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My 2000 chev suburban keeps throwing off belts and

My 2000 chev suburban keeps throwing off the belt on my air conditioner and breaking the arm. what is the deal?

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It need a new ac compressor.

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If you have 1 sepentine belt make sure the tensioner isn't loose, defective or cocked at an angle. If it doesn't have an tensioner make sure the tension adjustment bolt on the A/C unit is tight. Also check to make sure the belt is not stretched out. You should have firm tension on the belt at all times.

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  • ramiroamaro7 May 28, 2012

    I changed it twice wont stay firm keeps breaking tensioner why



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