2002 Dodge Stratus



June, 12, 2011 AT 8:38 PM

Im replacing the timing belt on a 2002 dodge stratus with dohc, I have all of the pulleys and parts in the correct locations, but for some reason I cant get the actual belt to fit around them. I double checked to make sure I had the correct belt for my vehicle, do you have any pointers or suggestions on how to make the belt fit properly?

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June, 12, 2011 AT 10:18 PM

I show a chain for the 2.7L in an Intrepid. Don't have the service manual for a Stratus. If you have a belt, look for a hydraulic tensioner and pulley. Most likely that tensioner has to be removed, squeezed in a vise, then there will be a small hole to stick a cotter pin or small nail to hold it retracted while you install it. You can pull that pin out once the belt is installed.

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