2002 Dodge Stratus serpentine belt replacement

Tiny
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  • 2002 DODGE STRATUS
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC

How do you loosen the tensioner pulley on a 2002 dodge stratus?

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Saturday, April 11th, 2015 AT 6:32 PM

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Tiny
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There's a Stratus Coupe and a Stratus sedan. There's a 2.4L dual overhead camshaft engine and a 2.4L single overhead camshaft engine. There can be with air conditioning or without air conditioning. Each of these variations has a different belt routing, and every variation has at least two belts.

I've gone round and round with the online service manuals and can't find a picture of the belt tensioners. I'm going to have to dig up a copy of Chrysler's paper service manual. In the meantime, do you know which engine and car model you have? Do you have air conditioning?

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Monday, April 13th, 2015 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
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Does this look like what you have?

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 AT 11:24 AM
Tiny
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It looks similar, but the tensioner is lower and is bolted to what looks like a small shock absorber.

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015 AT 9:01 AM
Tiny
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I think you're going to have get a copy of the manufacturer's service manual.

Here is a diagram that will help you replace the serpentine belt.

https://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/dodge/stratus/2002

The 2.4L in the Stratus coupe has one belt for the water pump and alternator and a second belt for the AC and / or power steering. The first one uses a spring-loaded tensioner pulley so no adjustment is needed.

The Stratus sedan has a belt for the AC and alternator, and a second one for the power steering.

For the belts without spring-loaded tensioners, you need a scanner with a microphone attachment, then you pluck the belt. Tension is adjusted until you get the belt to vibrate at the specified frequency, but they don't tell you how to make the adjustments. I know that information is in the paper service manual.

Please let me know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015 AT 8:45 PM
Tiny
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I have a Dodge Stratus RT 2001 with a Mitsubishi engine. The serpentine belt fell off and I need a diagram or video to show how to replace it.I think a spring or something may have fell off but am not sure if there is a spring on it or not but it's too loose and wondering what we are doing wrong. There is no diagram under the hood to show how to replace it. Any help would be deeply appreciated. Didn't receive a manual with my car either. Any help we can get, or a place to find a instructions on how to replace the belt would be appreciated. Thanks so much. Debbie Arnold

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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 3:19 PM
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The info below is for a stratus sedan. If you have two different belts, have to remove tension from power steering pump and or alternator.

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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 3:19 PM
Tiny
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Steering problem
1998 Dodge Stratus 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

I need to know how to get to and change the power steering belt.

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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 3:19 PM
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/2000-chrysler-cirrus-power-steering-belt-replacement-vt199538.html

V6 and 4 cylinder have same instruction..

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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 3:19 PM
Tiny
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How do you loosen the tension pulley?

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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 3:19 PM
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Are you trying to replace the belt or the tensioner?

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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 3:19 PM

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