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Old 05-09-2014, 08:55 PM   #1
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Brand new belt broken

Alright fellas I have an 03 gt. The ac compressor went out and locked the pulley so I went out and got an 80 3/8" inch belt to bypass it. Fits perfectly to what I can tell tension wise but checked out some squeaking today and it's already torn. The belt's about 2 weeks old whichever brand Oreily's carries. The groove closest to the alternator is the one tearing.

Could it be another bad pulley? Too tight of a belt or is it just repping too quickly? Bad alignment? Not too sure but either way until I get the compressor I'd rather not have to by a 20-30$ belt every week and a half.

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Old 05-09-2014, 11:57 PM   #2
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Can you install an A/C delete pulley and just use the normal size belt until you can get the compressor again?

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Old 05-10-2014, 08:12 AM   #3
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if you are hearing squealing and belt damage, then I would suspect another bad pully, improper belt size, or possibly even harmonic balancer issues.
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