alternator belt keeps breaking

Asked by Sep 11, 2016 at 05:03 PM about the 2000 Dodge Neon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Can broken motor mounts cause my alternator belt
to keep breaking on 2000 neon

4 Answers

17,265

You can buy a better high quality belt than the cheaper standard belts. The alternator is attached to the engine if its moving around because a motor mount is bad would not cause this unless its rubbing against items under the hood that remain stationary. I would check alignment and pulley condition and being over stretched upon first installation of the belt.

17,265

Check the condition of the alternator being hard to turn it should be easy to spin the pulley.

17,265

Check that all pulleys are easy to spin and are not loose or wobble

49,365

Check the crankshaft pulley. It may be coming apart tossing the belt off due to misalignment.

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