serpentine belt keeps coming off

Asked by Jul 10, 2016 at 08:57 PM about the 2000 Dodge Caravan Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just bought a 3.0 dodge caravan. Just had timing
belt replaced and water pump before I bought it.
Owners said just needed a pulley and a belt.
Bought belt put it on and was too loose and
caused the belt to keep coming off. Tensioner is
fine what else could cause the belt to be too
loose??

2 Answers

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those are a pain in the A...... i have one ..they dont have a good factory idler set up .if any water gets on mine it pops right off..get the GOOD/RIGHT BELT...it adjusts/swings with a wrench on the center idler/tensioner nut real easy...

12,435

Wrong belt or serpentine alignment, The tensioner wear marks are fine? Double check the belt make sure its correct ! you can always fit a smaller belt.

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