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    Need help with 2008 3.8l serptentine belt diagram route

    I am in need of some help and I hope someone on the forum can help me out. Like a fool I took off the old serpentine belt and did not note the route of it. Now I am in the process of putting the new belt on and I do not know the routing of it. The auto parts store have a diagram but it not even close to what the van looks like. Can someone please post a diagram from the shop manual on the routing of the belt. You will be a life saver. Thanks.
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    Isn't there a diagram somewhere in the engine compartment or did they stop doing that?
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    There is a big label with a very clear diagram on the upper part of the grill assembly just next to the opening for the radiator cap. As you are opening the hood and propping it up, look straight down and you will see it. If you can't find it or it's missing, I will attempt to take a picture of it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbwilsha View Post
    There is a big label with a very clear diagram on the upper part of the grill assembly just next to the opening for the radiator cap. As you are opening the hood and propping it up, look straight down and you will see it. If you can't find it or it's missing, I will attempt to take a picture of it for you.

    C.B.
    No I do not have a sticker. If you could please take a picture. I would appreciate very much.
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    I'll be glad to do that but my camera battery is dead and will have to charge first so it will be tomorrow before I can post a picture. If no one else has posted a reference by then, I will post a picture. I don't understand why they would quit putting such a helpful guide under the hood as they and all other companies of my various vehicles do. Mine, BTW, is a 2005 T&C 3.3L but the diagram shows also 3.8 routing for 2005. I assume it will be the same.
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    Okay I finally got it. The diagrams at the parts store were all wrong (Gates diagram 7-69). For anyone in the future the belt goes on like this: Around the water pump in the upper back of engine to the alternator which is in the upper front. Then around the alternator to the belt guide. Around the belt guide to the ps pump. Around the ps pump to the ac pump. Around the ac pump to the idler pulley. Over the idler pully to the crankstaft. Around the crankshaft to the water pump. I hope that helps anyone that finds them in the same situation I was in. It would be best to draw a quick diagram. I know lesson learned. I should have done that first. Thanks for all the replies to my problem.
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    Okay I have made a crude diagram of the belt route for a 3.8l engine. My previous route description was inaccurate. Here is the route: The water pump is at the back above the cranksaft. From the water pump go to the alternator. Around the alternator to the idler pully. Go around the idler to the power steering pump. Now go down to the a/c pump. Around the a/c pump up to the tensioner. Go around the tensioner and down to the crankshaft. Go around the crankshaft and up to the water pump. Hopefully this will help someone as the parts stores had the wrong diagram for my setup.
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    Here is the pic from my 2005 and it is different from your diagram.

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    I have the same sign as C.B in my car a 04

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbwilsha View Post
    Here is the pic from my 2005 and it is different from your diagram.

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    C.B. That is the same diagram I got from the auto stores. In the owners manual it does not have a diagram and if my car had a sticker under the hood it is no longer there. Why Chrysler would not put a diagam in the owners manual is beyond me.
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