Shredded Fan Belts

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Oct 13, 2003
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Both of my main fan belts have self destructed...

OEM Toyota belts 7800 miles.


Any thoughts ?
 
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Apr 3, 2003
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Installed too tight that luckily they went before the bearings did?

Any of the bearings/pulleys wobble as they rotate?
 
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Levant, Maine
If you haven't removed the belts yet, then remove the belts and rotate any component that the belts drive. Alternator, p/s pump, water pump etc. Any of them feel tight, make a grinding noise? Chances are you have a bearing on it's way out and momentarily seized causing the belts to shred.
 
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I put them on...

They went on hard, the existing belts were routed outside the idler, idler running on the V. The shredded set were put on "correctly". That was pre FSM so tonight I will make sure of the routing.

Good news is the dealer will warranty the belts, bads news is they are a PITA to swap out.

As an aside these belts saw some 95 MPH, -30 degree miles at Christmas. can't see that doing them any good at all.
 
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