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fourth serpintine belt this year

Don't know what going on here but I'm going through belts like crazy. New tensioner and idler put on a month ago. When I have the truck running and I look at the belt from the pass side, down below the crank pully, bottom one has a slight wobble. Not completley solid like the others. Stupid question but is that normal?

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No not Normal. Serp belts and pullys have to be true. They are not like the old v belts that could slap and twist around with no big problems.

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Not normal, but maybe this also has something to do with your water pump problem.

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with a water pump hub not being true it's much easier to throw a belt because the pulley is smooth.

grab a hold of your fan and see if any of it moves in and out. If the water pump has play in it you should know pretty quickly

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