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Serpentine belt comes off sometimes. Both times it was raining.

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You must check the pulley to see if it has been distorted first.

If not bent or distorted, the tension needs to be checked and fixed.

I just did one myself -the sides were bent really bad which made the belt shred and come off, causing the pulley to bend more under the tension as it went around at speed.(this may not be your situation-hard to tell without looking--have someone look at it possibly)

If so, you can get a small 1/8" to 1/4" punch and hammer and tap it back into position carefully-possibly made of alloy/aluminum .

Then if that is not a solution, you might have to replace the bent/distorted pulley.

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