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  1. #1
    Christopher Pine
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    Default 1998 Dodge Grand caravan 3.3

    Replaced belt tensioner within teh last year. It did not fix the squel...
    through a lot fo troubleshooting and some just luck.. I seen after washing
    the engine capartment out thet the squel went away. I initially thought that
    the belts must have been dirty. Well I seen what I think to be the cause.
    When I stoped at home I left it running because the squel had returned. I
    opend the hood and while I was observing I seen the tensioner go to the
    loose side about 1/8 to 1/4 inch and walla the squel stopped. This was an
    autozone part. Should I replace the tensioner again with a better quality
    part? The belt was also new at the replacement last time.
    Thanks for any help.



    --
    Chris Pine



    Ever look at your watch then look away again and you don't know what time it
    is?!





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    maxpower
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    "Christopher Pine" <nospamcpine522@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:kZidnYzf39pf7nrbnZ2dnUVZ_hynnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
    > Replaced belt tensioner within teh last year. It did not fix the squel...
    > through a lot fo troubleshooting and some just luck.. I seen after washing
    > the engine capartment out thet the squel went away. I initially thought

    that
    > the belts must have been dirty. Well I seen what I think to be the cause.
    > When I stoped at home I left it running because the squel had returned. I
    > opend the hood and while I was observing I seen the tensioner go to the
    > loose side about 1/8 to 1/4 inch and walla the squel stopped. This was an
    > autozone part. Should I replace the tensioner again with a better quality
    > part? The belt was also new at the replacement last time.
    > Thanks for any help.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Chris Pine
    >
    >
    >
    > Ever look at your watch then look away again and you don't know what time

    it
    > is?!
    >
    >

    If you no you have a tensioner problem then you will have to replace it. I
    use only Mopar parts. The squealing went away because the water lubed the
    belt. The belt normally squeals because it hits the side of the P/S pump
    pulley rather then running on the pulling straight

    Glenn Beasley
    Chrysler Tech



  3. #3
    Donald Mac Donald
    Guest

    Default Re: 1998 Dodge Grand caravan 3.3

    you can have a P/S shim install to stop the squealing and constant belt
    breakage
    "maxpower" <damnnickname@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Christopher Pine" <nospamcpine522@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:kZidnYzf39pf7nrbnZ2dnUVZ_hynnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
    > > Replaced belt tensioner within teh last year. It did not fix the

    squel...
    > > through a lot fo troubleshooting and some just luck.. I seen after

    washing
    > > the engine capartment out thet the squel went away. I initially thought

    > that
    > > the belts must have been dirty. Well I seen what I think to be the

    cause.
    > > When I stoped at home I left it running because the squel had returned.

    I
    > > opend the hood and while I was observing I seen the tensioner go to the
    > > loose side about 1/8 to 1/4 inch and walla the squel stopped. This was

    an
    > > autozone part. Should I replace the tensioner again with a better

    quality
    > > part? The belt was also new at the replacement last time.
    > > Thanks for any help.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Chris Pine
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Ever look at your watch then look away again and you don't know what

    time
    > it
    > > is?!
    > >
    > >

    > If you no you have a tensioner problem then you will have to replace it. I
    > use only Mopar parts. The squealing went away because the water lubed the
    > belt. The belt normally squeals because it hits the side of the P/S pump
    > pulley rather then running on the pulling straight
    >
    > Glenn Beasley
    > Chrysler Tech
    >
    >




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    cpine522@comcast.net
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    Default Re: 1998 Dodge Grand caravan 3.3

    On Sep 12, 3:34 pm, "maxpower" <damnnickn...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > "Christopher Pine" <nospamcpine...@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:kZidnYzf39pf7nrbnZ2dnUVZ_hynnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
    >
    >
    >
    > > Replaced belt tensioner within teh last year. It did not fix the squel...
    > > through a lot fo troubleshooting and some just luck.. I seen after washing
    > > the engine capartment out thet the squel went away. I initially thought

    > that
    > > the belts must have been dirty. Well I seen what I think to be the cause.
    > > When I stoped at home I left it running because the squel had returned. I
    > > opend the hood and while I was observing I seen the tensioner go to the
    > > loose side about 1/8 to 1/4 inch and walla the squel stopped. This was an
    > > autozone part. Should I replace the tensioner again with a better quality
    > > part? The belt was also new at the replacement last time.
    > > Thanks for any help.

    >
    > > --
    > > Chris Pine

    >
    > > Ever look at your watch then look away again and you don't know what time

    > it
    > > is?!

    >
    > If you no you have a tensioner problem then you will have to replace it. I
    > use only Mopar parts. The squealing went away because the water lubed the
    > belt. The belt normally squeals because it hits the side of the P/S pump
    > pulley rather then running on the pulling straight
    >
    > Glenn Beasley
    > Chrysler Tech- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Hello Glenn! I have used your advice before. I looked at the venicle
    some more yesterday. I can see the tensioner is sittinf with a slight
    angle to teh belt. This I am assumming is not correct and if the pully
    was straight the squelling perhaps would not be happening? I think my
    next step is to go get dealer part.
    I appreciate your help as I did before on other issues. I will let
    you know what the new part looks like after installed.

    Chris


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    cpine522@comcast.net
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    Default Re: 1998 Dodge Grand caravan 3.3

    On Sep 13, 11:12 am, "maxpower" <damnnickn...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > <cpine...@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:1189700504.544153.272740@50g2000hsm.googlegro ups.com...
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Sep 12, 3:34 pm, "maxpower" <damnnickn...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > > > "Christopher Pine" <nospamcpine...@comcast.net> wrote in message

    >
    > > >news:kZidnYzf39pf7nrbnZ2dnUVZ_hynnZ2d@comcast.com ...

    >
    > > > > Replaced belttensionerwithin teh last year. It did not fix the

    > squel...
    > > > > through a lot fo troubleshooting and some just luck.. I seen after

    > washing
    > > > > the engine capartment out thet the squel went away. I initially

    > thought
    > > > that
    > > > > the belts must have been dirty. Well I seen what I think to be the

    > cause.
    > > > > When I stoped at home I left it running because the squel had

    > returned. I
    > > > > opend the hood and while I was observing I seen thetensionergo to

    > the
    > > > > loose side about 1/8 to 1/4 inch and walla the squel stopped. This was

    > an
    > > > > autozone part. Should I replace thetensioneragain with a better

    > quality
    > > > > part? The belt was also new at the replacement last time.
    > > > > Thanks for any help.

    >
    > > > > --
    > > > > Chris Pine

    >
    > > > > Ever look at your watch then look away again and you don't know what

    > time
    > > > it
    > > > > is?!

    >
    > > > If you no you have atensionerproblem then you will have to replace it.

    > I
    > > > use only Mopar parts. The squealing went away because the water lubed

    > the
    > > > belt. The belt normally squeals because it hits the side of the P/S pump
    > > > pulley rather then running on the pulling straight

    >
    > > > Glenn Beasley
    > > > Chrysler Tech- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > > Hello Glenn! I have used your advice before. I looked at the venicle
    > > some more yesterday. I can see thetensioneris sittinf with a slight
    > > angle to teh belt. This I am assumming is not correct and if the pully
    > > was straight the squelling perhaps would not be happening? I think my
    > > next step is to go get dealer part.
    > > I appreciate your help as I did before on other issues. I will let
    > > you know what the new part looks like after installed.

    >
    > > Chris

    >
    > Sounds like a plan!!- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Well replaced with the mopar part.... $75. It seemded better but
    still had squel some. So took belt back off and and scrubed
    everything... all the pullies and the belt as well. Cleaned it all up
    and runs quite again. I see that the pully for the power steering
    pump is a (plastic) nylon material. I do believe that is what was
    making all the noise.Well I wonder if it was just the cleaning that
    was needed. But regardless no looking back I am so happy it runs quite
    again. Thanks for your tips!

    By the way I need a vent window motor for the left hand side. What
    does an expert call this? I have the old one removed in my hand...
    there are many numbers on it.. which one os part number....

    Thanks again!
    Chris



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    maxpower
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    Default Re: 1998 Dodge Grand caravan 3.3


    <cpine522@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:1189728418.840933.28310@50g2000hsm.googlegrou ps.com...
    > On Sep 13, 11:12 am, "maxpower" <damnnickn...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > > <cpine...@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > >
    > > news:1189700504.544153.272740@50g2000hsm.googlegro ups.com...
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > > On Sep 12, 3:34 pm, "maxpower" <damnnickn...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > > > > "Christopher Pine" <nospamcpine...@comcast.net> wrote in message

    > >
    > > > >news:kZidnYzf39pf7nrbnZ2dnUVZ_hynnZ2d@comcast.com ...

    > >
    > > > > > Replaced belttensionerwithin teh last year. It did not fix the

    > > squel...
    > > > > > through a lot fo troubleshooting and some just luck.. I seen after

    > > washing
    > > > > > the engine capartment out thet the squel went away. I initially

    > > thought
    > > > > that
    > > > > > the belts must have been dirty. Well I seen what I think to be the

    > > cause.
    > > > > > When I stoped at home I left it running because the squel had

    > > returned. I
    > > > > > opend the hood and while I was observing I seen thetensionergo to

    > > the
    > > > > > loose side about 1/8 to 1/4 inch and walla the squel stopped. This

    was
    > > an
    > > > > > autozone part. Should I replace thetensioneragain with a better

    > > quality
    > > > > > part? The belt was also new at the replacement last time.
    > > > > > Thanks for any help.

    > >
    > > > > > --
    > > > > > Chris Pine

    > >
    > > > > > Ever look at your watch then look away again and you don't know

    what
    > > time
    > > > > it
    > > > > > is?!

    > >
    > > > > If you no you have atensionerproblem then you will have to replace

    it.
    > > I
    > > > > use only Mopar parts. The squealing went away because the water

    lubed
    > > the
    > > > > belt. The belt normally squeals because it hits the side of the P/S

    pump
    > > > > pulley rather then running on the pulling straight

    > >
    > > > > Glenn Beasley
    > > > > Chrysler Tech- Hide quoted text -

    > >
    > > > > - Show quoted text -

    > >
    > > > Hello Glenn! I have used your advice before. I looked at the venicle
    > > > some more yesterday. I can see thetensioneris sittinf with a slight
    > > > angle to teh belt. This I am assumming is not correct and if the pully
    > > > was straight the squelling perhaps would not be happening? I think my
    > > > next step is to go get dealer part.
    > > > I appreciate your help as I did before on other issues. I will let
    > > > you know what the new part looks like after installed.

    > >
    > > > Chris

    > >
    > > Sounds like a plan!!- Hide quoted text -
    > >
    > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > Well replaced with the mopar part.... $75. It seemded better but
    > still had squel some. So took belt back off and and scrubed
    > everything... all the pullies and the belt as well. Cleaned it all up
    > and runs quite again. I see that the pully for the power steering
    > pump is a (plastic) nylon material. I do believe that is what was
    > making all the noise.Well I wonder if it was just the cleaning that
    > was needed. But regardless no looking back I am so happy it runs quite
    > again. Thanks for your tips!
    >



    If the noise was still there when you put the new elt on, it will come
    back. If this vehicle ever had a P/S pump replaced there is a good chance
    that the pulley may not be on far enough or on to far causing this.

    > By the way I need a vent window motor for the left hand side. What
    > does an expert call this? I have the old one removed in my hand...
    > there are many numbers on it.. which one os part number....
    >

    Its called a vent motor. those numbers are no good and expect to pay about
    $90 for the part

    > Thanks again!
    > Chris
    >
    >




  7. #7
    Christopher Pine
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    Default Re: 1998 Dodge Grand caravan 3.3

    Thanks again for your help!
    I got another vent motor from salvage...



    --
    Chris Pine



    Ever look at your watch then look away again and you don't know what time it
    is?!

    "maxpower" <damnnickname@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > <cpine522@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:1189728418.840933.28310@50g2000hsm.googlegrou ps.com...
    >> On Sep 13, 11:12 am, "maxpower" <damnnickn...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >> > <cpine...@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >> >
    >> > news:1189700504.544153.272740@50g2000hsm.googlegro ups.com...
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > > On Sep 12, 3:34 pm, "maxpower" <damnnickn...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >> > > > "Christopher Pine" <nospamcpine...@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >> >
    >> > > >news:kZidnYzf39pf7nrbnZ2dnUVZ_hynnZ2d@comcast.com ...
    >> >
    >> > > > > Replaced belttensionerwithin teh last year. It did not fix the
    >> > squel...
    >> > > > > through a lot fo troubleshooting and some just luck.. I seen
    >> > > > > after
    >> > washing
    >> > > > > the engine capartment out thet the squel went away. I initially
    >> > thought
    >> > > > that
    >> > > > > the belts must have been dirty. Well I seen what I think to be
    >> > > > > the
    >> > cause.
    >> > > > > When I stoped at home I left it running because the squel had
    >> > returned. I
    >> > > > > opend the hood and while I was observing I seen thetensionergo to
    >> > the
    >> > > > > loose side about 1/8 to 1/4 inch and walla the squel stopped.
    >> > > > > This

    > was
    >> > an
    >> > > > > autozone part. Should I replace thetensioneragain with a better
    >> > quality
    >> > > > > part? The belt was also new at the replacement last time.
    >> > > > > Thanks for any help.
    >> >
    >> > > > > --
    >> > > > > Chris Pine
    >> >
    >> > > > > Ever look at your watch then look away again and you don't know

    > what
    >> > time
    >> > > > it
    >> > > > > is?!
    >> >
    >> > > > If you no you have atensionerproblem then you will have to replace

    > it.
    >> > I
    >> > > > use only Mopar parts. The squealing went away because the water

    > lubed
    >> > the
    >> > > > belt. The belt normally squeals because it hits the side of the P/S

    > pump
    >> > > > pulley rather then running on the pulling straight
    >> >
    >> > > > Glenn Beasley
    >> > > > Chrysler Tech- Hide quoted text -
    >> >
    >> > > > - Show quoted text -
    >> >
    >> > > Hello Glenn! I have used your advice before. I looked at the venicle
    >> > > some more yesterday. I can see thetensioneris sittinf with a slight
    >> > > angle to teh belt. This I am assumming is not correct and if the
    >> > > pully
    >> > > was straight the squelling perhaps would not be happening? I think my
    >> > > next step is to go get dealer part.
    >> > > I appreciate your help as I did before on other issues. I will let
    >> > > you know what the new part looks like after installed.
    >> >
    >> > > Chris
    >> >
    >> > Sounds like a plan!!- Hide quoted text -
    >> >
    >> > - Show quoted text -

    >>
    >> Well replaced with the mopar part.... $75. It seemded better but
    >> still had squel some. So took belt back off and and scrubed
    >> everything... all the pullies and the belt as well. Cleaned it all up
    >> and runs quite again. I see that the pully for the power steering
    >> pump is a (plastic) nylon material. I do believe that is what was
    >> making all the noise.Well I wonder if it was just the cleaning that
    >> was needed. But regardless no looking back I am so happy it runs quite
    >> again. Thanks for your tips!
    >>

    >
    >
    > If the noise was still there when you put the new elt on, it will come
    > back. If this vehicle ever had a P/S pump replaced there is a good chance
    > that the pulley may not be on far enough or on to far causing this.
    >
    >> By the way I need a vent window motor for the left hand side. What
    >> does an expert call this? I have the old one removed in my hand...
    >> there are many numbers on it.. which one os part number....
    >>

    > Its called a vent motor. those numbers are no good and expect to pay about
    > $90 for the part
    >
    >> Thanks again!
    >> Chris
    >>
    >>

    >
    >




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