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Old 08-19-2005, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default Quick question about belts

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Can drive belts get sloppy after extended use? The car in question is a XXX4 4WD buggy. The problem is that whenever I touch the brake, it sounds like the belt is skipping. At hard braking it litteraly sounds like the thing is falling apart; I mean, there's HUGE skipping...I think.
I've had the entire drivetrain disassembled and noticed nothing wrong. The problem does not exist when on the throttle.

Perhaps someone has other ideas?
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Old 08-19-2005, 02:15 PM   #2
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Over time belt will wear out...mostly stretch.

As far as belts skipping under braking, I thought that was a common thing with th XXX4. I don't think it's a problem, I just think it's normal for the belt to skip while under deacceleration on this car. Try tightning your belt or get a new one if it's bad.

Maybe some more familar with this car can help more.
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Old 08-19-2005, 03:43 PM   #3
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Skipping belt under braking is very common with that car. It sounds horrible under braking.
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:14 PM   #4
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If you do Experience the belts skipping . It is normal .. But if your replacing your belts ,make sure to replace the pulleys also .. as they do tend to wear , and can cause new belts to wear faster ...
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