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Chrysler Drive & Serpentine Belt

There may both a Chrysler drive and serpentine belt system on engines made from this car manufacturer. These systems are what provide the centrifugal force to all of the pulleys on the front of the engine. In determining just which drive or serpentine belt system you have on your Chrysler, a look under the hood is required. If there is only one belt then it is a serpentine system. If there are multiple belts it is a drive belt or multi belt system. The Chrysler drive and serpentine belt systems perform the same basic function. What is vastly different is the manner in which you can change them. Each drive belt in a multi belt system will have to be changed separately by loosening all of the tension points on each component. The serpentine belt is removed by moving the serpentine belt tensioner pulley and relieving the pressure it is applying to the belt, then the entire belt can be removed. The accessory drive and serpentine belt systems do not have any way to convert from one system to the other on your Chrysler. The system your engine has will be the only style you can have. The only way to change it would be to change the entire engine. The time difference in changing the drive or serpentine belt system is also very different on your Chrysler. The serpentine belt can be swapped out in less than 5 minutes. The drive belts can take up to an hour depending on which ones are damaged and need changing. What is common of both the drive and serpentine belt systems is the inspection of the belts themselves. If there are any cracks, fraying of the belt or part of it missing, it should be replaced immediately.