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  1. Remove insulation / save your alternator!!

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Battery idiot light came on last week. Wife stopped at Autozone , who told her battery was overcharging. Loose insulation behind alternator was flaked by the serpentine belt,sucked into the alternator over time, clogging it, causing it to overheat and frying the voltage regulator. Take a look...
  2. Shredding of serpentine belt

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Anyone experienced a serp belt that shreds? The belt on my 1996 Town and Country, 386k miles, 3.3L with AC did not break, but rather shredded into one long rubber rope (for lack of a better word), and in doing so, wrapped around the AC compressor pulley. In wrapping around the AC pulley, the...
  3. Serpentine belt noise

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I have a pulsing noise coming from the serpentine belt area. Its much louder when car is in gear, so I'm shifting to neutral when stopped at a light. Noise seems less when I slightly rev-up the engine. I am not capable of lifting the car and looking underneath nor removing the belt, so I...
  4. From Sunny Florida, but with problems

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    I own a 2005 Town and Country Touring with 3.8L Motor. At 200K miles, the motor overheated and i needed to replace it. the donor motor was stated to have come from a 2005 Town and country with 3.8L motor as well (100K miles). I had not issues with the motor per say, but the darn thin kept...
  5. Slipping serpentine belt- just a thank you

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    I have a 2000 T&C LXi with the 3.8L and it's one of "those" that started throwing a belt due to the 2mm misalignment in the idler pulley on the engine mounting bracket. Just wanted to say a thank you for all the posts on this issue. I replaced the stock idler with the Gates double-V and that...
  6. Serpentine belt noisy

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    I've got a 2000 Caravan 3.3 flex fuel engine.I replaced the serpentine belt because of normal wear cracking along with belt tensioned and idler pulley because I'm sure they were factory.My problem is my first belt was a Dayco not 3 days the belt started screaming and depending on speed the sound...
  7. serpentine belt noise squeal, chirping at idle only

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I have a 2006 Grand Caravan SXT. It has a squeal or chirp at idle. It started to do it only once in a while, but now it is happening more and more. It seems worse with the A/C on and can be alleviated with the A/C off or by accelerating. Of course this does not mean it is the A/C clutch...
  8. Original Serpentine Belt Brand?

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    My 2000 Grand Caravan with the 3.3L flex engine has a Gates K060966 serpentine belt (van had 81,000 miles when I bought it March 2010). What brand serpentine belt did Chrysler use (could this be an original or has it been replaced)?
  9. 95 Grand Voyager serpentine belt comes off under heavy rain

    2nd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1991-1995
    I was able to put back the belt that came off after a few minutes of driving under heavy rain. I found the details on wikianswers ( and a diagram in (also at I am concerned that this may happen to my son or...
  10. 2002 T&C - can I bypass the ac compressor?

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Our 2002 Chrysler Town & Country with 3.3L motor has been tough on AC compressors. Number 2 recently died, so we simply quit using the AC until we could afford to fix it. Now the AC compressor clutch is binding and smoking as well, even with the AC switch turned off. Looking at the belt path...
  11. Gates 38379K Belt kit

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    I installed this kit on my 97 T&C, seems to have resolved the problem of the belt jumping off. Question is the belt is grooved on both sides, the kit includes grovved idler and tensioner but the water pump pulley is smooth, is this going to cause a problem? Is there a grooved pulley for a...