have a 2000 dodge caravan why does the belt fall off when it gets wet

Asked by Feb 10, 2015 at 04:32 PM about the 2000 Dodge Caravan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when ever it rains or even snows if the belt gets wet it comes off,can you tell me why,and can it be fixed where this doesn't happen anymore

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You may have a pulley alignment or idler pully issue. In dry conditions, there may be enough friction or grip to hold the belt on, but in wet conditions, it slips off. I would recommend having the pulleys checked for alignment. There could be a loose bracket on a pump, or the idler pulley could be worn.

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When a belt wears it does not wear exactly even .. the moisture is absorbed and the tension increases/decreases on one side of the belt causing the belt to wander off the pulley. I also suspect there is misalignment in the pulleys

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Also ... you did not indicate if you changed the belt ... no matter what the problem is ... change the belt

A gated idler pulley in place of tentioner pulley. Read carefully, just the pulley you need the tentioner

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