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Is it possible to have the system description for the belt drive explained in 4,000 words or more?

I know this is a big request, but I think it would be very helpful in my thinking process. To either come to a conclusion, or to shut me up once and for all (if "for-all" means "until tomorrow")
Can you explain in 4,000 words or more (I'm kidding).
How does and what does the belt drive power? You explained in pretty good detail (without pointing things out in an actual engine) how the water is circulated through the engine. I really need to know what happens, when and why. and when this or that, are turned on.
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Hmm, lets see if I can come up with an example.......................
For instance, When I turn my car on and start driving. After I... (hmmm, oh I know one)After I turn my air conditioning on. What function changed, with the axles the belt spins? I'm thinking it spins faster?
P.S. How have you been? (oops that's another question)
Take care and thanks, Kirsten

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  • Curt Downs May 11, 2010

    HI, u may clarify w/ a short (curt) answer. (down) in the engine compartment there'(s) many pulleys (@) which the (s)erpintine (b)elt (c)an (g)o so (l)ook f(o)r (b)olts (a)nd (l)ock washers(.) (n)eeding (e)xtra (t)ightening. So let me know what u find .

  • Curt Downs May 11, 2010

    Hi!! apparently my 'e' address was edited out of a message to you, as I can't find it, and you did not get it?
    OK, you are pedaling a bike, the chain is the 'belt' that turns the wheels (pulleys on the car). When u start your car, the gas and air mix and are ignited by a spark @ each spark plug. This is actually a small controlled explosion (burning of gasoline), that provides power to the engine. To try and not complicate things, let's say w/out describing how, that this turns (spins) the crankshaft, which is located @ the bottom of the engine. This crankshaft pulley is powered (spins) when the engine is running. This powers (spins) all the other pulleys, such as the power steering pump, (which makes it easy to steer the car. Have u ever tried to steer a car w/ power steering when it's not running? VERY difficult, because when not running, belt is not turning (powering) the steering pulley. There's a fan that pulls air thru the radiator to cool the engine, the crankshaft turns the belt that powers the steering, that turns the fan that cools the engine. The crankshaft turns the belt that spins the water pump (which pumps coolant thru the engine to the radiator and back. It also spins the alternator pulley, which will charge the battery when the car is running. The crankshaft spinning the belt also powers (spins) the a/c compressor, When you car is running, the a/c compressor pulley is spinning, but if the air is off, the pulley is spinning freely. When u turn the a/c on, a clutch engages, and the pulley still spins, but now the 'inards' of the a/c compressor are being spun (powered) by the belt spinning the pulley. I think I better check this over tomorrow, as I'm falling asleep @ the computer . Hope it makes some sense. Curt

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All i want to know is why doesn't my tension pulley stay in place. But this answer did shed light on the subject.

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The belt follows the same pattern, but when the air conditioning is turned on, current flows through wires in the compressor, creating magnetic fields, in both the moving parts and the stationary parts. When two magnetic fields interact, it takes some mechanical force to overcome. Hence, electricity in to the compressor means a greater mechanical load on the belt.

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