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Recheck Belt Tension


The belts will stretch with use. Check and adjust again after 100 miles of use.

Check the temperature of the pulley after a short drive. If the belt is working too much because there is not enough belt tension or the nut is not tight and the shieves are wobbling, then the pulley will get very hot. This will lead to premature belt failure.

Carry an extra belt in your emergency kit. I carry two. Belt and pulley problems are some of the most common reason for road side repairs. If you are prepaired you should not need to have the car towed home.
Last modified: Sun, 30 Jan 2005


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