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My 06 fusion 600 vibrates really bad and is blowing belts


Too little info. By blowing off belts do you mean throwing them off or breaking them? If so check the idler and tensioner pullies. If bearing is worn out it can cause the vibration without causing alot of noise until the bearing totally gives out and locks up. But if it's throwing the belts you definately have a pulley out of line somewhere. Find it and you will probably find the issue that's causing the problem. All pulleys should be tight with VERY little play(back and forth, up and down).

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My 1990 dodge dakota keeps throwing its belt


If you are not using a new belt, go get a new one. Belts stretch out over time.

If you are using a new belt, look at the part number on the belt and write it down. Take that down to an auto parts store and ask them for a belt between half-an-inch to an inch smaller. Replacing your alternator bracket may have changed the position of the alternator pulley in relation to the other routing points. Since it is throwing the belt, the stock belt is now too large, and you should try the next size down.

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The battery light came on, then the car died and it won't start while being boosted. After checking the engine compartment, the belt for the alternator is gone.


Check all the pullies and tensioner. If just one pully is bad (bearing, worn pully) it can throw a belt. If the A/C or defroster (a/c runs while in defrost. aides in drying windows) was on and the compressor locked up that can also throw a belt.
Replace your belt and charge the battery fully. Its a better idea to place the battery on a charger than give it a boost or jump start it and charge it off the alternator.

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I keep putting new power steering belts on my car but it just throws them off and cuts my car off because its connected to the alternator.


if your car is throwing the belt off it can only be one of two things. first you may have a bad pulley before you put the belt back on inspect all pulley make sure they are working properly then should not be any play in them. if all pulley check out the belt simply is not tight enough. you may need to adjust the automatic tensioner. is this car does not have auto tensioner auto zone can loan you a belt tightening tool. the belt when tight should not give more than a half inch when pressed from either side with your finger.

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When water hits belt - it throws it off!


check all the bearing in all of the acc. power steering pump water pump idler pully a/c compressor etc. if all good no nise and they spinn freely check the alinment of all the puilly mak so they all line on together. sometimes the power steering pully get worn inside the pump and allow it to move back and forth too much some play is normal. also the power steering pully trys to walk off the shaft and make the belt track off the other pullys .

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Ford transit 2.4 turbo diese keeps throwing serpentine belt ? any


Most common problem is the tension-er pulley is bad remove the belt and check to see if any pulleys have play in them see if they wiggle back and forth normally the idler pulley bearing wears out and causes the belt to ride at a slight angle marking it throw off the belt. hope this helps.

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Got a 2000 millenia s it knocks sounds like its


sounds like the water pump bearing is worn out and has detroyed the water pump shaft seal.
coolant is leaking thru the seal area ,due to the bearing worn out --hence throwing the water pump pulley out of alignment.
The water pump pulley runs of the timing belt.---hence the knocking --either from the pulley or belt chaffing against the timing cover or even throwing the engine timing a few degrees off.
Need to replace water pump and timeing belt and anything else that may be damaged.
That's why, when ever you do a timing belt always do the water pump too.

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Keep throwing belt


If the alternator is on the same belt as the water pump, I'd suspect that the water pump pulley is not in line with the alternator and crankshaft. Stand to the side and look at all the pulleys on that belt. They should all be in the same plane, and the belt should look like a straight line over all the pulleys. If not, check with where you got the water pump to see if there are different pulleys, depending on application.

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first of all make sure the all the pulley turn if one is locked it will burn the belt or throw it off. check the alignment of the pulleys that will always throw it off

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