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I keep braking (burning off belt smokinging squealing than breaking)than go to my alternator

I've replaced my waterpump and alternator and still the belts smoke and break off is there a spacer were the alternator meet that might be missing and its out of alignment?

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  • mike 1965 Oct 01, 2008

    It's a four cylinder deul overhead cams turbo. the belt lasts about the drive of ten miles each .I've taken off the brackets they look straight. The sheaves all look in line {altenator , Waterpump and crank. } The belts have all broke off in travel never recovered one. I'll drive it four or five times everything is great no sqeaks no sounds than bam. Squeal and break. No warning. I've broke three belts so far



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How long does the belt last, and is it wearing off on the edges? With the belt off I would check all the rest of your acessories for no side play and they should all turn very easily. Also what engine does your car have? Is it the 2.3L 4 cyl? Thank you for using

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