Wednesday, December 7, 2011

2005 Dodge Dakota 3.7 Drive belt routing?

The details are as follows.Serpentine belt also known as drive belt or Accessory belt.
Belts are made of reinforced synthetic and/or hard rubber, belts are usually v-channeled or ribbed serpentine They're used to drive accessories including the alternator, water pump, AC compressor, power steering, air pump, vacuum pump and injector pump. They're usually driven by the engine's crankshaft pulley and are fully adjustable by tensioners or idlers that follow or track the surface of the belt.
The diagrams are for both,with and without AC models.The belt tension should be absolutely right.Not too loose or over tight.Adjust the belt tensioner correctly.Also inspect that all pulleys from where belt routes ,are proper and not worn out.

Belt tension is not adjustable. Belt adjustment is maintained by an automatic ( spring load ) belt tensioner. See figure #1 below.
Check condition of all pulleys. 
CAUTION: When installing the serpentine accessory drive belt, the belt MUST be routed correctly. If not, the engine may overheat due to the water pump rotating in the wrong direction.
Install new belt: Route the belt around all pulleys except the idler pulley (5). Rotate the tensioner arm until it contacts it's stop position. Route the belt around the idler (5) and slowly let the tensioner rotate into the belt. Make sure the belt is seated onto all pulleys.
See figure #2 below:

Figure #1

 

Figure #2



This detailed diagrams will help you.
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If you need dis-assembly or replacement instructions for any other auto/car part, or you want to ask question related to your car/truck jeep problem then please leave the comment with your details, so I can provide you the required instructions and solutions.

Timing belt routing diagrams for cars and trucks? Click the link below:---http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/10/timing-belt-routing-diagrams-for-cars.html

Drive belt routing diagrams for cars and trucks? Click this link below:---http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/10/drive-belt-routing-diagrams-for-cars.html
 

How to route the serpentine belt?

http://carbeltrouting.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-route-serpentine-belt.html


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