Results 1 to 4 of 4

Chewed up new serpentine belt?????

This is a discussion on Chewed up new serpentine belt????? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I replaced my alternator the other day and put on a new Dayco(cheap belt friend had laying around) serpentine belt ...

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Auburn, GA
    Age
    36
    Posts
    32

    Green
    1998 Trans AM

    Chewed up new serpentine belt?????

    I replaced my alternator the other day and put on a new Dayco(cheap belt friend had laying around) serpentine belt on it that I broke last night. I only had about 30 miles or so on the belt. It did not break it in half but shredded it along the length of the belt, kind of like it just unraveled. Today I bought a Goodyear Gatorback belt and put it on. I was looking at how it was riding on all the pullies and it seemed to be fine except for the small pulley down left from the power steering pulley. Its riding more to the front on this pulley, but is still on the pulley. Its not hanging off of this pulley any or anything, but now I am nervous that its not riding where it should be. My alternator and everything is seated into the right spot and snug to the block. Has anyone else had this problem and what was the reason. My tensioner pulley seems pretty tight. Could it have been the Dayco belt and do I need to worry about my Gatorback belt splitting like this.

    Thanks for the help and sorry to ramble.

  2. #2
    Life in the Fast lane sunsetorangess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Bragg NC
    Posts
    2,835

    Met. Sunset Orange
    01 SS

    Drive it around and pull over and take a look at the belt. Chances are the belt you got from your buddy was already on its last leg and finaly let go. Did the new alt come with a pulley? If not did you seat the pulley on all the way? Post up pics of the belt on the idler pulley and we can tell ya if its riding right or not..
    J
    2001 SS, Its not the car its the Driver that matters....

  3. #3
    Moderator Cutlass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    6,997

    1999 Formula WS6 M6-sold
    2001 Silverado Z71

    Edge shredding can also happens if you install the belt one groove off on any of the pulleys

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Auburn, GA
    Age
    36
    Posts
    32

    Green
    1998 Trans AM

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetorangess View Post
    Drive it around and pull over and take a look at the belt. Chances are the belt you got from your buddy was already on its last leg and finaly let go. Did the new alt come with a pulley? If not did you seat the pulley on all the way? Post up pics of the belt on the idler pulley and we can tell ya if its riding right or not..
    J
    Yes my new alt came with a pulley, I just drove about 40 miles or so and I got on hard a couple times and checked when I got home and the belt looks normal. Its seated in the center of all the pulley's so I am hoping I am safe. I am still going to drive around with a spare belt in the back for a while just in case. Thanks for the input.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Help: Serpentine belt
    By derekbuckner1 in forum General Help
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 08-15-2012, 07:44 AM
  2. Question: serpentine belt
    By txoutlaw69 in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-19-2012, 06:56 PM
  3. Serpentine belt
    By 00hawk109 in forum External Engine
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-20-2009, 04:14 PM
  4. Serpentine belt
    By derbs in forum LT1
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-28-2007, 05:54 PM
  5. serpentine belt help!!
    By 2kss in forum Camaro / SS
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-06-2007, 10:45 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •