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Old 04-14-2002, 01:37 PM
Billybob Billybob is offline
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Location: Cape Cod Massachusetts
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Lightbulb Disintegrating Belt?

"All over the front of the engine"? Under the hood? Could be a disintegrating drive belt! I had a seprentine belt that was running over a locked up AC compressor/clutch and I noticed that the top side of the belt was covered with very fine rubber particles. A closer examination showed the belt apparently was disintigrating from the heat and friction. You couldn't see this with the engine running, I noticed it when I shut it down. The belt was running over and around the locked up pulley!

I would assume any misalignment of pullies and belt could chew the belt apart also!
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