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Chrysler Repair/Installing a Serpentine Belt on a 98 Cirrus LXi

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randy wrote at 2013-06-23 16:30:55
actually there is a tensioner. it is located directly under the alternator. to adjust u first have to loosen the idle wheel and then the adjuster screw is in front of it. tighten the screw to tighten the belt, loosen the screw to loosen the belt. it is a bear to get to. the easiest way i found was to remove the front plastic wheel well cover then u can get to it from the passenger side. tire removal may give u more room if needed.Randy


Roland wrote at 2013-06-25 01:09:38
Hi Randy,

Thanks for noticing my error and correcting it. I was new at this site in '04 and somehow confused the set-up on my 4 cylinder 2.5L engine with that on the V-6 2.5L engine used on the Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring.

Roland


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