This is a discussion on Torn belt...again within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; About a month back, my serpentine belt tore off on the highway. Before it did that, there was a chirping/squeeling ...
05-18-2008, 06:53 PM #1
About a month back, my serpentine belt tore off on the highway. Before it did that, there was a chirping/squeeling sounds comming from it. It was def hitting something. I changed my water pump about 3 months ago and changed my belts at the same time. This will be the 3rd belt im changing in 3 months!! I dont know whats wrong with it, but it keeps tearing. Once it starts chirping, i know the end is near. What the hell could it be. Is the tensioner suppose to move? Last time i changed it, my friend held the tensioner down with a wrench and i slipped the belt on. What could be causing it to come off and tear. Would WD-40 on the tensioner work. My only concern is that the belt might slip off the pulley?
05-18-2008, 07:08 PM #2
yes the belt tensioner is supposed to move, but it also has to have tension pushing/guiding the belt can be your water pump installed incorrectly or the tensioner itself going bad
05-18-2008, 07:12 PM #3
Another suggestion...your water pump pulley is just barely off of what the the other pulleys are. It sounds as if the problem started after changing the water pump, correct?
05-18-2008, 07:12 PM #4
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#1 what kind of belt are u using???? i had the same problem with aftermarket belts so i went to gm and used there belt and never had a problen . when i keep riping belts they would jump off on to the tensioner pully and riped rip by rib off u used ever type or belt gater back only lasted 2 weeks
05-18-2008, 07:27 PM #5
im using a goodyear gatorback belt and have the asp crankpulley with zero issues
05-18-2008, 07:44 PM #6
It's not uncommon for people to think they have the water pump pulley on all they after doing a water pump changeout. Sounds like a dead giveaway that's your problem since you just changed your pump and now you're throwing belts. It's probably really close to inline since you're able to run for a week or so on one belt...but the pulley still probably needs to be cranked on just a hair more.
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