I have never changed the fan belt on the car. During my trip to Mansfield I found the belt was starting to slip and I could not tighten it any more. When I got home I took it off to see what was up.
Well this is not good. Time for a new belt. According to the internet the factory fan belt was 38.5″ and 11/32″ wide. That belt size is no longer available. The belt I took off was 39″. I am going to try a shorter one…
Pulleys look good. The generator bearings feel great. There is a little wiggle in the water pump bearing but it is not leaking so I will leave it for now.
I ordered this belt from NAPA. It is 38″ long and very green which I don’t like. That green color means it is a heavy-duty belt. It is also too short. I could not get it over the pulleys. I ordered a 39″ belt in non-heavy duty black.
This is attempt #2. It is a NAPA 5L390 which is a rebranded Gates 3390.
The belt is tight but I am right at the end if the adjustment. If the belt stretches at all I will have to work out some sort of way of extending the range that the generator can pivot. But this is good for now.