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Belt slips off

My Serpentine bely has been slipping off at least four times this year. I have replaced the tensioner, water pump and airconditioner. It most recently sliped off driving in a heavy rain storm. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  • tomt975 Dec 22, 2008

    Thanks..... I will see if that's what it is. I called the dealership and they said there is a after market bracket you can get for $32 but you have to use a different belt with it ...another $45. Do you think I should try the hamonic balancer first?

  • tomt975 Dec 22, 2008

    Thanks again... Actually the harmonic balancer is $56 so it will be less expensive than the bracket and belt.

  • tomt975 Jan 12, 2009

    Thanks for the info. I had my harmonic balancer checked by the mechanic that worked on my van and he said that it was fine. so I went a head and put the double sided ribbed belt an idler pullys with grooves on it and it's working fine. I hope he was right about it being straight. If not I guess I'll have to replace it as well but like i said it seems to be working fine. Thanks again,

    Tom

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When my belt slipped off several times I looked into it and found sever things wwere happening but what actually caused the belt to jump off was the riders side motor mount was broken. That changed the angle of the eng and made the belt slipp off. It was easy to change and not expensive. Jack up the eng (don't put the jack under the oil pan it will bend). take out two bolts at the top and remove the broken support. Just reverse to install the new one.

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After dealing with this same problem for about a year, I realized my harmonic balancer was not straight and after replacing it the problem is resolved. They do market double sided ribbed belts and idler pulleys with grooves but that is a more expensive option and is only working around the problem - not correcting it

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Let me get this right. tensioner, waterpump, and airconditioner. Too many parts replaced. 1999 plymouth voyager has a harmonic balancer that will cause it to slip off. No matter what weather conditon you encounter it should never slip off. I'm 1000% its going to be that.

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  • hweamel Dec 22, 2008

    THAT BRACKET WILL WORK WITH A DIFFERENT BELT. REASON IS THAT BELT WILL BE JUST ABOUT 2.2 CM SHORTER AND THAT WILL WORK AS WELL. HARMONIC BALANCER IS QUITE EXPENSIVE. BUT THERE'S THAT WAY AND THE RIGHT WAY.

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