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Old 04-05-2009, 12:08 AM
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Default Serpentine Belt Replacement

Have a 2000 Dodge Stratus with a 2.4 liter engine and I need to replace the serpentine belt on it. Just wondering if this a difficult repair or if there's a belt tensioner on the vehicle which would make the job alot easier. Any help or advise is greatly appreciated. I'm just not real familar with this vehicle. Thanks again.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:56 PM
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Just really wanted to know if this vehicle has a belt tensioner on it and if so where's it located? Thanks again.
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:15 PM
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? Buy a Chliton or Haynes...

Look at the alternator, Does it have an adjustment on it?

Its got to have a tensioner on it.
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:11 PM
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I have a haynes manual and it doesn't really say whether it does or not, that's why I'm asking.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:17 PM
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For what its worth the 3.0Lengone you have to raise the car and change the belt from underneath
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:47 PM
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Ok I work for Autozone but for grins I went to the website and registered like a customer and pulled up the repair info here is the procedure:

2.0L And 2.4L Engines
A/C & Alternator Belt

1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.

2. Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.

3. Insert a 3 / 8 - drive breaker bar into the square opening of the belt tensioner pivot bracket.
WARNING
Do not use excessive force to over compress belt tensioner. This may result in damage to the belt tensioner.


4. Gently apply a force to rotate belt tensioner clockwise until the belt tensioner bottoms out and the belt can be removed from pulleys.

5. Remove the belt.

6. Gently release tensioner.

To install:

NOTE
When installing drive belt onto pulleys, make sure that belt is properly routed and all V-grooves make proper contact with pulley.

1. Install the belt over all pulleys except for the air conditioning compressor pulley.

2. Insert a 3 / 8 - drive breaker bar into the square opening of the belt tensioner pivot bracket.

3. Gently apply a force to rotate belt tensioner clockwise until the belt tensioner bottoms out and the belt can be installed onto air conditioning compressor pulley.

4. Install the belt over air conditioning compressor pulley.

5. Release spring tension onto belt.

6. Remove the breaker bar from belt tensioner pivot bracket.

7. Install the belt splash shield and right front wheel.

8. Lower vehicle.



Power Steering Belt

1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.

2. Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.

3. Remove the air conditioning compressor/alternator belt.

4. Loosen pivot bolt and locking bolt/nut.

5. Release tension on belt by moving pump assembly inward towards engine.

6. Remove the belt.



To install:

1. Install the power steering pump belt on pulleys.

2. Insert a 1 / 2 - drive breaker bar into the square opening on the power steering pump bracket.

3. Hold clockwise pressure on power steering pump bracket and tighten adjusting bolt/nut.

4. Tighten pivot bolt.

5. Install the air conditioning compressor/generator belt.

6. Install the belt splash shield and right front wheel.

7. Lower vehicle.
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