Serpentine belt tension-er location

Tiny
AEMMONS
  • 2005 DODGE STRATUS

Four cylinder front wheel drive automatic 78,000 miles.

Belt broke. Cannot locate the tension-er. What looks like it should be the tension-er will not budge. I may be on the wrong pulley. Do I need a special tool or what and where is the cotton-picking thing?

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Saturday, March 27th, 2010 AT 6:27 PM

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Tiny
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1. Raise vehicle on hoist. 2. Remove right front wheel and belt splash shield. 3. Insert a 3/8" drive breaker bar into the square opening of the belt tension-er pivot bracket.

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CAUTION:Avoid excessive force to over compress belt tensioner. This may result in damage to the belt tensioner.
4.Gently apply a force to rotate belt tensioner clockwise until the belt tensioner bottoms out and the belt can be removed from pulleys. See Fig. 11 and Fig. 12. 5.Remove belt. 6.Gently release tensioner.


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