Thank you for your prompt reply! Great answer too, lol. Yes that does seem to be the problem as, today I checked it out and the bypass pulley does stick out further than the crankshaft pulley, so I have removed the bypass wheel and bracket and I am going to put a washer or two behind the bypass wheel to make it stick out a bit more and line up with the crankshaft pulley properly. I guess switching grooves works as a temporary fix but does not actually solve the problem. I did drive the car to pick up a new belt and the old one shredded on the way home, but at least now I have a better solution to permanantly solve the problem. Thank you again for your help, it just took me eyeballing the pulleys again as you suggested to find out that the ac pulley IS the culprit here and I think I got this problem beat now.
Saturday, March 5th, 2011 AT 7:27 PM