We bought a new belt for our 1999 oldsmobile silhouette and the belt will not stay on teh crank. What should we do?

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Asked by Jan 29, 2017 at 06:03 PM about the 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Check the belt routing diagram that should be under the hood. If the belt is installed correctly the tensioner may be weak and allowing the belt to come off. Or you may have been sold a belt that's too long because the guy at the auto parts store looked it up wrong or pull the wrong belt. HTH. -Jim

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Whatever is going on happened to the old belt. it got shredded so we bought a new belt and it is the correct one, but it looks like the crank isn't lined up with the other pulley and it is causing the belt to come off of the crank. Could it be a misalignment if a pulley or shaft somewhere and if so, how do we figure it out?

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It is likely that the harmonic balancer (crank pulley assembly) is bad and has separated from it's rubber isolating material. This causes the belt to be miss-aligned and come off.

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