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Serpentine belt wont stop slipping

The serpentine blet on my '94 jeep cherokee sport slips when starting, accellerationg or turning, it doesnt need to be wet or cold it does it all the time, its not a huge problem but its annoying as hell, after a few seconds of drive time it stops chirping at me, but intermeittently it wills tart up again,
i replaced the belt 2 months ago and it just kept slipping. anyone know how to fix this?

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Sounds like your belt tensioner pulley may be defective, also check all the pulleys for excessive play in the pulley bearings, these are the most common causes.

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