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Unread 03-16-2014, 07:41 PM   #1
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Replacing CRD Serpentine Belt Step by Step

I had to replace my belt the other day so I decided to write up a procedure. Thanks to others who have posted similar procedures.

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Unread 03-16-2014, 07:53 PM   #2
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Oh! For the curious, I priced a belt at the dealer and it was $92.00. Napa had one for $84.
I ordered this Gatorback on Amazon for around $36.00.

I cannot complain about the Mopar original belt at all. It never squealed and lasted 90,000. I don't know why I let it go so long. I guess I just never gave it a second thought. I consider myself fortunate.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 07:59 PM   #3
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Nice write up (as always). If you notice on slide nine, right where your ratchet extension crosses the fan shroud, there are some plastic extrusion parts sticking out. These love to grab onto your arm flesh and tear it nicely. I filed mine down after I worked in there the first time.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 08:10 PM   #4
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I have the same belt since last august with + 17,000km on it. Nothing to report yet...so far so good. However since not OEM I like to check, once in a while, how it does.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 09:19 PM   #5
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Nice work chirpz, wish i could buy you a beer, i was planning to do my serpentine belt this summer. The 2008 resonater is different than your 2007 so I will add some pics to this thread when I change mine.
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Unread 03-17-2014, 12:03 AM   #6
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[QUOTE=jediknight;21302769]I have the same belt since last august with + 17,000km on it. Nothing to report yet...so far so good. However since not OEM I like to check, once in a while, how it does.[/QUOTE

Well I think I bought this belt because of your comments elsewhere. Also did some reading. We'll see how it goes.
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Unread 03-17-2014, 12:05 AM   #7
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Nice write up (as always). If you notice on slide nine, right where your ratchet extension crosses the fan shroud, there are some plastic extrusion parts sticking out. These love to grab onto your arm flesh and tear it nicely. I filed mine down after I worked in there the first time.
Yea! I see'um. Good idea to file them down.
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Unread 03-27-2014, 08:12 AM   #8
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Fantastic write up! I changed mine yesterday with your PDF printed out as my guide, as it's been long overdue with 105k miles on the stock one. I manged to do both turbo resonator bolts from above, but the resonator I had to pull out from the bottom. It would be alot easier with the swaybar out of the way to remove it, but I managed. Definitely the hardest part of the job is just getting the turbo resonator off and out of the way. Thanks for taking the time to do this!
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