What would cause a new serpentine belt to overheat/melt?

Tiny
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  • 1998 FORD TAURUS
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Serpentine belt broke/snapped while driving, causing battery to die as well. After replacing both, car drove fine for two days(approx.20miles of driving). But then on the third day, within a few blocks, hood went up in smoke. Taking a look at it, new belt appeared to have melted/overheated. Could not find the cause.

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Monday, September 10th, 2012 AT 8:31 AM

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Tiny
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Remove the belt and there will be a puleey locked up. Could be water pump, ac compressor, tensioner, idler or alternator. One of them was the original cause for the first to melt.

Roy

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