Chrysler serpitine belt

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Old 04-03-07, 06:22 PM
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Chrysler serpitine belt

I have a 98 Chrysler sebring that I just removed the alternator from and put back on. How do you adjust the belt so it is not too loose or too tight. The bolt in the center of the pulley puts slack in the belt and another bolt seems to let the pulley move to tighten the tension or slack it off. Thanks for any help.
 
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Old 04-04-07, 03:58 AM
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One of the pulleys in the serpentine loop is the tensioner. If you belt is not tight, you have it on wrong. Check the belt diagram on the hood or radiator cowl. The tensioner is spring loaded and requires a wrench to unload it to allow the belt to be removed/replaced.
 
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This tensioner is not spring loaded. The bolt in the center of the tensioner pulley tightens up and loosens the belt tension. There is also a bolt to adjust how tight the belt will become when you tighten the center bolt of the pulley. What I was wanting to know is how do you know when the belt is tight enough. I do not want to over tighten the belt.
 
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Old 04-05-07, 04:07 AM
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when you push on the belt, it should flex maybe 1/4-1/2".
 
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