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What causes a serpentine belt to break? Serpentine belt failure — Most common causes A serpentine belt can fail in several ways: • A complete break. Usually caused by a seized pulley • Rib wear that causes the belt to slip and wear. Usually caused by a binding idler roller • Edge fraying that reduces grip. Usually caused by a component that’s out of alignment with the other components. • Contamination. Rubber degradation due to oil or coolant leaks and debris accumulation. Use of spray lubricants or “belt dressing”. Worn/seized … Read More