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Old 09-21-2007, 11:19 AM   #1
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Default Please HELP!!!!! problem. 4th belt since june.

My 93 SE keeps shredding belts. I have replaced the belt 4 times since the middle of June. Anyone have any ideas on what the problem could be? Thanks.
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how does your tensioner pulley look?

Does it wobble? is it stiff?
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I don't know the name for it but the small pully by the power steering seems 2 jump every once in a while while the car is at idle
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The first thing to suspect is a bad pulley or tensioner.

Since your belt is already off, you should check each pulley as mentioned above, for noticeable differences.

It'* very likely a tensioner pulley or possibly the tensioner itself.

Have you noticed any odd noises coming from that side of the engine while running?

Does the pulley your mentioning look like this?
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yes its the tensior pulley is there a way to adjust it until i can get it replaced?
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Pulleys can be replaced.
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can i adjust the tensioner to make the belt a little tighter 2 stop the squealing?
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What you really need to determine is if the squealing is due to a loose/bad tensioner, or from the tensioner pulley bearings themselves. That'* why we suggest you turn that pulley by hand to see.
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the tensioner pulley is rotating fine and the other pulleys seem to be moving fine too now i'm now lost
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have you felt the pulley with the belt of it and seen it it wobbles or feels stiff?

mine looked fine on my SE but when i felt it i knew it was bad.
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