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  1. 3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    The serpentine belt on my 1996 3.8L Grand Caravan has suddenly started squeaking very loudly. Pouring a little water on the belt makes the squeak immediately stop, so I know it's the belt rather than a tensioner. But I worried that a tensioner was off somehow, making the belt shift its...
  2. 4th Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Does anyone have any brand recommendations for a belt tensioner and idler pulley for a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan? I've seen CARQUEST by Dayco tensioner and an idler pulley by Litens; a kit by Gates, and a Dayco belt kit that includes a replacement overrunning alternator pulley. Is the alternator...
  3. 4th Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I'm at wits end a few months ago i heard a small squeak coming from the belt so when the oil was changed at Midas they checked it recommended a new pulley so I said okay they also changed the belt. All was well for a a few weeks. Took it back changed out the belt and the tensioner went away and...
  4. 3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Hi, I have a 3rd-generation 3.3L while my Haynes manual reports "a dynamic tensioner automatically maintains the correct belt tension". But I'm experiencing a noticeable squeak that seems to be coming from that area. It varies with engine speed and seems to be worse in the rain. It's not always...
  5. 4th Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Hello My airbag light is on in my 2005 Town and Country. The dealer told me that I need a new driver's side seat belt buckle (tensioner). I would like to replace this myself, but when I look at the directions for replacing the buckle I see this wording in bold type advising me to run a test...
  6. 3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Hey all-- So the ol' 2000 DGC (3.8L) has coolant leaking out of...everywhere. I took it to my trusted mechanic and the total damage was worth way more than the sale value of the 170k mile vehicle. The wife wanted a 2-door sports coupe (which she got) and to ditch the van, but I convinced her...
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