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I have a TC5000 (purchased in july 2005) and the drive belt split. I purchased a replacement belt and when I went to install it I noticed that the motor unit and the pulley unit are not alligned and as a result of this the new belt works it's way off the drive motor until only the last 2 or 3 groves of the belt are still engaged. Is there a way to get the pulley and drive motor's aligned so that the drive belt does not walk off the drive motor?

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Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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I have the same car and last night my belt slipped off. The top small pulley backed it's self out. The problem is in most cars the pulleys are reverse threaded so this wont happen, in ours not so much. The pully spins loose with the turn of the belt so it has to be tightened way down. IT's a pain. Here is a diagram I found and You need a 15mm wrench, which doesn't just come in most sets. Good Luck

The book says "Using a 15 mm socket or wrench on bolt attaching drive belt tensioner pulley, rotate drive belt tensioner clockwise. Make sure spring keeper engages into slot." I would put a socket on the 15 mm pulley bolt and a long handle for leverage. Thats one tight spring.
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Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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i had the same problem, i even took it to the dealer and they couldn't fix it. After a while I finally figured out that the belt tensioner was slightly bent down. I straightened it out and I haven't had a problem since. I hope this helps

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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After some mild swearing, I made sure that I had the belt around the drum aligned (in the same plane) as closely as I could with the drive pulley and tensioning wheel. I think this was partially achieved by placing the belt as close to that position as possible before lining up the front end of the drum with the cabinet opening, and then turning the drum from the front (through the open door) very slowly clockwise (the direction of its normal rotation) to give the belt "time" to align itself fully with the smaller pulleys. A short prayer and a few minutes later, the machine was humming away with all parts playing their "part" in beautiful harmony - without the dreaded sound of a thin black drive belt cluncking to the floor of the metal cabinet.
Cheers,
Andy B.

Posted on May 02, 2009

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If you are putting on the mtd belts and installing them right then you need to check bearings in variable speed pulley Also check idler and that no other pulley has been bent from installation.

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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing - 2.4L engines

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