Mechanics

WHATS THE EASIEST WAY TO CHANGE THE AIR COMPRESSOR BELT ON A ?

1998 Dodge Avenger • 160,000 miles

I've got the old belt off, and the new one almost on. I just need to get the belt on the tensioner, and I seem to be having a hard time. What would be the easiest way to do this?
Avatar
Justinlindley
March 24, 2012.



You didn't bother to list the engine size. The tensioner is either spring-loaded or has a lock nut on the side and a bolt that must be loosened to allow the pulley to drop down. Use a wrench or 1/2" drive breaker bar to pivot the spring-loaded pulley. Loosen the pull-bolt about a half inch, then loosen the lock nut in the center of the tensioner pulley and let it fall down, install the belt, then run the pull-bolt back up to tighten that type of tensioner pulley.

Caradiodoc
Mar 24, 2012.