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Old 09-08-2017, 08:05 AM   #1
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Get a free serpentine belt wear gauge!

And learn about modern serpentine belts.

http://www.gates.com/products/automo...elt-wear-gauge
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:25 AM   #2
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The serpentine belt on my wife's 2005 Camry has 148,000 miles on it and looks like new so I haven't changed it. It exhibits not of the problems mentioned in the above link but I wonder is it OK or should I change it?
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:01 AM   #3
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I'm running the original one on my car, too.
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How many miles?
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Old 09-08-2017, 01:21 PM   #5
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How many miles?
Just over 70k, but I assume the 10 yrs has been harder on it than the miles. In any case, the last time it was in for maintenance at Toyota, it passed the basic inspection, so I'm running with it until it starts squealing at me lol.
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Old 09-08-2017, 03:14 PM   #6
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According to the link above to Gates serpentine belt made after 2000 can only be inspected with their gauge. They don't show wear like they used to.

I don't really know what the truth is. The belt on my wife's Camry is 13 years old and has 147,000 miles on it. When I get the gauge I fully expected to show the belt is "Worn out". However, it doesn't squeal it doesn't slip and it doesn't give any indication at all that it's not doing what it supposed to.
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Tough call. Probably worth replacing to avoid future issues, eh?
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Old 09-08-2017, 06:04 PM   #8
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Prolly going to change it when I get the gauge and test the belt with it.

IF it fails!

PS I do check the belt every week.
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