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jay

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« on: June 08, 2009, 10:44:22 PM »
hi, i recently bought a 350 odyssey it ran great until I weared out the drive belt, found some belts on ebay for about 40$ each so i bought two of them, but they dont last very long,(about 3hrs each) can it be the clutch wearing them out to nothing or are they just cheap belts?

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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2009, 11:24:48 PM »
Even cheap belts should last longer than 3 hours each.  What is the condition of the clutch faces?  Are they smooth without any damage?  A clutch face that is damaged will eat belts quickly.

Check to see that both clutches are operating properly.  If your clutches are not opening and closing properly, that will cause excess belt wear.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2009, 05:27:26 PM »
I had sharp edges down in my 350's driven that would chew up the belt at higher speeds. I went through a few belts before I found that one.
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009, 04:16:35 PM »
the clutch are okay, i found out the belt is rubbing on the axle underneath.(u joint).did this thing come with some sort of belt gaurd/roller/tensionner that i may be missing??

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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009, 06:49:41 PM »
No, it's normal for the belt to touch the u joint.
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2009, 05:41:50 AM »
Yeah I would definitely check the clutch faces. Even a very subtle bur on the clutch face will destroy a belt. May have been there or created by accident when changing your belt. Also what kind of wear is on the belt i.e. a groove worn in the belt or they get stretched out, does it get to hot and melt.? The condition of a used belt will give you a good troubleshooting guide. Compare your old belt to the new belts for size etc.