Serpentine belt

Asked by Jan 03, 2017 at 06:39 PM about the 1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Cool Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is there supposed to be a cover or
something to protect the serpentine belt? If I
hit a puddle of water it blows my belt off
instantly.

3 Answers

23,295

Probably, you think?? Who puts up with nonsense like this? You're serious? The belt came off with a puddle of water? Really? How long have you owned this car? Take it to a mechanic and see what you need or don't drive this POS.

86,685

I suspect your belt is loose due to a faulty tensioner or maybe it is just out of adjustment. Most covers I have seen are on the top of the engine to keep your hands out of the belt. Off road cars will usually have skid plate or splash guard underneath.

76,375

Yes like F.o.R. says, more than likely you need a new belt tensioner, and probably new idler pulleys. If the belt is older replace that also.

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