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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-11-2000, 10:14 AM
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How to keep belts in place?

Well after ALOT of work to make sure my power steering belt is straight and also moving to a narrower belt (a 15 series down from the 17 series the factory calls for) I still manage to throw the belt at REALLY HIGH RPM.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img] This will happen when I am in a situation that I have to use ALOT of the skinny pedal on the right! My question is what do guys with High Performance Motors do? Serpentine (spell) belt? I have thought about changing from the v-belts but I was afraid of not being able to fix a serpentine belt in a pinch on the trail. I carry an extra of both the power steering and the alternator belts just in case. What if any are my options? This starting to really get to me, I end up putting the belt back on two or three times per wheelin' trip. Thanks


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-11-2000, 11:34 AM
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Re: How to keep belts in place?

I've seen this happen on an F150 (long story that makes me mad again just thinking about it). We found that there was a little bit of play in the water pump pulley. Not much, but we could jiggle it by hand. We replaced the water pump and pulley and the problem went away!

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Re: How to keep belts in place?

I was just thinkin' about that very thing.....looking in a JEG'S and noticed water pump pulley spacers......got me thinkin'[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] I will check that tonight!


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