1999 CHEVY CAVALIER SERPENTINE BELT

  • Tiny
  • IBYTE
  • 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

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

Friday, September 3rd, 2010 AT 2:39 PM

8 Answers

  • Tiny
  • bluelightnin6
  • Expert
  • 17,063 posts

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.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, September 3rd, 2010 AT 4:31 PM
  • Tiny
  • IBYTE
  • Member

I only have one belt

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, September 3rd, 2010 AT 5:22 PM
  • Tiny
  • bluelightnin6
  • Expert
  • 17,063 posts

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

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, September 3rd, 2010 AT 5:28 PM
  • Tiny
  • IBYTE
  • Member

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

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, September 3rd, 2010 AT 5:54 PM
  • Tiny
  • bluelightnin6
  • Expert
  • 17,063 posts

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

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, September 3rd, 2010 AT 6:30 PM
  • Tiny
  • IBYTE
  • Member

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

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, September 3rd, 2010 AT 7:41 PM
  • Tiny
  • bluelightnin6
  • Expert
  • 17,063 posts

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.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, September 3rd, 2010 AT 7:43 PM
  • Tiny
  • IBYTE
  • Member

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

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, September 3rd, 2010 AT 7:58 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Similar Questions