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How do you loosen the serpentine belt tension on a 2005 grand caravan 3.8L?
To loosen the tension on a serpentine belt on a 2005 Grand Caravan 3.8L, turn the nut of the belt tension pulley to loosen it. Adjust the belt, then tighten the tension pulley by turning the nut in the opposite direction.
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New Headline . I bought the pay-the-deposit-for-the free-tool-for-these-sidewise-engine-tensioners from Advanced auto. It WORKS. It's skinny enough to fit in there. Cost is u…nder $30.00 and it prevents a lot of air from turning blue. You can get a full refund, or, as I did, keep the tool for the next time. BTW, thanks from me to the prior poster who settled the question in my mind about lifting the engine. And just wait until you have to replace the timing gear cover gasket... That's a RIOT. -TRP3141592 Use a big socket wrench/breaker bar and the correct socket/bit. Some tensioner pulleys use sockets, others torx bits, and some just use a 3/8 square hole. The other answer is correct as well, but on my 3.1 litre the tensioner pulley is attached to an arm and the bolt comes through from the back side which makes it impossible to reach with a socket. What I use on mine is a crescent wrench and adjust it to fit the width of the arm the pulley is attached to. This arm is square and the wrench slides on perfectly and then I just pull the wrench up. You can also use an appropriately sized wrench but I don't know exactly what size it is. Tom On my 3.8, I used a breaker bar and socket to release the tension and then fit the belt on.
You look at the bolt holding the tensioner pulley and get a six point socket to fit. Use socket on long bar to rotate tensioner away from belt. Be careful that if socket slip…s off, personal injury may occur.
Answer Ajustment bolt is located at the bottom of power steering pump.
Answer Place a breaker bar on the lug/hole on the tensioner; then pry against the tensioner.
Answer If it�s the like the Bravada! You can't loosen the tension. Now if you are replacing the belt, there should be a place to put a 3/8's drive breake…r bar on the frt. of the auto tension pulley to pull the auto tension pulley back to replace the belt. Make sure you draw the route on paper of the belt or see if there is a sticker with this info on your radiator core support to match the old one.
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 rem…oving 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.
Answer There should be a place on the tensioner to insert a ratchet wrench or breaker bar without a socket or a "nut" for a socket to fit. Turn the tensioner clo…ckwise or counterclockwise to loosen the tension (some tensioners rotate clockwise and some counterclockwise) and remove the old serpentine belt - NOTE: be sure and note how the belt is routed so you can install the new one in the same routing.
depends on whether you are talking about the inside belt (closest to the engine) or the outside belt (closest to the cooling fan). Outside belt - loosen the alterna…tor bolt at the top (the one that slides in the curved groove on the bracket) dont take it all the way out, just loosen it. On the bottom of the alternator there is another long bolt that needs to be loosened as well. The alternator should swivel in towards the engine giving enough slack to take the belt off or whatever needs to be done. Inside belt - The idler pulley (passenger side of the engine under the big a/c compressor) There is a bolt on the inside of the bracket that slides in a groove similar to the one on the alternator. It is hard to get to, but that is the only way to take the tension off the inside belt. Loosen the bolt on the inside of the bracket, then loosen the bolt on the outside of the bracket where the pivot arm bolts to the mounting bracket. The pulley should swing up towards the top of the engine giving the slack needed.
How do you change the serpentine belt on a 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3L How do you loosen the tensioner?
15mm box end wrench 8-10 inch, put wrench on bolt not a lot of room and pull towards you it's easiest to pull belt and put back on at the idler pulley have changed many times …not too difficult
You will need a 1/2 " breaker bar / or a 1/2 " inch ratchet. Put in on the tensioner and pull towers you. This will release the tension. Repeat the procedure to put belt …back on. Make sure you pay attention to how the belt goes on before removing so you won't have problems installing. Good luck...
Should be a square hole either 3/8" or 1/2" place a breaker bar in this hole and push or pull to relieve tension on belt tensioner to remove belt
You will need to buy a special tool that allows you to release the tension. It is fairly cheap and you can buy one at your local auto parts store. The one I bought was called …a "Serpentine belt tool kit" and cost around $25-$30. Hope this helps.
The belt tensioner is rotated clock wise with a 15 mm wrench orbelt tool.
, i also have 97 mountianeer, when i changed my alternator i couldn't figure out where the tensioner was. but i looked at the belt routing diagram located under the hood by th…e headlights and the tensioner is on bottom of the motor on the passenger side so you have to get it from the bottom, i hope that helps you. If it is the same tensioner style as the 2004, you can get it from the top using a 3/8" drive breaker bar inserted in the square hole by the pulley on the tensioner. I just replaced mine 2 days ago.
put a wrench on the nut that's holding the tensioner pully in place and PRY it one way or the other....it'll kind of swing one way or the other.. you'll have to hol…d against the spring tension hard enough that it gives you enough space to pull the old belt off and put the new one on a longer wrench = more tortion & less work ;)
If the tensioner is sticking and not keeping pressure, then there could be a broken spring or a piece rubbing. The tensioner will likely need to be replaced. If it will no…t move enough to remove the belt then the belt will need to be cut off.
Tensioner pulley below the alternator. Should be a 14 or 15mm socket and turn counter-clockwise.