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Belt problem I bought new belt for the car, its the main belt that goes around the alternator, pwersteering pump and a/c. The belt kept coming off everytime I got the car jumped. I had a bad powersteering pump which I replaced today. The belt came off again when I jumped the car. What could keep making the belt come off??

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If the belt has got oil soaked into it could be one reason why it is coming off. Check the belt tensioner. The spring may have become weak or the tensioner bearing is bad and the pulley is wobbling.

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