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1998 escort serpintine belt keeps slipping off pulleys!

1998 escort 4cyl. ztec engine.the belt slips off.had a bad auto. tensioner,water pump,and head gasket all in last 6 months.these were reasons the belt was slipping off but it still slips off seemingly when it gets wet?????wondering if anyone else had the same problem,or seen this??may be i need new splash guards??

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    I changed my Tensioner but the belt keep slipping off

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Check the lower idler pulley bolt maybe bent which throws pulley of a few degrees which causes belt to drift at high revs

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Look at the belt tensioner while the car is running and see if it is jumping up and down and if it is replace the tensioner

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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