'96 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L 2wd
Outside-edge (engine-side) of new serpentine belt shreds.
Previously, Gen-light came on and ammeter showed low charge, installed replacement alt, and new belt. New belt shredded in 2 days.
Old belt showed signs of wear at same edge before alt replacement.
Pulley on new (rebuilt) alt looks narrower than my other pulleys.
Now that outside-groove is gone, I notice belt fits in alt-pulley but other pulleys have room for the additional groove that I cut off because it was slapping around in the engine compartment.
I figured drag from bad bearings in old alternator caused the wear in the old belt, but the new one ate it in 2 days, there was belt-rubber on the adjacent idler, I had cleaned off the idler before I installed the new belt, could the idler be hanging up?
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 AT 1:01 AM