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Old 08-08-2007, 05:09 PM
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Default Power Steering & Alternator Belt coming off

Just curious if anyone is having this problem or have a fix it solution

I race my Neon just for clarification as when I drive it on the street - the belts are fine. This issue has just started on my 3rd or 4th season of racing my little neon!

Regulary when racing - going from 2nd to 3rd or 3rd to 2nd - I am loosing either the Power Steering belt or the Alternator belt - or both belts.

I have lost my Power Steering belt once going from 3rd to 4th while apexing right!

I lost both Belts at the start of the race in Houston this past weekend - the Neon behind me saw the belts come off. Basically I started to speed up expecting the green flag when the cars in front of me started to brake - I came off the gas and started to break and downshifted from 3rd to 2nd and both belts came off

The belts are brand new and I just put them on 3 weekends earlier when I lost both belts in a qualify session at Barber.

I have changed out my power steering pump twice in the past year - but the loosing of the belts has been going on for awhile.

I also have been driving/pushing my little neon harder as I am more comfortable with the limits of my Neon.
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Alignment would be my first guess.
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i had that problem when i first bought mine
the second time it happened i looked closer and the crank pulley had a dent in it like someone tried to pry it off
i replaced it and haven't had any problems
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I am loosing
If this was a spelling bee you'd be "losing". theres a big ****ing difference between "Lose" and "loose", especially when talking cars. Loose means not tight as lose means to leave something without knowledge towhere it is or to not win.
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That was tricky to align - any suggestions on how you would align them?

I ended up using a yard stick - I would lay the stick across the pulley of the Power steering and outer pulley of the Crank until it was flush

Then I did the same thing for the Alternator Pulley and inner track of the pulley on the Crank.

That took some tweaking - ended up setting the Alternator pulley 1st then adjusted the Power Steering until I had it what I think is aligned - but still losing Belts!

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i had that problem when i first bought mine
the second time it happened i looked closer and the crank pulley had a dent in it like someone tried to pry it off
i replaced it and haven't had any problems
I did swap mine with another used one I had about 3 weeks ago - the 2 of the last 3 races I lost either both belts or just the Power Steering belt.

Thanks for the suggestion - might look into buying a new one as I dropped one of them while taking it off.
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If this was a spelling bee you'd be "losing". theres a bigdifference between "Lose" and "loose", especially when talking cars. Loose means not tight as lose means to leave something without knowledge towhere it is or to not win.
I guess I am luckythis is not a spelling bee

I will take note that there is a wannabe out there checking my spelling! Not that I would do much about it!

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If this was a spelling bee you'd be "losing". theres a bigdifference between "Lose" and "loose", especially when talking cars. Loose means not tight as lose means to leave something without knowledge towhere it is or to not win.
I guess if I was to lower my IQ to wannabe level and be as dorky as wannabe- I would question if you are actually hearing me talk or are you just reading what I type and don't have a clue about the difference about talking or reading? or did you come up a few words short and meant to type " when talkingABOUT cars"? Yes it is past the '90's and cars do have recordings that will play little messages back like travel directions and/or fasten your seatbelts etc - but do cars really talk?? or have you been watching Disney little movie Cars a little too much? Is Lightning McQueen your Hero??

Take a Chill Pill wannabe!

Show that you are some what intelligent and drop the F Word -I am not asking for much - from a wannabe!
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Default RE: Power Steering & Alternator Belt coming off

Check the endplay of your crank, i had one motor that wore the thrust bearing so bad it was doing that.
stock pulleys are junk. i think i would try another one. maybe get a new one instead of used.
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i don't know muchon this subject but have encontered this problem with a diffrent car (mazda predege). After reinstalling new belts every three months she(some elses car) took it to the dealer and they told her she needed a new engine. She did drive like Dale Jr. everwhere.

i would think that it's either the pully alignment or something is up the alternator or water pump. Are there any symtoms such as belts screaming
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Check the endplay of your crank, i had one motor that wore the thrust bearing so bad it was doing that.
stock pulleys are junk. i think i would try another one. maybe get a new one instead of used.
Thanks for the info - I have a new Pulley on order for the Crank and will give it a try - hopefully it comes in before I go to Pocono
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