WHAT WOULD CAUSE A NEW SERPENTINE BELT TO OVERHEAT/MELT?
1998 Ford Taurus
September, 10, 2012 AT 8:31 AM
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.