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Serpintine belt The serpintine belt continually falls off. We thought it was only in the rain when it gets wet but it fell off today. Dry as a bone outside. We are thinking it may be a bad pulley. I have fixed this many, many times and it continues to fall off. I did put a new power steering pump and pulley on thinking this was the problem but belt continues to fall off. I am at a lose at this point.

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  • mikebren Jul 27, 2008

    There is a factory upgrade that changes some of the idler pullers from being smooth to having grooves. Also you get a serpantine belt with grooves on both sides. After getting this done -- cost at dealer approx. $300.00 -- I have not had any problems with the serpantine belt coming off. Just changing the tensioner will not fix the problem.

  • curran72 Oct 01, 2008

    my serpintine belt came off today for no reason i thought it was a bad pully but they are still good.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    How do you hold the tensioner back while tryihng to replace the belt?

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    How do you hold the tensioner in place when replacing the belt?

  • mubazz Jan 13, 2009

    I have a similar problem. However, I just need help with replacing the belt tensioner, near the alternator. Is this a do-it-yourself job, or does this need shop repair? What are the usual cost for this type of repair?



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It sounds to me like the belt tensioner pulley is bad.Its spring loaded and this pulley is what keeps the belt in place.

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