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twister360
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Reged: Jul 25 2007
Loc: Houma, Louisiana
How to install belt on 2004 Dodge Ram 1500?
      #5422800 - Mon Aug 17 2009 09:54 AM

I need to replace the belt on my truck. What is the procedure to remove and reinstall? Engine is the Hemi. Thanks

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Locomotion
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Reged: Jan 19 2003
Loc: Florida
Re: How to install belt on 2004 Dodge Ram 1500? [Re: twister360]
      #5422853 - Mon Aug 17 2009 10:22 AM

If it's anything like my Dakota or 3500 diesel, you'll need a breaker bar and socket to fit the idler/tensioner pulley bolt.
Pull it enough (the pully & arm it's on will move like a lever) to relieve the tension on the serpentine belt, slip it off and pull it out from around the pullies & fan. Do the opposite to reinstall. (Just have a diagragm handy of the belt routing.)

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ZIPPY
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Reged: Jan 20 2003
Loc: S.E. Michigan
Re: How to install belt on 2004 Dodge Ram 1500? [Re: Locomotion]
      #5422998 - Mon Aug 17 2009 11:51 AM

A 3/8 drive fits into the square hole in the tensioner.

Take note of the belt routing, put a ratchet or breaker bar on the tensioner and relieve the tension to get the old off/put the new on.


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Locomotion
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Reged: Jan 19 2003
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Re: How to install belt on 2004 Dodge Ram 1500? [Re: ZIPPY]
      #5423199 - Mon Aug 17 2009 01:41 PM

Oh yea! Now I remember!

The arm has the 3/8" square hole, which is better to use.
It's been a while, but I think I hooked onto the tensioner bolt last time for whatever reason.

Thanks.

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Myron

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Edited by Locomotion (Mon Aug 17 2009 01:42 PM)


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twister360
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Reged: Jul 25 2007
Loc: Houma, Louisiana
Re: How to install belt on 2004 Dodge Ram 1500? [Re: ZIPPY]
      #5424961 - Tue Aug 18 2009 09:39 AM

Quote:

A 3/8 drive fits into the square hole in the tensioner.

Take note of the belt routing, put a ratchet or breaker bar on the tensioner and relieve the tension to get the old off/put the new on.




Thanks for the info!!

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My car 74 Duster mild 360/904/3.91 13.44/101.54
Son's car 75 Dart Sport 318/904/4.10 looking for a 360 or 408
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7
2010 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic B-5 6 speed
2010 Jeep SRT8 for the little wife


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