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.
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...
There should be a diagram under the hood for that year.
You can do that by replacing the tensioner
Here it is:
Not sure ,but it costs $115 to change mine on my 1998 Dodge Durango.
by taking it to a mechanic
Go to www.autozone.com and look under specifications, belt routing. On a 1989 Dodge Grand Caravan, the diagram is on the side of the engine where the S-belt is located.
You have to unscrew the tensioner bolt and remove the serpentine belt first, then change the pulley and replace the belt.You have to unscrew the tensioner bolt and remove the serpentine belt first, then change the pulley and replace the belt.
The belt tensioner is self-adjusting.
Change the belt
I am looking for the diagram for the serpentine belt for a 2006 Dodge Ram quad cab.
If the belt screeches when you turn at low engine rpm you need to change it. This separate steering belt is on the 2.4 Caravan, 1996-2000. - On all other models it's driven by the serpentine belt.
No. The timing belt or chain connects to crankshaft and camshafts. The serpentine belt connects the crankshaft with the alternator, ac compressor, power steering, etc.
Fit a new belt tensioner
The belt tensioner is rotated clock wise with a 15 mm wrench or belt tool.
It is the item in the serpentine belt that is the lowest and furthest forward.
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.
what is the diagram of a serpentine belt for a dodge shadow 1994
If it is a serpentine belt the idler pulley more than likely needs replacing. If it is a drive belt you are adjusting it too tightly.
serpentine belt routing diagram for 1994 dodge spirit
what is the engine size?
Loosen the tensioning pulley and install new belt. There should be a routing diagram in engine compartment or on hood.
Its 15mm on my '97
Rear most and lowest pulley on the serpentine belt.