serpentine belt came off

Asked by Feb 26, 2017 at 11:07 AM about the 2001 Ford Explorer XLT AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

what would cause a serpentine belt to come off. It is not broke or cracked. came off while driving

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More than likely you have a bad belt tensioner, and bad idler pulleys that the belt rides on. Should replace all idler pulleys and the belt tensioner.

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Also check crank damper pulley if rubber Vibration damper is cracked or oily and soft Pulley can flex and throw belt off.

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