Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 19:57:55 -0500
From: Fred W <>
Subject: Re: Tossed a belt...

JohnO wrote: > Just got a call from my son, from what I gather over the phone his '94 > 900 just tossed its serpentine belt. > > He says the belt is pretty weell cracked on the inside, but what are > the chances the water pump or something else caused this? Is there a > typical failure in play here, or (hopefully) just an old bad belt? > > And, is this something I can replace myself with basic tools? > > -John O > There is a very good chance that the reason it threw the belt was the idler pully. These seem to fail more often than belts. Have him spin each of the pulleys and feel for one that is bound/binding. If bad, a new belt will be tossed just as quickly. -- -Fred W

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