Mechanics

DODGE CARAVAN CORROSION PROBLEM

1998 Dodge Caravan

Hey I have a 1998 dodge caravan V6 3.0L. Belt tensioner has been replaced 2 times in 5 months. I aligned everything and it still drifting off to the passenger side with a light squeal. Why is this?


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Chrissimms
February 26, 2013.



Sight down all the pulleys to see on which one the belt is off to one side a little, then look in particular at the pulley that comes just before that one. If the tensioner is the suspect, look behind it to see if there's some corrosion built up that is preventing the mounting plate from sitting squarely. The bearings in the idler pulley can develop play too. That will typically cause the outer edge of the belt to fray.

Caradiodoc
Feb 26, 2013.