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How do you move the tensioner on a 1996 dodge caravan?


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2015-07-15 20:52:51
2015-07-15 20:52:51

using a socket and a breaker bar,engage the nut on the tensioner and rotate it against the pressure of its spring ,the belt will become slack and can be replaced ...follow diagram on sticker nearby for proper routing of belt. gere

DJ London: Going in from underneath is the best route for the tensioner removal


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