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I put a new serpentine belt on it starts squealing and shredding the belt until it breaks

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Good Evening, this is kind of odd to run across after doing a few dodge belts today. First off reach down to your pulleys and turn them each by hand and make sure they turn freely. next I would tell you to check your belt tensioner those go bad to the point they can hyperextend the belt. Lastly before putting on the new belt take an old toothbrush and some brake parts cleaner in a can and clean out all the grooves in the pulleys and spray off the smooth ones and let them dry before putting the new belt on. One of the ones I did today had so much belt dressing all over the place and you could swear the belt was still in the grooves when it came off. Let me know how it goes.

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You either have the wrong size belt or you have a bad tensioner or pulley.Make sure if your vehicle has a/c you get the right size.It does make a difference.

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Feel all pullys make sure all spin free and are not scared it dose not take long to ruin a belt on a bad pully

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