Belt tensioner on 1997 Chrysler Town & Country

Trying to replace belt tensioner. What all do you have to take off to get to it?

by in Reynoldsburg, OH on April 25, 2010
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on April 25, 2010
First you must release the tension off the belt. Look in your under hood area and there should be a belt routing diagram. Once you are sure of the routing, then you can rotate the Tensioner so it releases the belt tension. There is typically a hex area where yo can apply torque and then you slip off the belt. The tensioner is held in by bolts, so loosen them and remove it. I don't recommend just doing the pulley, because the spring in the tensioner is worn out about the the same time the pulley fails. Then reverse the process, that is re-install the belt.
COMMENT by on October 23, 2010
no help do you take off the right wheel and splash pan to get to it
ANSWER by on September 08, 2010
To replace the tensioner u pull the pully off and you should see two bolts on either side of the front attached to the bracket...
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