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Old 06-10-2007, 11:52 AM   #1
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Hi all, My gatorback supercharger belt is starting to fray is spots. Not all the way around but in 2" spots here and there. The belt only has about 9000 miles on it! Any idea what would cause this?
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Remove the belt, and check all your other pulleys and idlers for sloppy wobble. Before you remove the belt, take a very close pic of the tensioner face just below the SC pulley so we can see the tension indicator and scale on it.
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I think the pulley and tensioner are shot! But here are some pictures.
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Now the belt is shot completely to.
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Last one. :(
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Which pulley?

You've got a serious leak coming from somewhere.
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The tensioner pulley and tensioner. The wet look is condensation from the A\C.
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That is NOT condensation. Not all of it. You have a serious problem going on there.

Please check the oil level in the SC ASAP, and track that leak down. Clean the engine first, and then after you do that, check the tension marks on the tensioner that are completely covered in grime.

If that were condensation from the AC, you'd still be able to see the tension marks. And all the aluminum parts. You have a leak. Probably more than one.
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That'* what I was gonna say. It looks like SC oil, and if it is, the belt may be getting too hot from low oil, and is fraying it.
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*/C oil Is full, BUT the power steering pump is leaking like crazy. I just got home from work not 10 min before I took those pictures. Anyway, how do you go about changing the P/* pump.
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Start a new thread for the power steering pump change/fix.

Keep this thread on topic for addressing the pulley that'* causing your belt to shred.
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Ok I see the marks on the tensioner. What do they tell me?
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