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jamesw6777 06-16-2008 12:40 PM

fan belt needs tightening
I have a 1997 plymouth vouager,3.0 v6 . The belt that goes around the alternater is loose and squels . How do I tighten it up ? There are two belts .One goes around the air conditioner , I have already tightened it up ,but I have not figered how to tightened the other belt . Help please.

47_47 06-16-2008 01:40 PM

This has a spring loaded automatic belt tensioner, no manual adjustment is possible and will need to be replaced.

jamesw6777 06-16-2008 03:46 PM

fan belt needs tightening
I thought my problem was a fan belt but maybe it is something alse . W hen I put it in reverse the air conditioner cuts off. When I drive it it will go off every now and then.

47_47 06-17-2008 07:56 AM

Did you just purchase this vehicle? Sometimes the compressor is designed to disengage in times of a high engine load (reverse?). This could possibly operating as designed. Does the compressor just disengage or are you getting warm air when driving? Most newer vehicles regulate the displacement of the compressor to get the desired cooling, some may disegage the actual clutch.
The reverse has me puzzled. With just normal driving I'd say this 11+ year old system is either low on charge or you may have moisture in the system and the evaporator core or TXV is freezing.

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