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#440796 - 08/17/09 09:54 AM How to install belt on 2004 Dodge Ram 1500?
twister360 Offline
mopar

Registered: 07/25/07
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Loc: Houma, Louisiana
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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#440797 - 08/17/09 10:22 AM Re: How to install belt on 2004 Dodge Ram 1500? [Re: twister360]
Locomotion Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
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Loc: Florida
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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#440798 - 08/17/09 11:51 AM Re: How to install belt on 2004 Dodge Ram 1500? [Re: Locomotion]
ZIPPY Offline
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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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#440799 - 08/17/09 01:41 PM Re: How to install belt on 2004 Dodge Ram 1500? [Re: ZIPPY]
Locomotion Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
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Loc: Florida
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.


Edited by Locomotion (08/17/09 01:42 PM)

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#440800 - 08/18/09 09:39 AM Re: How to install belt on 2004 Dodge Ram 1500? [Re: ZIPPY]
twister360 Offline
mopar

Registered: 07/25/07
Posts: 406
Loc: Houma, Louisiana
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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