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Old 03-09-2010, 08:22 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by hypermiler01 View Post
The main problem was misalignment of the tensioner, which was running crooked so the belt was running on the edge of the pulley. Solved with a new tensioner.

Why take everything apart and add shims when spending an extra $10 for the premium belt achieved the same result?
Spending an extra $10 doesn't always achieve the same result. You got lucky, while thousands of other Caravan owners got ripped off with no service recall to cover the issues, even after the belts literally will jump right off the accessories, often ending in a stranded vehicle because of loss of power due to very quick battery drain.
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