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Need to replace serpentine belt on my 2000 dodge caravan,

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need to replace serpentine belt on my 2000 dodge caravan
JA: What shape is the serpentine belt in? Is it cracked, shiny, or frayed? And have you ever replaced one?
Customer: the belt is broken so I put a new one on almost all the way but the tensioner does not allow me to pull the belt over the alternator. any suggestions?
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes and I am thinking I need to loosen another part. I have only tried to put a wrench on the tensioner pully and slip the belt over the last wheel of the alternator
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: the engine has power steering
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 8 months ago.

Hi! Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm Ron Z and I'll be helping you with your question today.

What type of tool are you using to rotate the tensioner?