Dodge Caravan SE 6cyl 3.8?

Pull upon the belt and it will show you which way the idler pulley has to go to relieve pressure on the belt. Then pry it with a 15 mm wrench to relieve pressure and there should be a schematic under the hood to tell you how to route the belt. If it isn't there draw a schematic before you take the belt off. Don't rely on memory. I put a ratcheting cargo strap on the 15mm wrench and secured the other end so as to pull the tensioner enough to easily slip the belt into place with both hands.

How do you find a serpentine belt diagram for a 1994 Dodge Caravan?

It should have a diagram under the hood somewhere. Look somwhere around where the hood latch is, Should have a sticker somewhere under the hood. Under the hood is a diagram. If not try Autozone they usually have manual you can look at.

Where can you get a diagram of the serpentine belt on a 1993 Dodge Grand Caravan 3 3L with AC?

It should be on the fan shroud. If not, it is in the owners manual/ If yoou don't have one, go to a used car lot and find a like car and draw a schematic.

How do you change the serpentine belt on a 1993 Dodge Dakota?

Raise up on the tensioner to remove the belt. there shouold be a routing schematic on the fan shroud. If not draw one before removing the old belt.

How do you change serpentine belt on 1999 caravan 3 liter?

locate the "tensioner" pulley, on the schematic that is under your hood, on top of the radiator. Then place a socket on the bolt head in the middle of that pulley, and with a breaker bar, pull the entire pulley towards the front of the van, releasing the tension, and letting the belt slip off easily. Repeat this procedure once you have the new belt routed around most of the pulleys properly and slip it over the tensioner pulley last. Double check belt alignment on all pulleys, make sure it is well tensioned, then start your van and let it idle about 5 to 10 seconds, shut it off, and recheck the belt alignment and tension. If all looks well, then close the hood and call it a job well done. This is pretty much the right answer except that a standard size socket and breaker will not go on the tensioner pulley. The wheel hub is right directly across and there is not enough room. You need to use a wrench on the bolt and with a little imagination you can use something to help you gain leverage on the wrench making it easier to release the tension. I was able to use my jack handle and it fit over the head of the wrench and this gave me the help and leverage I needed. You will figure this out better when you are looking at it, you will see what has to be done. A word to the wise, if you can't figure out how to make something to give you leverage, you probably shouldn't be attempting this yourself in the first place.

How do you change a serpentine belt for a 1994 Dodge Caravan with a 3 liter engine?

locate the "tensioner" pulley, on the schematic that is under your hood, on top of the radiator. Then place a socket on the bolt head in the middle of that pulley, and with a breaker bar, pull the entire pulley towards the front of the van, releasing the tension, and letting the belt slip off easily. Repeat this procedure once you have the new belt routed around most of the pulleys properly and slip it over the tensioner pulley last. Double check belt alignment on all pulleys, make sure it is well tensioned, then start your van and let it idle about 5 to 10 seconds, shut it off, and recheck the belt alignment and tension. If all looks well, then close the hood and call it a job well done.

How do you change the serpentine belt on a Dodge Caravan?

What you need is a ratchet 15mm socket. Losen the idler then slide off the serpentine belt off. There should be a diagram for routing the belt if not draw a diagram before removing it. Replace the serpentine belt crank it 2 or 3 times but don't start the engine. The 4th time start the engine this time the as the engine is idling eyeball the belt agaisnt the tensioner idler and crank pulley make sure the serpentine is algined. A Note: Make sure that you have identified the tensioner pulley as apposed to the idler pulley. With the 15mm socket on the tensioner pulley's bolt, rotate it clockwise and this will release the tension on the belt, or in the case of installing a new serpentine belt, allow you to get it where it belongs. This is the case on my 1997 Dodge Caravan, and probably other year makes. Best of luck- Bryan 1993 Dodge Grand Caravan: Rotating the tensioner pulley's bolt clockwise was the way to replace my belt. By the way, the tensioner pulley in my van was one of the smaller ones in the middle of the whole system, attached to a silver arm coming off the tensioner. Good luck...

Where can you get a diagram of the serpentine belt for a 1990 dodge grand caravan Le?

Answer . \nSHOULD BE ON THE FRONT MOLDING UNDER THE HOOD....WHERE IT SAYS WHAT SIZE ENGINE YOU HAVE

How do you change the serpentine belt on your 1994 Grand Caravan?

This is easier than it may look. Look at all the rollers/ulleys that the belt must pass over/around/through. The ones that are smooth are the ones that get the back end of the belt and are used to change the direction of the belt. The ones with grooves are the ones that are actually driven by the belt. One of the rollers near the top and towards the firewall is actually spring loaded. I believe it is the one that is 2nd nearest to the firewall. Put a wrench on it and pull. You will see it rocks downward allowing you to jump the belt onto it. So, the way to get it is to thread the belt over all of the rollers except this one (the grooves on the belt face would in when you thread it if it were a pure circle), making sure you are driving the proper pulleys (as described in the first paragraph). With the belt threaded over all but the pulley you can pivot, pull with a wrench on this tensioning pulley and work the belt onto it... It self tensions so at that point you are done. Start @ front of vehicle w/ AC pulley work your way down and backward until you have reached the alternator pulley. [Note] this means laying the belt on the tensioner.. The alternator pulley will be the last to put on; as you can not put the belt on the tensioner with a wrench on it. Once the belt is routed in the manner described in both answers (except the laying belt on tensioner in this answer) put 15 metric long handle boxed wrench on tensioner and pull towards you. Slip the belt over alternator pulley. THEN your done.

How do you replace the serpentine belt on a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan?

Answer I found that when I needed to change my belt I also had to change the belt tensionor. I also had to get a special tool from my local parts store that would connect on to the tensionor to loosen the tension which then allowed me to remove the belt. The part was around 10-15 bucks I think. In many cases you can just pry on one of the idlers with a crowbar. Take note of belt routing before it comes off though or make sure you have a diagram.

How do you change a serpentine belt on a 1998 dodge stratus?

My 98 Stratus has two belts, on for the power steering and the other is the alternator belt. To get access to the belt a cover over the alternator must be remove. A 10mm socket on an extension is useful. Remove the old belt loosen the mounting bolts for the alternator and loosen the tensioning bolt. This bolt is mounted on the side of the alternator, facing the front of the car. Take note of the routing and check the underside of the hood for a diagram of the routing. Slide the old belt off the idler and remove then replace the new belt on in the same fashion.. Note: the Dodge Stratus has a cover under vechile covering the belt and oil pan. I found it extremly useful to remove this cove to have access to the AC compressor and CrankShaft. Don't forget to tighten the belt using the alternator adjusting screw.. Good Luck!

Is it hard to change a serpentine belt on a 2002 dodge stratus?

It is more involved that most vehicles. Just finished doing this on my 2002 Stratus 2.4L. You pretty much have to remove the passenger tire and wheel wall to do it, but I was able to do it myself and am not a mechanic. Note: I offer this solely as a description of how I accomplished it on my own. It should not be taken as me advising you or anyone in any way on how or whether they manage to repair their own vehicles. 1) Engaged parking brake, loosened lugs on passenger front tire. 2) Jacked-up and placed jack-stand. 3) Removed piece of black under-carriage which surrounds the oil filter and attaches to front bumper. There are at least 10 plastic push-pins to remove and I managed to destroy half of them in the process. 4) Positoned belt over lower pulleys and tensioner (as best as possible) then used a bungee to hold the top end of belt up while I worked under the car. 5) Used a 3/8 ratchet and inserted into square hole attached to the tensioner, disengaged the tensioner (moves clockwise) then used a brace to keep the ratchet handle in that position. (Or line up the holes in the tensioner arm and back late and insert a 4mm drill bit to hold the tensioner off) 6) From top, removed bungee and finished placing belt over alternator, checked the position of entire belt, reengaged the tensioner, and replaced wall and wheel.

How do you change the serpentine belt on a Dodge mini van?

First locate the belt tensioner. On the 3.0L (88 - 90) it takes a 1/2 inch breaker bar to release the tension lift the breaker bar towards the top of the engine (Counter Clock Wise). On 3.3L and 3.8L you pull the breaker towards the front of the van (Clock Wise).\n. \nHere are a couple pictures Belt 1 or Belt 2 \n. \nGood Luck and Remember. \nChange Your Mind, Not Your Oil. \nUse the First In Synthetic Motor Oil's. \nSee My Bio For more information.

How do you change the serpentine belt on a 1997 dodge ram sst?

Answer . \njust did my dodge ram the belt has a tensioner on it all that it is is a wheel with a spring on it get a wrench on the tensioner and turn it away from the belt this will loosen the old one the new belt will be very very tight and har to put on but with very much effort it is possible 10 min job

How do you reroute a serpentine belt on a 1996 Dodge Caravan?

Answer . on a 3.0, get a serptine tool at autozone for $25 or a wrench/socket with a loooong handle to fit the tension pulley. place the tool on the bolt on the tension pulley and pull toward you. you will then have enough slack to complete the routing of the belt. i left the belt off the idler pulley, then pulled the wrench, and was able to slip the belt behind the idler pulley. with the right tools, and some flexible arms, it's a 15 min job. you may have to move a couple of electrical wires out of the way to pull the wrench far enough down. Remember, the bolt is just there for you to get a grip on the tension pulley, it's not to be tightend/untightened.. It would probably matter witch engine you have in the Caravan. Maybe on the radiator support or the front of the engine close to the belt area there should be a diagram. If there is no diagram go to the library or maybe the internet. First find out what engine you have like a 2.5L 4 cylindar or a 3.0,3.3,or 3.8L V-6. Find the engine size and take the information to the library or internet and look. Also at almost all parts stores they would have a "Chiltons" manual with the routing of the belt in the manual.

Where can you find a diagram for the serpentine belt on a Dodge Caravan?

\n. \n Answer \n. \nGo to www.autozone.com and look under specifications, belt routing.\n. \nOn a 1989 Dodge Grand Caravan, the diagram is on the side of the engine where the S-belt is located.

Do you have a diagram showing the installation of a serpentine belt for a 93 Dodge Caravan?

Answer . Go to www.autozone.com\nClick on repair info, specifications, belt routing, then input your vehicle information. Once it loads up click on view diagram.

How change a belt on a 2000 Dodge Caravan?

Answer . \nYou should be able to find a shop manual for this at the local library...make copies of the right pages...)

Where can you find a serpentine belt diagram for a 91 Dodge Caravan?

Answer . everyone should have a manual for their vehicle, and the library should have a professional shop manual available in the REFERENCE section...make copies of the right sections...good luck :)

How do you change a belt on a 1999 Dodge Caravan?

I am not a mechanic but saw my mechanic change it on my car. Go underneath the car. One of the pulley wheels the belt goes through needs to be pried back with a screw driver or something similar to release the tension on the belt. Only one of the pulley wheels will move, so try each one. On my car, the pulley was slightly rusted, so he WD 40'ed it first. It was still a little stiff, and he had to use a lot of elbow grease. Remove and replace belt. Good luck.

Where is the belt tensioner on a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport How do you loosen it to change the serpentine belt?

what you need is a ratchet 15mm socket. Losen the idler then slide off the serpentine belt off. There should be a diagram for routing the belt if not draw a diagram before removing it. Replace the serpentine belt crank it 2 or 3 times but don't start the engine. The 4th time start the engine this time the as the engine is idling eyeball the belt agaisnt the tensioner idler and crank pulley make sure the serpentine is algined. That's It. Bill A Note: Make sure that you have identified the tensioner pulley as apposed to the idler pulley. With the 15mm socket on the tensioner pulley's bolt, rotate it clockwise and this will release the tension on the belt, or in the case of installing a new serpentine belt, allow you to get it where it belongs. This is the case on my 1997 Dodge Caravan, and probably other year makes. Best of luck- Bryan 1993 Dodge Grand Caravan: Rotating the tensioner pulley's bolt clockwise was the way to replace my belt. By the way, the tensioner pulley in my van was one of the smaller ones in the middle of the whole system, attached to a silver arm coming off the tensioner.

How do you install a serpentine belt on a 98 dodge grand caravan?

Answer . There is usually a sticker with the belt diagram located on the top radiator support. There is usually a sticker for the evaporative hose diagram as well. This is where they usually are. With time and heat they may have been peeled loose. Your local library usually has auto repair manuals, or stop at an auto supply store and see if they have the diagram. Once you have the diagram of how th ebelt goes on, it is simplay a case of looping the belt over every pulley except the alternator, and then using a ratchet and extension, insert the extension into the hole in the front of the idler pulley and compressing the tension, looping the belt over the alternator pulley then leave the tension from the idler pulley take up the slack of the belt. Note you won't have a lot of slack to play with when you have the belt over all the pulleys and it 'almost" goes over the pulley on the alternator. By compressing the idler pulley, this gives you just enough slack on the belt to slip it over the pulley. Then when you release the idler pulley the belt will get tight. Make sure when you place the belt over the pulleys that you have the belt centered on all the pulleys otherwise the belt will either come off or you won't be able to get the belt over the last pulley. You need a 15 mm box wrench to put on the tensioner pulley. Because it is hard to pull on this wrench and slip the belt on, I'd suggest using an old serpentine belt, put one loop on the end of the wrench and the other loop around your body. Then pull the wrench bye leaning back with your body while slipping the new belt on. I would not use a 15 mm socket because it gets wedged between the pulley and the frame of the car and is very hard to remove. I also put the belt over every pulley except for the idler pulley. then when pulling back on the box wrench, I slip the belt under the idler pulley. I've used this technique several times after getting frustrated trying methods. Your body can put a lot of leverage on that 15 mm box wrench when using the old serpentine belt wrapped around your torso. Good luck

How do you change a serpentine belt on a 1997 Dodge Caravan 6cyl 3 liter?

Answer . \nOn my 91 it was easy There is a spring loaded pully that has a #15 metric nut you need a long handle breaker bar to loosen the belt and follow the picture under the hood to reinstall \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \ntheres

How do you replace the Serpentine Belt Tensioner on a 1998 Dodge Caravan?

Answer . I have a grand caravan, with a 3.8l engine. The s-belt slipped off on my way to work, and I went to put pressure on the tensioner, and the bolt snapped in half. I drove the van up on ramps, and was able to access the 15mm nut on the back of the tensioner. I went to O'Riley auto parts and they showed me the replacment, and then it was a snap. I used a 3/8" ratchet with the 15mm socket and two 3" extensions. It came right off, and the other one went on easily. I had a 2x2 piece of wood that I used to help hold the tensioner in place, while I worked from the back side.

How do you change the serpentine belt on a Dodge Intrepid?

Step 1 Identify which belts need to be replaced. If you are replacing the air conditioner belt, you may need to remove the alternator belt because of the way the belts are shared on the crankshaft pulley. As a result, some mechanics recommend replacing both belts together. . Step 2 Loosen the lock bolt for the belt you are replacing using owner's documentation. The lock bolt will be near the belt tensioner component. . Step 3 Turn the adjustment bolt to change tension on the belt. When the belt is loose enough, slip it off. . Step 4 Use your memory or a belt routing diagram to install the new belt on all pulleys. . Step 5 Adjust the adjustment bolt to replace tension on the belt. Tighten the lock bolt. . Step 6 Make sure the belt is correctly seated on all pulleys and that the ribs fit into grooves on the pulleys. . Step 7 Run the engine and check for any flapping or looseness that could indicate incorrect installation.. (eHow.com)

How do you change the serpentine belt on a 2002 Dodge Caravan se 3.3L?

Answer . \nThere is a spring loaded tensoner pulley that you need to move (wrench or socket) to release the pressure on the belt . Then you can easily remove it . Replace the same way ...there should be a decal under the hood showing the correct installation

How do you change the serpentine belt on a 1998 aurora?

take it to your local dealer or machanic it it virtually impossible to do yourself because of how tight a space it is in my went out last summer it took mechanic an hour and cost about 125.00

How do you repair a1999 Dodge Grand Caravan serpentine belt?

\n15/32 wrech on tensioner at water pump pully pull towards you will releave tension replace fopllowing diagram lots of muscle recomend cheater bar

How do replace serpentine belt on 1996 dodge caravan 3.3 engine?

Answer . if you look under the hood on the upper left side by the hood hinge , there is a diagram of how the serpentine belt should be arranged. Fit the belt around all the pulleys except the tension pulley. Take a tork wrench and place on the nut in the center of the pulley and crank it towards yourself which will lower the pulley (please note that it is spring loaded so make sure you have it securely fitted or it will spring back at you. slip the serpentine belt on once you have created enough clearance to slip on...

How do you change the serpentine belt on a 1996 dodge caravan?

Study the belt diagram and also the way the old belt was put on, use a socket (16mm usually) and a breaker bar to pull the tensioner pulley down, releasing tension on the belt causing it to be able to slip right off. Slide the old belt off and weave the new belt in to place while still holding the tensioner down. When it place put the tension back on the pulley by moving the breaker bar the opposite way you pulled it to release tension, causing the pulley back in to place and making the belt fit tightly. Start the vehicle and make sure it stays in place and functions properly.

Diagram needed on a serpentine belt for a 1992 dodge Caravan?

When you get your new belt, ask the sales people to print the diagram for you. Most of the stores have access (such as AutoZone). I just rerplaced mine with my son and it wasn't bad at all (end at the belt tensioner). Other than that, have fun!

How do you change the serpentine belt on a 1990 dodge dynasty?

Take a 15mm open end wrench and fish it under the motor mount and place it on the nut to the tension pulley. Use a piece of wood or something to push down on the other end to get the leverage you need to relieve the tension on the pulley

How do you replace a serpentine belt on a 1993 Dodge Caravan?

Loosen the tensioning pulley and install new belt. There should be a routing diagram in engine compartment or on hood.

How do you tighten a fan belt on a 1998 dodge caravan 3.3L?

The fan is electric, not belt driven. The serpentine belt is has a spring loaded tensioner. If the belt is loose, the tensioner has failed.

How do you tighten a serpentine belt on a 1997 dodge grand caravan?

it should automaticly tighten when you release the tensioner pulley after putting the new belt on. if it does not tighten 1 of 2 things happened 1). you didnt run the belt the right way 2). tensioner assembly is faulted and needs to be replaced.

Where can you see an image of the placement of a serpentine belt on a 1997 Dodge Caravan?

in a repair manual that you can find for free in your local library or by browsing the shelf at your local parts store (assuming you were unable to find it online for free) it may be visible on a sticker under your hood

Why does the serpentine belt keeps jumping off on a 1977 dodge Caravan?

I'm not sure if Dodge made a Caravan in 77 but if you have a later one, open the hood and check to make sure that the cowl water drain hose is inserted properly. If that drain hose is dissconnected water runoff will dump directly on to the serpentine belt and cause it to jump off. Think about it, was it raining when the belt jumped? That drove me nuts, been there, done that.

How do you you Replace 1997 dodge caravan serpentine belt?

Use a long socket to untorque the tensioner pulley. Put the new belt on in the pattern that the old belt was previously on. Make sure it is lines up in all the pulleys completely. Let the socket go back into the torqued position then take it off. close the hood and start the vehicle.

How do you remove the Serpentine Belt Tensioner off a 2001 dodge caravan?

I can't say for sure about the 2001, but I just changes mine on my 1999 and I had to remove the nut from the back side of the tensioner. I read a post from someone who said they were able to remove this nut working from under the van but I had to remove the windshield wiper assembly and get at the nut by leaning waaaay over the engine. My legs hurt. Hope this helps

How do you change serpentine belt on 2006 dodge ram 1500?

I am looking for the diagram for the serpentine belt for a 2006 Dodge Ram quad cab.

How do you change the belt on a 2005 dodge caravan?

what engine .all are best done from underneath but can be done from the top remove assenger sode tire and pull down on the splash shield pry the tensioner down to release the belt if you don't have a belt routing diagram under your hood draw a picture first because when fighting the belt around the alternator you will forget which way it goes.go over theac compressor last this is hte lowest point.pry tensioner down and slip belt over the compressor

How do you loosen a serpentine belt tensioner on a 1998 Dodge Dakota?

One way is to put a wrench or, better yet, a long handled ratchet (12" or so at least)on the tensioner pulley center bolt and turn it such that the pulley rocks to one side or the other to relieve tension, slide the belt off and release the pulley slowly. Te reinstall the belt, use the same technique.

How do you change serpentine belt on dodge sprinter?

on a 2007 the fan has to come off mine is in shop now getting done 3.8 billable houres

Why is the belt keep on riping on your 1998 dodge caravan?

Check all of the pulleys to make sure they are running in a straight line.

How do you change alternator on 1998 dodge caravan?

Remove the complete windshield wiper assembly tray, then you can access the alternator for r&r.

02 Dodge Caravan serpentine belt replacement?

Definitely NOT a job for the amateur. Very tricky and you really have to get the manual to learn how to do it. (personally, I wouldn't own ANY vehicle without getting the manual for it anyway)

How do you replace serpentine belt for 2000 Dodge Caravan?

Definitely NOT a job for the amateur. Very tricky and you really have to get the manual to learn how to do it. (personally, I wouldn't own ANY vehicle without getting the manual for it anyway)

Change belt on 98 Dodge Caravan?

Definitely NOT a job for the amateur. Very tricky and you really have to get the manual to learn how to do it. (personally, I wouldn't own ANY vehicle without getting the manual for it anyway)

What would cause the serpentine belt to keep coming off your 1992 dodge caravan?

Check all pulleys for proper alignment. Check for a failed bearing in a pulley. Check for a locked up pulley.