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I have a 2005 malibu vride and this year we have been going through belts every 5 or 10 hours. We had one belt snap and now it is just chewing up the belts in like 2 or 3 inch sections.

I checked the pulleys and there isn't any rough spots and everything is spinning freely. We tried to leave the last one a little bit looser thinking we might have been putting them on too tight but its still chewing them up. Anyone else have this problem or know of a fix for it?

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A really thorough inspection of the system is needed. Do it while running with good lighting and then again with the engine off and belt off. Sounds a bit like an alignment issue.

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Do you have the original belt to compare to the new one(s)?

In late 93 I bought a new 94 boat. After I sold it, the 2nd owner called and asked if I had any problems with it chewing up belts. He had the alternator checked, rebuilt and eventually replaced.

Still had the same problem. Eventually a shop discovered that even though the boat was a 94 the engine was a 93. The 93 required a different belt than a 94.

something else to check.

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