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How do you change the main drive belt on a 1997 Dodge Stratus 2.0L?


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2015-07-15 19:55:11
2015-07-15 19:55:11

2.0L SOHC Engine: Disconnect the negative battery cable. Loosen the idle pulley's screw (it should be underneath the alternator on the same belt) just enough to remove the belt but not too much that the pulley falls. Put new belt, screw back the pulley, make sure tension is wright (with tension meter if you got one). If you don't have a tension meter then try to turn a pulley and see if the belt slips on it. If it does slip, then you'll have to screw the tension screw with a small 10 mm (I think) wrench. Plug back the negative cable. Run the car and listen to it. if it makes a squeaky sound, either the idle pulley is loose or the belt need an adjustment. Cheers

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