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Old 12-19-2008, 11:19 PM
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Ice on my belt.. slipping?

I was ramaging around in my engine bay seeing if I could find out where that metal piece had come from when I ran across something that I might be worried about. There's ice built up in the grooves of my belt, and I was wondering if that could be why it's slipping.

It's a relatively new belt.. bought it last August. THere's no cracks that I could see, but there's just a bunch of ice built up in the grooves. Being too impatient to just let the ice melt, I took the belt off and used an air compresser to blow the ice out, and on my way home drove normally. I didn't notice any slipping (but then again, I'm not really too observant.. my radio could stop working and I wouldn't notice..) But when I got back to the house I checked it again and saw that there was ice in my belt AGAIN!

Is it normal? Can I prevent this somehow?
 
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:54 AM
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Where you bucking a lot of snow? Lots of fine powder snow?
 
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:57 AM
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I have been the last few days, but on my way home I hadn't at all, the roads are all ice. I had only driven for about 45 minutes, as well.

Just went driving again, and my belt was squealin now! I pulled over to look at it and saw that darn ice again.. I'm worried something wrong, or that my belt might break. Is that possible?
 
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:25 AM
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I have been the last few days, but on my way home I hadn't at all, the roads are all ice. I had only driven for about 45 minutes, as well.

Just went driving again, and my belt was squealin now! I pulled over to look at it and saw that darn ice again.. I'm worried something wrong, or that my belt might break. Is that possible?

is yoru belt a vbelt or serpentine?
 
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:28 AM
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The belt can break or jump off with ice/snow/cold water hit it in the right spot.
Trying to think of other ways water or anything else can make it in to the pulleys.
Do you have a cover on the front?
 
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:31 AM
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what does everyone think about it being a sticking fan clutch?
 
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It might but where is the ice coming from.
 
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the snow piles she run over on the ice rac ing track.. its in her fan shroud or infront of the radiator slowly melting i bet.
 
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That would be enough to get onto the pulleys.
 
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I was going around a turn, and my tires turned... but my truck didn't! I plowed right through the burm and into the other lane,
has somthing to do with the snow on belts i bet.
 
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That would be enough to get onto the pulleys.

bethal! isnt that where that vampire movie was filmed?
 
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Laugh like heck at that for what they though of alaska.
Plus they had the pipeline in wrong place.
 
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HAHAH! ya that was a prety crazy movie.
 
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do some thing about this skidplate/shield
 
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i like these racing stripes! i need some on my truck.. if mine was only one color!!!

 
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