How do you route a serpentine belt on a 1999 dodge stratus to bypass the air conditioner compressor?
the timing belt is not the same as the serpentine belt.the serpentine belt goes around your water pump pulley and the power steering pump,air condition compressor pulley and the alternator pulley.the timing belt goes around the camshaft and the crankshaft.it is not visable without taking the timing belt cover off.
You don't. It employs a spring loaded automatic belt tensioner pulley located usually on the passenger side of the engine. If your serpentine belt is too loose, either the tensioner pulley has failed (possible, but unlikely) or the belt has stretched beyond the limits of the tensioner pulley and needs to be replaced (more likely).