Serpentine belt ripped twice

Asked by Miata8314 Jan 31, 2020 at 09:20 AM about the 2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a2002 Miata and my serpentine belt
ripped and then I changed it and it ripped
again what could be the cause?

2 Answers


A bad or misaligned pulley, or one of the belt driven accessories seized. I'd start by checking the tensioner and idler pulleys.

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Yeah...I'm going to guess a locking-up ac compressor. Otherwise a frozen idler would squeal like crazy.

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