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Your first step is to inspect the belts for wear and the correct tension.

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When a synchronous (timing) belt is tensioned, the belt stretches and the distance (pitch) between its teeth increases. When correctly tensioned to the manufacturers specification, the distance between the belt teeth best matches the fixed distance between the sprocket teeth. Under-tensioning will allow the belt teeth to ride up on the sprocket teeth causing wear of the material covering the belt teeth, and in extreme cases, allow belt ratcheting (tooth jumping). Over-tensioning also causes a tooth pitch mismatch, causing accelerated wear and additional frictional heat that also reduces service life. Both conditions exhibit increased noise.

Aftermarket belts have different construction and materials than the OEM Gates belts, so the tension specification that are correct for Gates belts are not correct for aftermarket belts. Use the tension specified by the aftermarket belt manufacturer.
 
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