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.
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.
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 ...