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belt tensioner

by cormiesp / October 19, 2006 5:44 AM PDT

hey all,

I drive a 95 dakota and need to change out the belt tensioner. any idea as to how hard that would be to do?

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We have 97...
by Joey Motu / October 25, 2006 8:07 AM PDT
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We have 97 T&C mini van.....it only costed $125 for a local mech to do. Its pretty tight in our compartment , he used a special breaker bar and long wrenches to reach down to the tensioner area. If you have to spend $30-40 in tools, you may never use again just get it done.

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Belt Tensioner
by Erik32 / October 29, 2006 10:52 AM PST
In reply to: belt tensioner

You'll need a tensior tool and just a normal 3/8 ratchet. you can ussally just rent a tensioner tool from any car shop.

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