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How to Replace Serpentine Belt Tensioner Pulley 01-06 Chrysler Sebring

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  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:41)
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step : Removing the Serpentine Belt (0:59)
    • Loosen the 13mm bolt at the top of the serpentine belt tensioner
    • Loosen the 13mm bolt at the bottom of the tensioner
    • Pull the serpentine belt off the pulleys
  3. step : Removing the Serpentine Belt Tensioner (1:43)
    • Remove the two 13mm bolts from the tensioner
    • Pull off the tensioner
  4. step : Removing the Idler Pulley from the Tensioner (2:00)
    • Pry off the idler pulley cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the T50 Torx bolt from the idler pulley
    • Pull the idler pulley off the tensioner
  5. step : Installing the New Idler Pulley onto the Tensioner (2:21)
    • Put the new idler pulley onto the tensioner
    • Insert the T50 bolt into the idler pulley
  6. step : Reinstalling the Tensioner (2:46)
    • Put the tensioner into place
    • Start the two 13mm bolts into the tensioner
  7. step : Reinstalling the Serpentine Belt (2:58)
    • Familiarize yourself with the belt routing diagram
    • Feed the belt into place
    • Route the belt around the pulleys, following the diagram
    • Pull the tensioner down with a 1/2 inch ratchet
    • Tighten the two 13mm bolts into the tensioner
  8. step : Reattaching the Wheel (3:50)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds of torque in a crossing or star pattern

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the idler pulley on this 2004 Chrysler Sebring with the 2.7 liter V6 engine. The items you'll need are a new idler pulley from, jack and jack stands, 13 millimeter and 19 millimeter sockets and ratchet, a 1/2 inch ratchet, a T50 torx bit, and a torque wrench.

To start off, you'll want to remove your wheel. You just want to remove the 19 millimeter lug nuts. You want to loosen them while they're on the ground, raise the vehicle and then remove them the rest of the way, unless you have air powered tools. Then, you can do the entire process up in the air.

With the wheel off, you can see the entire serpentine belt, and you just want to loosen up this bolt at the top of your tensioner. We'll just fast forward as Don does this. Now, you want to just loosen the lower bolt here on the tensioner. As he loosens it, you'll see the tensioner go slack. Now, you can pull your serpentine belt off the pulleys.

Now, you can remove those two bolts you loosened up earlier in the tensioner. Then, the tensioner comes right off. Use a flat blade screwdriver to pry off that cap. We're going to fast forward as he removes this T50 bolt. Once that bolt is removed, your idler pulley will pull right off the tensioner.

You can see the old idler pulley on the left and the new one from 1A Auto on the right. They do look a little different, but they'll work and mount exactly the same. Take your new idler pulley, push it into place and replace that T50 torx bolt. Now put your tensioner back up into place and hand tighten the two bolts in the tensioner. You don't want to over tighten them yet, because you still have to put your serpentine belt back on.

As a reference point, we're going to give you a belt diagram that's from the front of the vehicle. This is for the six cylinder. You can reference it on how to put the belt back onto the pulleys. You can also see pretty clearly in this shot how the belt goes back on. The only thing you can't see is the alternator, but you would want the ribbed side going over that. Using your half inch ratchet, you want to pull that tensioner down and then tighten those bolts up. We'll fast forward as Don tightens those the rest of the way. We'll continue to fast forward as Don replaces the wheel. You want to replace your lug nuts while it's still jacked up. Lower the vehicle and tighten them the rest of the way. Then, you want to use your torque wrench and tighten them to one hundred foot-pounds.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 19mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T50 Socket

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Serpentine Belt Tensioner Pulley

Serpentine Belt Tensioner Pulley

This part replaces:

  • Dorman 419-602
  • Gates 38001, 38042
  • Reference Number 89097
  • OE # 2552775
  • OE # 53002905
  • OE # XW4Z6B209AA
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