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« on: 13 October 2018, 21:39:30 »

today I had to have recovery get me home. the drive belt came off. it hadn't snapped but on inspection it had stripped off half of its ribs. I haven't a clue why but for the last couple of days I thought that I detected a humming noise. all pulleys appear ok on initial inspection, but will check more closely tomorrow. any ideas of what may have caused it. my last aux belt change was mid April.  :-\
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Re: drive belt
« Reply #1 on: 13 October 2018, 22:06:44 »

is the tensioner still OK? Tensioner bearing seizes & the 'fan belt' goes t1ts up
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Re: drive belt
« Reply #2 on: 13 October 2018, 22:17:49 »

is the tensioner still OK? Tensioner bearing seizes & the 'fan belt' goes t1ts up
I will have look tomorrow . that was replaced too in april  :y
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Re: drive belt
« Reply #3 on: 13 October 2018, 22:28:59 »

is the tensioner still OK? Tensioner bearing seizes & the 'fan belt' goes t1ts up
I will have look tomorrow . that was replaced too in april  :y
You'll never know now, but it's easy to misalign a groove of the belt with one of the pulleys' grooves ....
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Re: drive belt
« Reply #4 on: 13 October 2018, 23:22:44 »

is the tensioner still OK? Tensioner bearing seizes & the 'fan belt' goes t1ts up
I will have look tomorrow . that was replaced too in april  :y
You'll never know now, but it's easy to misalign a groove of the belt with one of the pulleys' grooves ....
I may have done that . the way the belt is stripped of its grooves there is something amiss
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Re: drive belt
« Reply #5 on: 14 October 2018, 02:03:35 »

Damper pulley breaking up :-\
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Re: drive belt
« Reply #6 on: 14 October 2018, 13:32:55 »

Damper pulley breaking up :-\
its absolutely peeing down here so I have just braved getting soaked to look at the tensioner. pulley wheel is stuck solid. so have had a look at new a new one.  queer at Andrew page that part is dearer than a complete tensioner.
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Re: drive belt
« Reply #7 on: 14 October 2018, 13:34:05 »

is the tensioner still OK? Tensioner bearing seizes & the 'fan belt' goes t1ts up
that's what has happened
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Re: drive belt
« Reply #8 on: 14 October 2018, 14:22:49 »

is the tensioner still OK? Tensioner bearing seizes & the 'fan belt' goes t1ts up
that's what has happened
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Re: drive belt
« Reply #9 on: 14 October 2018, 15:18:06 »

is the tensioner still OK? Tensioner bearing seizes & the 'fan belt' goes t1ts up
that's what has happened
I have had a couple fail, and now regrease the pulley bearings every 2 years. But you say in post 2 that this was new in April, if so it should not have failed yet.
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Re: drive belt
« Reply #10 on: 14 October 2018, 17:28:17 »

Buy genuine...  :y
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