Why is the Alternator/water pump belt constantly braking on our "92 or '93 Capri.


Asked by Oct 28, 2015 at 05:02 PM about the 1992 Mercury Capri 2 Dr STD Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We have replaced this belt 5 times due to breaking. Have tried everything we
know, help!!!!!!! any suggestions

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Kelly Mayo

need more info..is it something like a flaw in /a pully/bad bearing in anythig tha turns... ALIGNMENT PROBLEM...yep.


I have a 91 & 92 capri for over 20 years and always had that problem AFTER the original belt wore out . The replacement belt that everyone sells are to narrow .They will not last . Try changing a belt at 2:00 am on an interstate with nothing but a flash light . I did . After lots of looking around I found the only belt that lasts .Go to Carquest and get belt XL9360 made by Gates. size 15/32 x 36&3/8 . I never had one brake . After a month of driving re adjust the tension .

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