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2000 Dodge Caravan 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 123000 miles
In 2006 my mechanic replaced the serpentine belt and tensioner. This lasted about a year and a half, at which time, after several times replacing the belt, a new tensioner and belt were installed.
This was in the middle of December, 2007.
Since then I have been back to the mechanic at least 3 times for the belt replacement, the most recent being 2 days ago. After those 2 days, the belt once again ended up in the street.
My mechanic is telling me the only sure fix is to install a new kit of some kind with a different belt and some additional parts to make sure it doesn't jump off, at a cost of over $300.
He's also telling me my problems are a result of a "Chrysler design flaw".
The tensioner that was installed in December has a one-year warranty.
If this is indeed a Chrysler design flaw, shouldn't they be held responsible for some of the cost of this "new" kit?
Is this, in fact, the only solution?
have the same problem?
Saturday, February 9th, 2008 AT 11:18 AM