This is many months later but I have a 1998 Dodge Caravan and have the same dilemma. Assuming the tensioning assembly design is the same as your 1999 model, you need to remove the alternator and the upper bracket that it's attached to. With these parts removed, and the belt also, you need to (with many contortions) reach behind the tensioner pully housing and remove the nut. It's painful but I was able to do it.
To add to Lou's post, which helped me greatly, in order to get to the tensioner nut, you HAVE TO REMOVE the alternator (unless you're Plastic Man). Before you remove the alternator, you need to remove the windshield wiper tub assembly from the car (trust me, its super easy 6 bolts and 4 Torx screws - check the Haynes manual. If you don't have one, get one. Its not perfect, but its priceless!). It will give you the extra leverage and space you need to get the alternator bolt and the alternator itself out.
YOU CANNOT GET TO THE TENSIONER BOLT FROM UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE! I don't know who spread that rumor around, but you can't even see it from underneath, let alone reach it without breaking your arm in 3 places to hinge it that way.
Once the alternator is out, use a 15mm box wrench (use the round angled end) to loosen the nut. Once you get the new tensioner on, use the wrench again to position the nut back on the stud bolt. (Tricky but doable.) If you have air-powered tools, use those. You'll be done in minutes.
You need to get the vehicle in the air and you need really long ( or a couple put together) 3/8 inch drive extentions, a 15mm swivel socket and you go from underneath the driver side to the back of tentioner nut. You do not have to remove alternator or really anything else. took less than 5 minutes. the time was getting vehicle high enough to get under it. Always remember they engineer cars for dealerships and mechanics to work and replace parts with minimal effort. Then charge consumers like it was a pain.
I did the job last night from under the van. All told it took a half an hour and only needed to remove ONE NUT. The nut is very close to the exhaust manifold.
THE SWIVEL AND EXTENSIONS ARE THE KEY.
Unless you have a decent lift - getting to the nut to release the assembly from underneath is pretty much impossible. I tried jacking the van up but was unable to get anywhere near enough to loosen the bolt. I decided to go in through the top- remove the alternator and the top plate, it gave just enough room to loosen the nut little by little, it was pretty hard but it worked and got it changed out and back up and running.
The tension spring is broken, and the entire assembly must be replaced.
I cant answer that because alternator tensioner fell off and I'm having trouble finding one.
You cannot adjust the belt tension on a 2000 dodge grand caravan. This vehicle is equipped with an automatic tensioner. If tensioner is frozen or will not hold the belt tight, it must be replaced.
If the seat belt pre-tensioner was activated during the accident, the assembly will require replacement.
You can do that by replacing the tensioner
drive belts tensioner/under chassis
The belt tensioner is self-adjusting.
for a 1994 Grand Caravan (probably like the 1995) see: How do you replace the headlight assembly located on a 1994 Dodge Caravan? for a 1994 Grand Caravan (probably like the 1995) see: How do you replace the headlight assembly located on a 1994 Dodge Caravan?
its on the left side. its the easyest pully to see.
Pull on the belt and you can see how the tensioner moves. Put a wrench on the bolt.
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 instructions to change the sliding door on a 97 Dodge Caravan are located in the service manual. This details the dis-assembly of the door and the location of electric components.
You have to remove the whole lense assembly. There are 3 nuts on the back, and 1 bolt on the top.
Remove the complete windshield wiper assembly tray, then you can access the alternator for r&r.
How to replace or change the 1997 Dodge Caravan 3.3 liter engine
According to Edmunds.com, 1984 was the year that Dodge first rolled out the Caravan. That year Chrysler had both the Voyager and the Caravan coming off the assembly line.
Yes I do
the tensioner has a torx head bolt that comes in from the backside of it, you need to remove the belt and access the torx head bolt from underneath.... it is easier to have someone hold the new tensioner in place while you start the bolt back in and tighten it
What steps are involved in changing an alternator on a 2002 dodge grand caravan?
how do i change driver side turn signal bulb on 1992 dodge caravan?
Sorry I don't know but go to a dodge dealer and they'l do it for you!
From outside,take a screws out to get light assembly loose and remove light socket from back of assembly and channge your light bulb,then put it back.
They are not adjustable. They are self adjusting, if it is not adjusting properly it probably needs to be replaced.
The engine and transmission are removed out the bottom as an assembly.
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.