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Old 11-27-2012, 04:37 AM   #15
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Everything should be re-tightened after a while. Especially belts, hose clamps. lug nuts etc. Sal
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:35 AM   #16
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On the belt thats twisted the one edge thats visible looks frayed, excess tension combined with bad WP bearings may be the culprit. Check ALL pulley's for proper alignment.

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:40 AM   #17
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Thanks guys for the feedback. Over tensioning is something I could probably be guilty of

I replaced these belts while lying on top of a hot engine along I-75. I'll get a new belt to replace this one, check the other belts and also check the water pump pulley. At least this time I'll be laying on a COLD engine

I was not aware of the 10mm vs 11mm potential problem so I'll check to see what is actually installed. I do have the belt sleeves with the part numbers. Guess its time to make sure we bought the right parts.

Thanks all!

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Old 11-28-2012, 10:55 AM   #18
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Good info!

I have been in the Doghouse a lot...
When I was younger and living in England, that was my local Pub!
It was a standard joke...
"I am in the Dog House, but if I am late home, I REALLY will be in the Dog House!"

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Next, I got married..
And spent a lot of time in the less desirable Dog House...

Now, I am unmarried, and my GF is fine with me choosing whatever Dog House I want to be in! In fact, next time we are back in the UK, she wants to be in the Dog House, with me!
In fact... these days, when I want to be in the Dog House.... I bring my own Dogs!
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:46 PM   #19
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Mis-alignment can also be a cause a belt to turn. That can come from bad bearings in one of the driven accessories, or the accessory mount being loose. Some accessories are mounted on rubber which can cause alignment problems when they age.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:52 PM   #20
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I'm hoping I just tightened it to tight when I replaced it in April. I have a bad habit in that regard. Also the previous belt lasted for years without doing twisting.

I'll replace the belt when I get home.

Thanks,

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I'm glad you said that. That was what I figured. Some have tightened their belts a little snug to try to avoid the retightening procedure also and had similar results.
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Is this a stupid question?

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I'll straighten it out and re-tension all three of them.
Can this be done while in the cab? If so, do I need an advanced gymnastic degree?
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Can this be done while in the cab? If so, do I need an advanced gymnastic degree?
Belt adjustments are made from the doghouse although you will need to access an alternator bolt from the right hand wheel well and will probably need to access the power steering pump pivot bolt from the left hand wheel well.

You won't need an advanced gymnastics degree but it will help tremendously if you are double jointed

As a follow up to what caused my belt problems discussed previously in this thread, when I had replaced the belts back in 2012 I installed the belts on the wrong grooves on the power steering pump pulley. My only excuse is I was laying on top of a hot engine with no diagram telling me which belt went on which pulley. It was trial and error and I found a combination that worked but wasn't quite right.

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