Mechanics

BELT REPLACEMENT

2000 Chrysler Cirrus

Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Chrysler Cirrus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 64000 miles

need instructions on how to replace the serpentine belt on my cirrus, unable to locate the tensioner and to see how to get the new belt on once I get the old one off
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Lisely1982
December 16, 2008.



You have two serpentine belts. The inner belt runs the alternator and A/C, and the outer one runs the power steering. You have to remove the outer belt to gain access to the inside belt.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_Chrysler_Cirrus_00033286_1.jpg



Outer Belt
Raise vehicle and remove passenger side wheel.
Remove splash shield.
Locate power steering pulley (towards the firewall).
On the back side of the pulley towards the timing cover, locate and loosen power steering pivot and lock bolts.
Use 1/2" wrench to loosen the tension.
Remove belt

Inner Belt

Loosen idler pulley (called automatic belt tensioner in the picture) lock bolt and adjuster bolt.
Remove belt

Install is reverse.

Tiny
Zackman
Dec 16, 2008.