Why won't the serpentine belt stay on my 2001 dodge stratus

Asked by Nov 18, 2015 at 09:44 PM about the 2001 Dodge Stratus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Old belt came completely off...or was gone...got a new
serpentine belt and got it on...but as soon as I start my car...it
slips right back off..even after tightening everything back up..

5 Answers

Possible oil dripping on belt.

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It might be an idler wheel that is worn or loose and no longer properly aligned.

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Idler tentioner bad.

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Possible oil dripping on me.... you are too hot to keep it on....

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Bad tensioner, idler or harmonic balancer. Most likely the tensioner spring is bad or the bearing is bad.

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