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Old 09-25-2014, 02:24 AM   #1
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Default Belt or tensioner?

I drove through a small puddle, and my lights dimmed and the A/C got warmer for a few seconds before going back to normal. No big deal, the belt must have gotten wet and slipped.

I don't know how old this belt is, so I'll replace it. But refresh my memory: if the belt slips when it gets wet, should I be worried about the tensioner too?
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No, I've had this happen several times before with my cars. Its just the simple fact of the belt getting wet and it can't grip the metal pulleys.
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Most of the big box autopart store sell a product called Drive Belt Dressing and Conditioner.

It eliminates squeaks and prolongs belt life. For use on all types of belts, such as serpentine, flat and v-type belts. Prevents slippage and glazing. Removes oil, grease and glaze. Use every 3,000 miles to prevent drying out and slippage.

Might be a short term solution to your belt slipping when wet.
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