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Step-by-Step Industrial Belt Drive Maintenance

Belt drives are the most cost effective, reliable means of shaft-to-shaft power transmission speed change but they require regular inspection ...
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Top 3 Timing Belt Tools and Tips

Timing belt maintenance requires precision and patience. One wrong move in belt alignment and the vehicle can experience a number of issues ...
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Timing Belts: 3 Signs of Failure

It’s often called the neglected belt yet can cause serious damage when overlooked ...
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Where do I find belt routing diagrams?

Dayco has more than 16,000 belt routing diagrams available on its Find Your Part search platform. If you come across a specific part number that does not have ...
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Belt Tools Help Reduce Comebacks

Belt Tools Help Reduce Comebacks

At Dayco, we’ve learned that some technicians aren’t checking total system alignment, they are only checking the belt itself. Below we outline two ...
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Front End Accessory Drive System Maintenance for Heavy-Duty Trucks

Just like many other components on today’s class 4-8 trucks, it’s important that mechanics look at the belt, pulley and tensioner as a whole system ...
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Signs of a Bad Belt Tensioner

Often times during a drive belt change, the tensioner may get overlooked. This can be problematic given the tensioner has a big job to do and ...
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Problematic Automotive Belt Drive Systems

Automotive belt drive systems have become significantly more complicated over the past 25+ years. OEMs continue to add accessories and ...
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Serpentine Belt Inspection

Most modern vehicles use serpentine belts that are now made with EPDM compounds. But EPDM belts wear differently than the earlier ...
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How to Tell when an Idler or Tensioner Pulley Needs to be Replaced

How to Tell when an Idler or Tensioner Pulley Needs to be Replaced

Did you know that one of the most common causes of serpentine belt failure is a pulley with worn bearings? That’s because a pulley’s job is ...
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How to Fix Serpentine Belt Noise

If a newly installed serpentine belt  is making noise, it is a sign of a problem within the engine’s front end drive system ...
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Automotive Water Pump Repair

The purpose of a car’s water pump is to push coolant through the car's engine block, radiator and hoses to help pull heat away from the system ...
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