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2002 Stratus: a new timing belt and water pump..pulling..marks…

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I am Installing a new...
I am Installing a new timing belt and water pump on a 2002 Stratus 2.4 DOHC. With out pulling the engine is there anyway you can put the new belt on? All my marks are set, I just can't get the belt back on. Have the repair manual and have done every thing except pull the engine.

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brownjeff :

Have you loosened the timing belt tensioner?

Customer:

Yes

brownjeff :

Did you check to see if the new belt is the same size as the old one? They may have gotten you the wrong belt

Customer:

Belt is same size

brownjeff :

Did you put it on the crank and work your way to the water pump, idler, cams, and then the tensioner last?

Customer:

yes

brownjeff :

If you have the correct belt and trying to install the way I said then the only thing it could be is the tensioner is not moving enough to allow the belt to go on and the tensioner will need to be replaced.

Customer:

Ok, Thanks. My son just came in and told me they had it on.

brownjeff :

Great.....Please click ACCEPT then if we are done

Thanks,

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