Crossfire 2006-2008

Accessory Drive Belts

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Adjustment



The accessory drive belt is automatically adjusted by the non-adjustable tensioner.

Drive Belt Routings





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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-except SRT



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-SRT

Inspection



Belt replacement is necessary for any or all of the following conditions:



Excessive wear
 
Frayed cords
 
Severe glazing
 

The accessory drive belt may develop minor cracks across the ribbed side (1) due to reverse bending. These minor cracks are considered normal and acceptable. Parallel cracks (2) are not considered normal and should be cause for belt replacement.


NOTE
Do not use any type of belt dressing or restorer on the accessory drive belt.



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Fig. Inspect belt for vertical cracks (1) and parallel cracks (2) to the ribs

Removal & Installation



Except SRT
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the engine cover. Grasp both corners of the engine cover and pull up firmly.
    CAUTION
    The accessory drive belt tensioner pulley is spring loaded and can injure hands and fingers if allowed to spring back.

  4.  
  5. Rotate the belt tensioner counterclockwise and release the tension on the drive belt.
  6.  
  7. Remove the drive belt from the pulleys.
  8.  
  9. Carefully release the wrench tension on the belt tensioner.

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    Fig. Releasing pressure on the tensioner pulley-except SRT

  10.  

To install:

  1. Route the accessory drive belt onto the engine pulleys.
  2.  
  3. Rotate the belt tensioner counterclockwise and install the accessory drive belt over the tensioner pulley.
  4.  
  5. Release the belt tensioner and remove the wrench.
  6.  
  7. Install the engine cover. Align the engine cover retaining clips to the rubber mounts, and push down firmly to connect engine cover to rubber mounts.
    NOTE
    To ease the installation of the engine cover, apply a small amount of lubricant to the engine cover rubber mounts.

  8.  
  9. Start the engine and verify the accessory drive belt is properly routed and seated.
  10.  

SRT
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the engine cover. Grasp both corners of the engine cover and pull up firmly.
    CAUTION
    The accessory drive belt tensioner pulley is spring loaded and can injure hands and fingers if allowed to spring back.

  4.  
  5. Pull the tensioning pulley in a counter clockwise direction.
  6.  
  7. Lock the tensioning pulley with a pin or slowly release the pulley after the belt is free from the area.
  8.  
  9. Remove the belt.

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    Fig. Releasing pressure on the tensioner pulley-SRT

  10.  

To install:

  1. Route the accessory drive belt onto the engine pulleys.
  2.  
  3. Install the supercharger idler pulley upper and lower mounting bolts and torque to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Rotate the belt tensioner counterclockwise and install the accessory drive belt over the tensioner pulley.
  6.  
  7. Release the belt tensioner and remove the wrench.
  8.  
  9. Install the air pump tube assembly to the engine.
  10.  
  11. Install the engine cover. Align engine cover retaining clips to the rubber mounts, and push down firmly to connect engine cover to rubber mounts.
    NOTE
    To ease the installation of the engine cover, apply a small amount of lubricant to the engine cover rubber mounts.

  12.  
  13. Start the engine and verify the accessory drive belt is properly routed and seated.
  14.  

 
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