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2003 Dodge Neon Belt Tensioner assembly replacement

Changing the Tensioner assembly (not just the pulley) on 2.0 16v dodge neon.  This looks to be murder to do in the winter.  Sooo... anybody done it have tips. This was the only thing I could find and this guys is halarious!  I don't agree with everything he says but looks as if i may want to toss a new timing belt on too/  149700 miles should be ready for a new one!  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHlCuIy6qHI

Re: 2003 Dodge Neon Belt Tensioner assembly replacement

Reply #1
Get one of the tank mounted propane heaters and keep it just behind you.  That way you can warm the finger tips as you work.

I've never personally changed out the timing belt tensioner on a 2.0 neon so not much physical advice there except that it may be worth getting a set of wobble extensions to make getting to odd bolts easier.  I know it helped on the 2.4 that I worked on.
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Reply #2
Especially if that's an interfearance head. I.E. valves hit piston if they are open when piston comes up

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Reply #3
Especially if that's an interfearance head. I.E. valves hit piston if they are open when piston comes up

It sure is! I'll order a timing set!


Some pics, gotta have pics!


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Reply #4
So the tensioner assembly cannot be unbolted from the cover?

Sounds like someyhing Dodge would do...
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Reply #5
Yes another mopar spoof. 

I ordered the timing belt stuff and water pump too I want to do this one time.  And it was under $100 for all of it.

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Reply #6
Well, at least it isn't expensive to buy the whole thing....
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Reply #7
It's not a real fun job from what i've heard, but with a little persistence you'll get it done.  Finding a place to do it inside would be ideal.
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