1993 Plymouth Voyager 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 130, 00 miles
Recently, my father took my van to have the oil changed. The facility he took it to suggested changing the serpentine belt as it has alot of wear. I had NO problems with it at the time they changed it. After replacing the belt, about 50 miles later, the belt started to sqeal very loudly. I took it to a local car shop and was told that the belt was 1/2" too long and appeared to be the wrong belt. The technician suggested taking it back to the shop that put the belt on. The original shop told me that it was the correct belt but went ahead and replaced it with the smaller belt, the belt that their inventory told them was not for my van but for a van without a/c (mine has a/c). They stated that the tensioner was more than likely the problem but they did not harm it. They told me that it probably broke the spring when they replaced the first belt as the van was old. After driving the van with the smaller belt, for about 30 miles, the belt began to sqeal again. Also, I am getting horrible gas mileage since the belt changes My question is why did I have zero problems until they replaced the belt. If they put on the wrong belt would that have damaged the tensioner? If the 2nd belt they put on was 1/2" too small would they have been able to get it on the pulleys? I feel that they are responsible for this problem as it did not exist prior to them changing the belt.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 AT 11:31 PM