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How to replace serpentine belt?

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01-22-05, 04:12 PM   #1  
How to replace serpentine belt?

HI, I have a Caravan 3.3 with air that needs a serpentine belt replacement. How do I do it? Thanks!

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01-22-05, 08:21 PM   #2  
Not a mechanic, but every car I've seen has a diagram under the hood showing the layout of the belt and where to adjust the tension (which you would have to loosen for old belt removal and new belt installation).

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01-23-05, 03:46 PM   #3  
I'm not sure what year

your Caravan is, I just randomly picked 1996 (this will cover up to a '99). This is from Autozone's web site, it looks like it has what you need. If a guessed the wrong year, then just go to the home page, select your vehicle, then click on repair guides, Tune-up and routine maintance, then belts. Here's the link for what I found: http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBr...3d801a3717.jsp

Hope this helps!

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01-23-05, 06:47 PM   #4  
Do yourself a favor and if it's more than a couple years old, also replace the tensioner and idler pulleys. Cheap insurance to prevent eating a brand new belt when one of them lets go two weeks after you did the belt.

Measure it with a micrometer; cut it with an ax.

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