Often it's the muck that's sprayed on that is causing the problem, belt grip is the worst of all. Remove the belt and clean or fit a new one, clean all the pulleys with solvent, check bearings of idler and tensioner pulleys, and re fit. Alignment should not be a problem as miss alignment will destroy a belt long before a pulley will fail. There are laser aligners out there to check these things, but that a bit much for the home mechanic to worry about.
Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 AT 1:51 AM