So... my serpentine belt gave out.

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Old 02-07-2009, 11:46 PM
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More frightening than the cost of the belt is how far over I'll have to bend at the dealer for installation charges.
 
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I want my Accord back.



Just kidding.
 
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I wonder if belt was over-tightened from factory. I've never replaced any of these belts until 100K on any car I have owned. My '02 Maxima has about 78K miles and belts look like new. I did do 60K timing belt replacements on a few cars though.
The belt can not be "over-tightened" unless the auto-tensioner is defective. -The service manual section EM-141 states belt tension is automatically adjusted by drive belt tensioner. Looks like a case of an inferior belt to me. Thanks for the heads up, I'll have to change my own soon just to be safe.
 
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:04 PM
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I think it is insane that a serpentine belt goes @30k, I can't believe what I'm reading. That is freakin ridiculous. Is everyone as shocked as me? Why is this an issue @ 30k? 100k o.k. I could understand.
 
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:06 PM
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i think its about right on this car 30-40
 
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:08 PM
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I gotta go look at my manual...
 
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:19 PM
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Ok Kook Yaar, your right. Dang that sucks though!
 
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I just picked my car up used with 28K miles 3 months ago. Dropped it off for complimentary first oil change and a brake check for some shudder. Front rotors warped, getting them turned. I was irked though hen they told me the belts needed ot be replaced. They are fraying. Then being told that 30K is normal.. I had to remind myself to remain calm because I haven't owned this car long enough to alienate a dealer by complaining too much :P

Then I come on here and find it's really not uncommon for this car... Kinda disappointing after putting nearly 100K on my Sentra SE-R with the 2.5QR before trading it in, without the serpentine belt looking or feeling any worse than when I bought it 6.5+ years ago. At least I know now the belts are quite simple to replace next time I need them.
 
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:58 PM
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I'm at 50k and haven't had my replaced yet, popping the hood is it visible? I guess I need to look at it and see if mine frayed.
 
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im at 45k+ and still belt seems to be good for another 8-10k.
 
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:21 PM
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Kool Yaar, my fearless leader LOL!!! Thanks for that update!
 
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Old 01-16-2010, 05:02 PM
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^ lol. np just hope im right and it actually stays in a good shape for some time to come!
 
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:08 AM
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I went ahead got it replaced, although I looked (and was told) the belt was still in good shape. That post about the belt going scared me into doing it
 

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i had both belts replaced at the dealer at 53k miles. They said it had some deep cracks in it. It was only 109 with parts and labor. (20 bucks for the belt, and 1 hr of labor). I had a coupon for 19.99 oil/filter change and tire rotation so I didn't complain too much.
 
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:40 PM
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dohturdima: Was it an easy 20-30 minute job like the service manual shows it to be?
I didn't do it myself (edited that post to reflect this), just bought the belt at the dealership and brought it to my mechanic. He did it while I was waiting and it was less than 30 mins (it was his first time replacing a serpentine belt on a 2007+ G).
 

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