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Chrysler Repair/Accessory drive belt pulley: 3.3./3.8L


QUESTION: 96 town country can I unbolt and replace pulley from arm without removing many other parts?

ANSWER: Hi Greg,
Which L size engine do you have, and which pulley and pulley arm are you speaking of? Is the a drive belt tensioner arm and pulley? Is the pulley bad, or the arm itself also bad?
Let me know the answers to these questions.

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QUESTION: it is a 3.3 and it is the bearing in the pulley the spring arm seems fine can I remove pulley only ,just changed the alternator what a hassel that was

Hi Greg,
There is no instruction in the manual about that belt tensioner pulley. I would suggest that you go to a dealer parts counter where the parts manual has drawings to see whether the pulley is sold separately and if so how it is attached. If not, then you have to remove the tensioner/pulley as a unit and that too would be shown as to how it is attached to the engine. You might find it easier to get to the tensioner if you went in from the wheel well sideways after removing the splash shield that separates the well from the engine compartment.
Please let me know what your find and how it goes.
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