Serpentine drive belt

Tiny
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  • 2011 DODGE CALIBER
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 145,000 MILES
Replacing the belt, and need to know if I can safely remove the motor mount to gain access, or is this not advisable? I've sent video.
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Monday, December 21st, 2020 AT 8:18 AM

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Tiny
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Also can you provide a schematic picture of the belt routing (this is the 2.0 with A/C?)
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Monday, December 21st, 2020 AT 8:46 AM
Tiny
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Hi,

You can safely remove that mount and change the belt. Use a jack with a wood block under the engine to support it then remove the mount. I'll post the belt change info and diagram below

1. Using a wrench, rotate accessory drive belt tensioner (8) counterclockwise until accessory drive belt (2) can be
removed from pulleys (5 and 9).
2. Remove accessory drive belt (2).
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Monday, December 21st, 2020 AT 1:23 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for getting back to me, while I was waiting I found a YouTube video explaining the same thing that you provided, and things are worse than I imagined. I put a wrench on the tensioner pulley and it would not move, in either counter clockwise or clockward and the wheel itself is more stiff to rotate by finger than any other I can reach. I have a local garage I do business with about a 1/4 mile down the hill from me and am going to try and coast it down to him in morning. I've never had a tensioner pulley seize up like this one. I do so appreciate you all's service that I have used several times in past. God bless, stay safe and healthy during this pandemic period.
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Monday, December 21st, 2020 AT 4:23 PM
Tiny
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Sorry to hear it's stuck on you. We appreciate you as well. Wishing you happy and healthy 2021.
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Monday, December 21st, 2020 AT 4:27 PM
Tiny
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I will let you know how it goes, Merry Christmas and Happy 2021 to all of you.
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Monday, December 21st, 2020 AT 4:31 PM

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