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Old 01-09-2007, 06:22 PM
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Default Serpentine Belt Question!

I have a 99 dodge ram 1500. I went everyone to try and buy a new belt so I can bypass my a/c due to its bad bearings. Well they only sell the ones for trucks ending in the vin Z. I end with a 5. Whats soooo different about my engine that I can't use the same belt.
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:36 PM
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Default RE: Serpentine Belt Question!

There shouldn't be any difference,the belt routing is all the same just minus the AC.

I had do the same thing last summer while on vacation. We were 200 miles from home when my ACclutch bearingwent bad. Of course it was nearly 100 degrees thatweek so it made for some excellent "family time" pulling the camper from place to place.

I went to the local NAPA and they looked up the part# for a 5.9 without AC and I tried it but it was too tight. So through trial and error the parts guy let me try some slightly longer belts till I found the one that fits.

I replaced the AC clutch a couple days after we returned from our trip, but I keep that extra belt in my toolbox in case of emergencies. If you can wait till this evening, I can get you the right part number.
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:39 PM
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yup thats my exact problem
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:27 PM
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Default RE: Serpentine Belt Question!

i did the same thing...the belt for the engine without A/C is way to tight...my buddy works at the auto parts store, so i took my truck up there and my buddy just kept giving me the belt the next size up until i found one that fit...the number for the belt i got is 5070900 or 7PK25215, i got the belt at Advanced Auto Parts, let me know if this works for you
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:43 PM
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yeah those are different from what i tried i tried, 5071040, so i gotta try those, but Glideman has the same setup as me and hes giving me the exact part from nappa so im going to try that and see how it goes, thanks for your help tho...my a/c doesn't even work and now the clutch is making a horrible noise so im going to bypass it and not spend the 400 bucks to get it fixed because im not worried about a/c i like my windows down anyways.
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:25 PM
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Default RE: Serpentine Belt Question!

$400 to fix the A/C clutch?!?!!?!?!

A new clutch at the Dealer was under $250 and I got one from the boneyard for only $75!

The part # on the belt I used is NAPA 25-070901
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:56 PM
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lol thanks man, i don't want my a/c so im gunna sue the belt
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:23 AM
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Default RE: Serpentine Belt Question!

Hey glide...are you sure this one will fit, and is it easy to put on becaue i was trying to put on one of those smaller parts and it pissed me off. I went to Advanced auto 4 different times. They tried telling me i was doing it wrong and i was like..."no, im not this is the wrong belt" then i went to Dodge Dealership, they only sell oem parts. I went to pep boys...needless to say...didn't work. Then I went to Auto Zone. They didn't have it for my Vin they said...so its being ordered... and that was 50 bucks. So if this belt for $30 at napa works.... and goes on easy...which as you all know is never the case i will be so happy, because i havn't driven my truck in 3 days and its killin me...she is begging to be driven
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Old 01-10-2007, 02:14 AM
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It's theone that fit on my truck and I got the part # right off the belt itself. My truck has a decal under the hood with a belt routing diagram.It shows the routingfor the belt both with or without air conditioning.
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Default RE: Serpentine Belt Question!

same here, i got that exact one and a guy at pepboys tried to tell me "no that can't be done it does not work"
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Old 01-10-2007, 02:56 AM
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if the sticker has the routing for and without, why cant dodge get you one? they obviously have trucks without ac
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:12 PM
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Default RE: Serpentine Belt Question!

I don't know, he was prolly being lazy, but I got the new belt on their without my a/c but I still got the screeching noise. It comes and it goes... I think maybe my power steering pump is bad. But it doesn't affect the way the truck drives....idk its driving me insane, its not a bad noise, just really really annoying....any ideas?
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:36 PM
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How's the bearing in the belt tensioner?
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:20 PM
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its fine, it was the first one took off to check.
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Old 01-10-2007, 05:32 PM
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try this - it has the belt size on it that I used and it worked on my 98 5.9lt
http://www.dodgeforum.com/m_528687/m.../tm.htm#528687
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Default RE: Serpentine Belt Question!

I got the right belt now. My A/C is bypassed and i checked all the fluids on my truck, everything is full. I checked my alternator and tension pulley. Both are fine, however I have not checked the others. The noise its making is a screeching noise like my power steering is bad. But I have no difficulty driving so im not sure wtf it is
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does it screech more when it starts up, when turning, or when accelerating?
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when its acelerating, i think it may be my h20 pump or my power steering pulley
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Old 01-11-2007, 03:21 AM
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i would think that you would feel it in your steering if it was the power steering. never had a problem with mine though, so i dont know what its like or what to compare it to.
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Old 01-11-2007, 03:32 AM
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My PS pump went bad last month. It didn't make any odd noises but the power assist when turning the steering wheel got very weak especially at low speeds.
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