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2014-10-07 00:54:48
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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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The belt tensioner is rotated clock wise with a 15 mm wrench or belt tool.

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.

One of the pulleys is out of alignment,usually it is the tension pully. Replace it and problem will go away.

You will need to loosen the tensioner pulley on your 1994 Pontiac Grand Am. The old serpentine belt will come loose and can be removed. Put the new serpentine belt on and tighten the tensioner pulley.

Usually it takes a 3/8 or a 1/2 inch rachet on the spring loaded tensioner. simply put the rachet in the square hole and loosen the tension to get the belt off.

Dodge has a repair kit for that problem on a 1996-2000 Check all puleys for alignment. Check belt shield. Check for correct tension.

15/32 wrech on tensioner at water pump pully pull towards you will releave tension replace fopllowing diagram lots of muscle recomend cheater bar

It might not have been torqued properly.

Should have a spring loaded tensioner and no adjustment is necessary unless tensioner is bad It actually has a tension pulley underneath the power steering. Use a 15mm socket to loosen/tighten the bolt right beside the power steering. That is how you adjust the tension on the belt.

This belt is tightened by a manual system. The key is to loosen the bolt located on the tensioner pully, then loosen the adjustment bolt located above and to the left of the pully. For the 4.0L, there is an adjustment bolt behind and on the engine side of the power steering pump. It runs diagonally behind the pump and the tension pulley. In order to loosen the tension, the bolt on the tension pulley must be loosened first. This pulley is the one below the power steering pump. Tighten the pulley bolt again once the adjustment has been made.

Rear most and lowest pulley on the serpentine belt.

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.

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 clockwise 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.


It provides the proper tension on the serpentine belt so as it is not too tight or too loose.

Go to 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.

there should be an automatic tentioner on the serp. if not look at the alt it will have slotted holes to loosen up

The 2007 Dodge Grand-Caravan has overhead valves (OHV).

The 2002 Dodge Grand-Caravan has overhead valves (OHV).

The 2005 Dodge Grand-Caravan has overhead valves (OHV).

The 2006 Dodge Grand-Caravan has overhead valves (OHV).

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