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Old 01-03-2007
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shredding belt?

My serpentine belt is shredding every couple months. Everytime I think I found the problem, a couple months down the road the belt squeaks.....and I find it has begun to shred on the front edge. I've got a underdrive pulley, but have had it a few years before the problem began. I didn't change anything during the time it all started.

Anybody else experience this? Sucky thing is, whatever I do to fix it, I won't know if it worked until a couple months have pasted.

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Old 01-03-2007
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Check for proper alignment of pulleys. I had a similar problem shredding vbelts for my AC. It was cocked and would would make the belt rub on the front flange of the pulley. You couldn't see the angle of it head on or from above, had to look from just the right angle from the side. Get a ruler or some kind of straight edge and try to put it across the front of the pulley, this will make any misalignment more obvious.

Maybe your P/S, A/C, Alt, Tensioner, etc. going bad and cause some drag, which would then cause friction and heat then cause the belt to start to fail.

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