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Models: 1994-1999 BR/BE Ram with 8.0L V10 engine
Some vehicles may exhibit a condition where the accessory belt becomes damaged on the INBOARD edge. Customers may explain the problem as belt noise. This may be caused by the crank pulley loosening on the crank and causing a misalignment.
Inspect the accessory drive belt for fraying or unusual wear on the INBOARD edge. If wear is noted, inspect the crank pulley bolt for looseness and the crank pulley for misalignment. Sight the crank pulley with other accessory drives, or use a straightedge to detect misalignment. If the crank pulley is misaligned or loose, perform the Repair Procedure.
1 53041067 Belt, Accessory Drive 1994 - 1996 Models
1 53041163 Belt, Accessory Drive 1994 - 1996 Models W/AC California
1 53041068 Belt, Accessory Drive 1994 - 1996 Models WO/AC Federal
1 53041064 Belt, Accessory Drive 1994 - 1996 Models WO/AC California
1 53041116 Belt, Accessory Drive 1997 - 1999 Models WO/AC Federal
1 53041117 Belt, Accessory Drive 1997 - 1999 Models WO/AC California
1 53041115 Belt, Accessory Drive 1997 - 1999 Models W/AC All
1 04318032 Adhesive, Stud and Bearing Mount
The repair procedure involves removing the crank pulley bolt, checking the press fit of the pulley, reinstalling the bolt using thread locker, and pressing it onto the crankshaft, and replacing the drive belt.
Thanks to Bob Bergevin for providing this TSB information
This page was edited on: May 3, 2004