Rendezvous 2006-2007

Accessory Drive Belts

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Adjustment



All engines use an automatic drive belt tensioner. No adjustment is necessary. If the tensioner is at Maximum travel, the belt is most likely stretched or the incorrect belt was installed.

Drive Belt Routings





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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-3.4L and 3.5L Enginess



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-3.6L engines

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



3.4L & 3.5L Enginess
  1. Rotate the drive belt tensioner in order to release the pressure on the drive belt.

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    Fig. Illustration of the direction of the pressure on the belt

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  3. Remove the drive belt.

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    Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-3.4L and 3.5L Enginess

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To install:

  1. Install the drive belt to all of the pulleys except the generator pulley.
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  3. Rotate the drive belt tensioner in order to install the drive belt over the generator pulley.
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  5. Ensure that the drive belt is aligned into the proper grooves of the accessory drive belt pulleys.
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  7. Ensure that the drive belt is properly routed.
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3.6L Engine
  1. Raise the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the right engine splash shield.
  4.  
  5. Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise to release the drive belt tension.
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  7. Remove the drive belt from the generator.
  8.  
  9. Slowly release the drive belt tensioner.
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  11. Remove the drive belt from the accessory drive pulleys.

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    Fig. Illustrates the position of the belt



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    Fig. Accessory drive belt routing-3.6L engines

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To install:

  1. Install the right engine splash shield.
  2.  
  3. Lower the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Install the drive belt to the accessory drive pulley.
  6.  
  7. Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise.
  8.  
  9. Install the drive belt to the generator.
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  11. Ensure the drive belt is properly aligned and seated into the grooves of the accessory drive pulleys.
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  13. Slowly release the drive belt tensioner.
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