WHY DOES THE SERPENTINE BELT KEEP SHREDDING?

  • Tiny
  • sunsetsarah94
  • 1999 Isuzu Rodeo
  • 98,000 miles

S-belt broke and shredded last night. We replaced it with a new one drove around the block to. Make sure it was ok. This morning on the way to work, it started shredding again. And I only work 10 mins from home.

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 1:36 PM

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  • Docfixit
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Make sure all pullies turn freely and there is NO slde play in tensioner and idler pullies

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 1:58 PM
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  • Wrenchtech
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Also look for leaning or misaligned pulleys. When a tensioner wears it will lean and cause the bet to migrate off.

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 3:22 PM
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  • ezerider1
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Definately check your pullies, sounds like you have one locking up.

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Saturday, June 16th, 2012 AT 3:55 PM

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