Re: Accessory Drive Belt -- How Much Cracking is Normal?
"RT" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> On Sat, 11 Feb 2006 04:03:44 GMT, "Summer Wind"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>I have 45,000 miles on my accessory drive belt that is rated for 60,000
>>miles. There is cracking on the ribs, parallel to the width of the belt,
>>but the belt is intact. Is this considered normal, or should I replace
> Some cracking is normal. I would also consider the environment you are
> in. If it's very hot a lot you probably want to replace it sooner than
> at 60K. They're not that expensive and it WILL strand you if it breaks
> on the road.
After I replace my first one, I carry the old one in that vehicle as a
spare, cheap insurance against being left stranded...