For a 1999 Dodge Caravan 3.3 L I have to use a 15mm open/closed end wrench on the tensioner pulley. Use the closed end of the 15mm and pull toward you and use the end of a crescent wrench to use for additional torque. You can slip the belt over the fixed pulley (not the tensioner pulley). Give yourself more room by not using the hood bar and use instead a broomstick on the right side to prop the hood open. I recommend a goodyear gator belt too. Good Luck, you'll need it with a caravan.
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.
Regardless of what year your Caravan is, it is extremely difficult to replace a serpentine belt w/o a serpentine untensioner tool. This is a thin, long handle with a socket on the end that sticks out at 90 degrees of the handle. The socket slips onto the bolt-head of the tension-er pulley. Once the serpentine belt is threaded around all the other pulleys you put the untensioner tool on the tension-er pulley bolt and pull (or push) to achieve slack in the serpentine belt and slip it on the tension-er pulley.
put a wrench on the tensioner pully and pull it to release tension on the belt
There is a spring-loaded tensioner that you must move with a ratchet to relieve the belt tension. Before you do, look at the tensioner and verify that it isn't falling apart. If it is falling apart, replace it.
15 mm wrench Put it on the tension pulley and pull to take tension off belt
I used a breaker bar for the tension pulley to relieve the tension to remove the belt, I think there are three bolts that hold the tension pulley on, just remove them and reverse the procedure to install. Follow the diagram that is either on the inside of the hood or on the radiator cover on how to thread the belt back on the pulleys.
Check to make sure that the serpentine belt is ok, and that the ac clutch is working properly. Make sure that the serpentine belt has the proper tension.
if a serpentine belt is loose, it needs replacing. there is an automatic tension pulley on all serpentine belts. so just buy a new belt and install
Which belt? Timing or Serpentine? Serpentine is easy. Turn tension pulley with a breaker bar and pull belt off.
You need a 1/2" ratchet or a Johnson bar. The idler pulley has a square 1/2" hole that the square on the ratchet will fit in and allow you to turn the pulley and relieve the tension.
Release the tension on the belt using the tension pulley. Install new belt. I have a diagram for a 2002 will sent it and more detailed info if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
one of the pullies that doesn't drive anything will have a bolt head in the center, turn this counterclockwise, and as you do so, the tesion will be removed. as soon as you let tension of the socket however, the tension will be re-instated.
To relieve serpentine belt tension you need to use a Rachet arm or Breaker bar, the longer the better. (Many parts stores, such as Auto Zone will let you use their special tool made just for this purpose.) Fit the 3/8 square drive tip into a hole in the bracket which is attached to the Tension pulley. Once you insert the drive tip into the matching hole, simply turn the ratchet or breaker bar until the pulley rotates and releases the tension.
The belt tensioner is rotated clock wise with a 15 mm wrench or belt tool.
The tension on a serpentine belt is automatically set by the Idler Tension Pulley. If you find it is not correctly setting the tension, the the spring may be broken.
If your belt is mounted on the passenger side of the engine, attach a socket and breaker bar to the tensioner pulley bolt and pull the breaker bar towards the front of the vehicle to relieve tension and remove the belt.
how do i find the auto tension release for the serpentine belt on a 2004solara
Using a 15mm wrench, turn the bolt in the center of the idler pulley clockwise to relieve tension and remove the belt.
Relieve the tension by putting a wrench on the tensioner and then remove the belt. www.trailvoy.com all the answers for your Trailblazer from true enthusiasts!
19 mm 6-point socket, standard length not deep socket. goes on upper "nut" of idler tension arm. With 1/2" drive, pull towards front to relieve tension; remove belt from idler. Release tension. Complete removing old serpentine belt. Install new belt in same path, same side 'grooved'. Pull on idler arm (19 mm socket) to allow new belt onto idler arm. Check that belt is lined up with all grooves. Release tension; remove tools; done. from Queen Creek AZ.
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3.3L and 3.8L Engines note: It is best to use serpentine belt tool kit. All of the belt driven accessories on the 3.3L and 3.8L engines are driven by a single serpentine belt. The belt tension is maintained by an automatic tensioner. # Raise the front of the vehicle and safely support it with jackstands. # Remove the right front splash shield. # Release tension by rotating the tensioner clockwise. # Remove the belt and install a replacement. # Proper belt tension is maintain by the dynamic tension. # Install the right front splash shield. Lower the front of the vehicle.
The zd30 has a hydraulic tensioner using an idler pulley to automatically tension the serpentine belt.
Regardless of what type your vehicle is, it is extremely difficult to replace a serpentine belt w/o a serpentine untensioner tool. This is a thin, long handle with a socket on the end that sticks out at 90 degrees of the handle. The socket slips onto the bolt-head of the tension-er pulley. Once the serpentine belt is threaded around all the other pulleys you put the untensioner tool on the tension-er pulley bolt and pull (or push) to achieve slack in the serpentine belt and slip it on the tension-er pulley.