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How do you release belt tension on a 2002 Dodge Ram?

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2015-07-15 19:46:56
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usally' u put a 15mm or 5/8" wrench on the nut in the middle of the pulley & move the SPRING loaded Pully.IF U aren't sure wich Pulley-WATCH witch pulley Vibrates when the engine is idleing-then turn OFF the engine & replace the Belt.

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