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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.
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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.
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.
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. 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...
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.
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 t…ensionor 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.
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Sears Hardware sells a nice tool which you can use to rotate the belt tensioner. It is essentially a long socket wrench with several shallow adaptors. I presume you should be …able to get something similar at any auto parts store. If you don't have a copy of the Haynes Repair Manual, I recommend getting it. It has a nice diagram of the belt layout. Regarding the belt, when mine slipped off, I replaced the tensioner and belt, but it kept slipping off. I bought a Gates Serpentine Belt Drive Component Kit and it never happened again. Amazon sells it. Changing the tensioner is tough. The nut holding it in can be reached from below.
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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 the…y 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
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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.
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 i…t wasn't bad at all (end at the belt tensioner). Other than that, have fun!
Loosen the tensioning pulley and install new belt. There should be a routing diagram in engine compartment or on hood.
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 manu…al for it anyway)
You can do that by replacing the tensioner