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Im having a problem wih my serpentine belt. it seems as though my crank shaft pulley isnt lined up with the tensioner pulley and i have alot of slake in the belt because of that i believe.

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No it should all line up so if something is amiss then ask a local mechanic to take a look for you as a spacer could be missing and the also the wrong size belt fitted

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