We've been recently having an issue with our 1989 ford tempo. It has shredded several alternator belts in the last 6 months. After the last time the belt got destroyed I examined the alternator pulley and noticed that the alternator pully and the crankshaft that it connects to dont seem to be centered. That is, the alternator pulley is a little bit left of the crankshaft and I think it's causing the belt to rub. There is a diagram of my setup at this link:
I guess my question is, can I adjust that crankshaft that alternator pulley is connected to? and would that cause issues with the rest of the belts in the system?
When I say the crankshaft I mean the pulley in between the alternator and ac compressor that runs both belts.
Also, when I say the alternator pulley is to the left I mean that it sticks out farther away from the engine like the pulley neck is too long. Probably a little less than a fourth of an inch.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.