Ribbed Belt Technical Information

Hardened, polished flanks

  1. Incorrect tensioning
  2. Belt strength member damaged by incorrect installation

Solution

  1. Change belt, set the correct tension
  2. Change belt and fit correctly

Uneven section wear

  1. Pulleys not aligned
  2. High belt vibrations

Solution

  1. Check drive; align pulleys that are not in line and if necessary replace; change bel
  2. Check tension, if necessary re-tension belt or change

Belt running noise

  1. Tension too low
  2. Service life exceeded

Solution

  1. Re-tension belt or change
  2. Change belt

Cracks and spalling in the belt ribs

  1. Belt tension too low/high
  2. Service life exceeded
  3. Foreign bodies

Solution

  1. Change belt, set the correct tension
  2. Change belt

Belt breaks after a short running time

  1. Strength member damaged as a consequence of incorrect installation
  2. Tension too high

Solution

  1. Change belt and fit correctly
  2. Change belt, set the correct tension

Belt contaminated

  1. Leakage from the engine or the accessories (e.g. leakage of oil, anti-freeze etc.)

Solution

  1. Stop leakage, change belt