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Dodge Caravan Belt Noise Due to Pulley Misalignment or Belt Tensioner

Dodge Caravan Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003

Engines Affected: 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6

Average Mileage: 123,028 mi (85,000 mi - 187,000 mi)


Misalignment of the accessory pulleys or a faulty drive belt tensioner may cause a chirping or squeaking sound while the engine is running. In If the replacing the belt tensioner does not correct the noise, the alternator pulley may require replacement.

  • Chris OTERO, , 3.3L V6, 97,000 mi

    Chirping or sqeaking sound coming from belt tensioner or alternator pulley.Sound gets louder as I accelerate.Do not know which to replace or how .If someone has had this problem, please give me some answers.

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