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My drive belt has shredded 3 times and i cant find the reason of why

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Rare but sometimes it's the harmonic balancer itself. This happened to my Olds Alero

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Was the belts installed upside down, serpentine belts use both sides of belts, also check the alignment when installed, if you have an idler or belt tensioner misaligned might cause the belt to "walk" out of alignment.

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I am thinking that you have checked all the idlers, tensioners, altenator, and all other items on the belt to be driven. So with this in mind, it is possible to get the belt installed incorrectly. The reason I know this is because it happened to me. Be very careful to install the belt the exact way that your diagram has pictured. I have also seen altenators gather enough oil and dirt to lock up after they generate heat. If the altenator looks oily, there is a problem. Hope this helps.

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