CHEVY SERPENTINE BELT

1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

Tiny

IBYTE

September, 3, 2010 AT 2:39 PM

Electrical problem
1999 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Automatic 78000 miles

Old belt shredded on edge put on new belt within seconds new belt shredded same place outer edge not motor side
thank you

8 Answers

Tiny

bluelightnin6

September, 3, 2010 AT 4:31 PM

If none of the pulleys are locked up, then one or more pulleys are not all lined up properly ( out of alignment ) or your tensioner is bad.

Tiny

IBYTE

September, 3, 2010 AT 5:22 PM

I only have one belt

Tiny

bluelightnin6

September, 3, 2010 AT 5:28 PM

Yes I know. If one of the pulleys (power steering, a/c etc.) Is misaligned it will shred the belt.

Tiny

IBYTE

September, 3, 2010 AT 5:54 PM

We think it may be the air conditioner pulley, does this mean I have to replace the entire ac unit?
Thanks again

Tiny

bluelightnin6

September, 3, 2010 AT 6:30 PM

No, you can get the a/c pulley only for probably $10 - $15 at a junk yard or $25 - $30 brand new.

Tiny

IBYTE

September, 3, 2010 AT 7:41 PM

Thanks, can I replace the pulley even if the ac pulley bearings are shot, because the ac is not working

Tiny

bluelightnin6

September, 3, 2010 AT 7:43 PM

If the bearings are bad then the pulley is probably frozen up? Pulley is actually not at fault then, that would indeed be the compressor.

Tiny

IBYTE

September, 3, 2010 AT 7:58 PM

Good to know. I wouldn't have guessed the compressor would shred a belt

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