[EMS Discuss] Need Help with a project.

Thu Apr 4 09:20:16 PDT 2013

Hey, Austin.

>From the diagram it looks like a serpentine belt.  You need to do just what the diagram says, except that a regular
wrench won't provide enough torque to release the tension.  (If it does, then the tensioner likely needs replacing.) 
I have successfully used a breaker bar with a socket to de-tension this kind of belt.  Harbor Freight is currently
selling a specialized, longer, bar for serpentine belts for $14.99, with coupon.

I happen to have the breaker bar in my tool bag.  Where you at?


> OK, that is kind of a lie. I need help with my van(it's still a project, I
> promise). One of the belts on the motor slipped off and I need help getting
> it back on. It's a Chrysler Grand Voyager. Worst case scenario I think is,
> I need to replace my idler,tensioner, or belt. (Might I add i know nothing
> about cars, I can handle bike, but not cars). I think I know where the belt
> needs to go. I just can't get it to go where I need it.
> If anyone is willing to help me out, maybe even come over to assist, that
> would be great.
> http://www.justanswer.com/uploads/JHoop/2007-11-23_213453_SHOT0290.jpg
> That is a diagram of what i have going on, It's the belt on the left, I
> guess I need to detention it. but I will admit I hesitate to try anything
> major before getting a second opinion. How does one retention it after.
> Sorry for posting this here if someone has a problem with the discuss being
> used this way. I want to be able to do this myself. but I am having a
> really hard time figuring out what to do. I also have no money to pay a
> shop to do this. Or at least I need to get it up and running to at least
> drive to a shop if there is more work that needs done then what I can do,
> and not pay for a towing.
> Thanks,
> Austin
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