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I've just done a fanbelt and tensioner on a vauxhall omega 2.0l 16v now every time i start it up the belt slips ove 1 of the pulley it doesnt fall all of the way of it just slips over 1 rib. i was wondering if you had a diagram of how it went and if you could confirm the only reason that belt is slipping of is because one of the pulleys is not running true. Thanks

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I don't have a diagram but i can confiirm that the only reason the belt is slipping off is because one of the pulleys is out of line,

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