PT Cruiser, 2001 - 2005

Accessory Drive Belts

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Accessory Belt Routing





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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-2.4L engine

Chrysler PT Cruiser


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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-Chrysler 2.4L engine

Inspection



Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.

Removal & Installation



Generator Belt
  1. Remove power steering pump/air conditioning compressor drive belt.
  2.  
  3. Loosen pivot bolt, then locking nut and adjusting bolt.
  4.  
  5. Remove generator belt.
  6.  

To install:


NOTE
When installing drive belt onto pulleys, make sure that belt is properly routed and all V-grooves make proper contact with pulley grooves.

  1. Install belt and/or adjust belt tension by tightening adjusting bolt. Adjust belt to specification shown in Belt Tension Chart.
  2.  
  3. Check belt tension using Special Tool 8371 - Belt Tension Gauge Adapter, and the DRBIII® using the following procedures:
    CAUTION
    Do not check belt tension with the engine running.

  4.  
  5. Connect 8371 to the DRBIII® following the instructions provided in tool kit.
  6.  
  7. Place end of microphone probe approximately 1 in. (2.54cm) from belt at one of the belt center span locations shown in.
  8.  
  9. Pluck the belt a minimum of 3 times. (Use your finger or other suitable object)
  10.  
  11. The frequency of the belt in hertz (Hz) will display on DRBIII® screen.
  12.  
  13. Adjust belt to obtain proper frequency (tension). Refer to the belt tension chart for specifications.
  14.  
  15. Tighten pivot bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm) and locking nut to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm). Install power steering pump/air conditioning compressor drive belt.
  16.  

Power Steering And Air Conditioning Compressor Belt
  1. Remove belt splash shield.
  2.  
  3. Using a wrench, rotate belt tensioner clockwise until belt can be removed from power steering pump pulley. Gently, release spring tension on tensioner.
  4.  
  5. Remove belt.
  6.  

To install:


NOTE
When installing drive belt onto pulleys, make sure that belt is properly routed and all V-grooves make proper contact with pulley grooves.

  1. Install belt over all pulleys except for the power steering pump pulley.
  2.  
  3. Using a wrench, rotate belt tensioner clockwise until belt can be installed onto power steering pump pulley. Release spring tension onto belt.
  4.  
  5. After belt is installed, inspect belt length indicator marks. The indicator mark should be within the minimum belt length and maximum belt length marks. On a new belt, the indicator mark should align approximately with the nominal belt length mark.
  6.  
  7. Install belt splash shield .
  8.  

 
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