Question about 1999 Mazda 626
Changed my fan and altinator belts yesterday drove 10 miles and they snapped again. previous ones snapped 2 .
1. check they are not too tight. you should be able to push finger into longest free length of belt by about 1 cm.
2. check belt is not too loose as can overheat and break off.
3. check no grease or oil on belt pulleys. belt can slip and overheat and break
4. turn on engine when you install belt check to see that all pulleys attached to the belt turns. if one of the pulleys is seized and wont' turn properly, can overheat belt.
5. check pulley surface for cracks. must be smooth.
6. finally are your belts the correct width?
Posted on Oct 08, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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