Tech Tip: Chrysler Van's Accessory Drive Belt Squeals
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Tech Tip: Chrysler Van’s Accessory Drive Belt Squeals

If a customer’s 2001 Caravan, Town & Country or Voyager has an accessory drive belt that squeals or jumps off the pulleys, check for water that may be leaking from the wiper module drain tube connector and dripping onto the accessory drive belt. In colder climates, ice can form on the accessory drive belt and may cause the belt to jump off the pulleys when the vehicle is started. Locate the wiper module drain tube near the top of the right strut tower. With the hood open, direct water into the ….

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If a customer’s 2001 Caravan, Town & Country or Voyager has an accessory drive belt that squeals or jumps off the pulleys, check for water that may be leaking from the wiper module drain tube connector and dripping onto the accessory drive belt.

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In colder climates, ice can form on the accessory drive belt and may cause the belt to jump off the pulleys when the vehicle is started.

Locate the wiper module drain tube near the top of the right strut tower. With the hood open, direct water into the cowl grille. If water leaks at the wiper module drain tube connector, perform the Repair Procedure.

Repair Procedure

  1. Remove the drain tube connector from the wiper module and clean the mating surface.
  2. Install the foam seal (P/N 05080824AA) onto the drain tube connector making sure it is fully seated into the recess of the connector. See Figure 1.
  3. Install the drain tube connector to the wiper module making sure it is seated correctly.
  4. If the accessory drive belt has jumped off the pulleys, inspect the belt for damage and replace if necessary. Follow the procedures in the 2001 RS service manual for accessory drive belt installation.

Courtesy of Identifix.

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For more information, visit www.identifix.com.

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