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Replace a Spare part V-ribbed belt – a defective one or if the limit of use has been already reached. Find out useful information about V-ribbed belt

Faults of V-ribbed belt

  • wear of the belt;
  • fall from the pulley;
  • chipping belt;
  • breakage of Alternator belt.

Symptoms of Alternator belt faults

  • whistle and noise in the work area;
  • slipping and vibration of the belt;
  • shine and sheen on the back side of the part;
  • lack of the engine cooling;
  • absence of rib elements;
  • twisting during movement;
  • the presence of stains and traces of oil on the surface of the belt;
  • clogging of the rib grooves;
  • damage to the edges;
  • damage and rupture of the belt base layer;
  • the loss of battery charge;
  • cracks and exposed fibers at the surface of the belt.

Causes of V-ribbed belt fault

  • plaque on the outside;
  • pulley misalignment;
  • clogging by solid particles between the belt and the pulley;
  • impact of high temperatures;
  • chipping of the ribs;
  • detachment of the upper layer and the working surface;
  • tensioner is locked;
  • incorrect installation of the belt;
  • mechanical stress;
  • deflection and misalignment of pulleys;
  • insufficient tension.


Diagnosis is recommended during every oil change every 10 000-15 000 km. First, you need to inspect the belt. In the presence of strong external damage the item should be replaced. Presence of small cracks on the edges is allowed. If the distance between the cracks is less than one centimeter, the level of the belt wear has exceeded 80%. Then you need to inspect the pulleys for the presence of foreign particles. Use a special tool to check the grooves. It must be positioned at the inner side of the belt. Lowering the tool on or below the level of the grooves indicates fault. You can check by hand whether the belt has slipped out of the pulley.

Replacing the Alternator belt

The maximum capacity of the V-ribbed belt is 4 years of operation, after the expiry the item needs to be replaced. Repair and restoration work concerning the belt are not held. Before removing the belt it is necessary to remove the top of the air filter and a flow meter. Then extract the solenoid valve, dismantle the bottom of the air filter. To remove the belt, loosen the tensioner. When installing a new part it must be placed in the middle of the pulley, unscrewing the tensioner screw. install all the items in reverse order.

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