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2005 dodge ram 3500: the belt routing diagram for Cummings diesel

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Have a 2005 dodge ram 3500 need the belt routing diagram for Cummings diesel. Does anyone know where I can find one.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 8 years ago.

Hi. Here is a belt diagram for your truck.




  • Generator Pulley (1)
  • Water Pump Pulley (2)
  • Idler Pulley (3)
  • Power Steering Pump Pulley (4)
  • Radiator Fan Pulley (5)
  • Crankshaft Pulley (6)
  • Automatic Tensioner (7)

  • Drive belts on diesel engines are equipped with a spring loaded automatic belt tensioner.
    This belt tensioner will be used on all belt configurations, such as with or without air conditioning.

    1. A 1/2 inch square hole is provided in the automatic belt tensioner. Attach a 1/2 inch drive-long handle ratchet to this hole.
    2. Rotate ratchet and tensioner assembly clockwise (as viewed from front) until tension has been relieved from belt.
    3. Remove belt from water pump pulley first.
    4. Remove belt from vehicle.


    CAUTION: When installing the accessory drive belt, the belt must be routed correctly. If not, engine may overheat due to water pump rotating in wrong direction. Check for correct engine belt routing. The correct belt with correct length must be used.

    1. Position drive belt over all pulleys except water pump pulley.
    2. Attach a 1/2 inch ratchet to tensioner.
    3. Rotate ratchet and belt tensioner clockwise. Place belt over water pump pulley. Let tensioner rotate back into place. Remove ratchet. Be sure belt is properly seated on all pulleys.


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    Customer: replied 8 years ago.
    Thank you ! Just what we needed.
    Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 8 years ago.

    You're welcome, good luck!