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Belt falls off when it rains on my 2001 ford escort zx2 the belt seems to be on crooked with all new idler pulleys. it also has new water pump this problem exsisted before all the new parts

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You need to find out what is making it look crooked , that will fix your problem.

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I'm working on a 98 right now, and checking online to see if other have the same problem. From what I can see the problem is caused by the water pump pully being maufactured rounded, not flat on the edge that the belt runs on. In my case the belt came off after going through a car wash. When i reinstalled the belt and ran the engine, you could see the belt is rolling off the water pump pully. My initial thought was the pully was worn, but it looks more like it was manufactured that way. I'm going to go check on an aftermarket pully to see if its flat.

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While I am not directly familiar with your engine I do know that early Dodge, Plymouth & Chrysler mini vans had issues with the belts coming off in the rain. The issue being the water coming between the belt and pulleys; it does not make the belt "slip offf" more overly the water coming between the belt and pulley does not compress or disipate quick enough this then causes the belt to literly "lift" off of the pulley(s) Later mini vans have a plastic pan under the belt area which keeps the water from the belts. This raises the question with your car, was there a pan installed which may be missing or improperly installed? Also you noted new idler pulley issues; see if you can place a straight edge across one pulley to the next. If the faces do not line up this too may very well be your issue. The fact you mention it happens during the rain makes me believe the issue is not the angle of the pulley.
I hope this may have helped,
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