Step by step serpentine belt installation instructions needed

Tiny
DADDYOF1
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  • 1991 DODGE DYNASTY
  • 3.3L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
In what order should I put the serpentine belt on the pulleys and can I get a step by step guide?
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Saturday, February 8th, 2020 AT 8:12 AM

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Tiny
KASEKENNY
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Unfortunately there is not a step by step guide for this specific vehicle as it doesn't really matter which you start with as long as it is routed properly. I attached the routing of the belt.

I normally start on the crank and then work my way up to the top of the engine ending with the idler pulley because it is smooth and easier to slip it on when the tension is relieved.
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Saturday, February 8th, 2020 AT 8:29 AM
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STEVE W.
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There really is no set order to install the belt, you just follow the path and make sure it is on
correctly. I usually start on the top simply because it holds the belt up. On yours I would start on the A/C pulley, and the alternator. Then follow the path across the bottom pulleys and over the tensioner. Then use a wrench to push the tensioner down while pushing the top center of the belt down under the idler pulley. Be sure the belt is setting into the pulleys fully.
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Saturday, February 8th, 2020 AT 8:29 AM
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JOETECHPRO
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Hey BMT54,

I have attached a diagram and the instructions for the procedure.

It does not say which order to put the belt on the pulleys and you can do it any way that works. Generally you run the belt over all the pulleys except one and then as you turn the tensioner you hop the belt onto the last pulley.

It would depend if you are accessing from above or beneath, if from above it may make sense to route all of the belt but leave the alternator off. Then holding the belt tight so it doesn't fall off the other pulleys turn the tensioner and fit the belt over the alternator pulley.

Generally which ever pulley you started taking the belt off of will be the last one to go back on.

Once you have the belt on feel around all of the pulleys to ensure the belt is sitting in the groves correctly, you want to ensure the belt is sat right before starting the engine.

Hope that helps.

Any further questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Regards, Joe
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Saturday, February 8th, 2020 AT 8:37 AM

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