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

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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.

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

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

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

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