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Well, that didn’t last long.
Driving to get ceramic coating and the temp warning comes on 3 miles from home.
I opened the hood and there appears to be a shredded belt in the engine. (See pics).

I called roadside assistance 40 minutes ago and again 20 minutes ago and they still don’t have a plan for me. They say they need to make sure the local dealer has room for the car and they haven’t been able to secure an answer yet.
 

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Bummer. Looks like someone didn't get in on there all the way and it ate itself. Guess that's one good thing about the older cars is you know right away if you lose that belt as you also lose power steering. Could still steer the car but a lot more effort would be needed.

I'm so impatient I probably would have had someone bring me a new belt from autozone and a 3/8 ratchet and fixed the car on the side of the road then drove to the dealership and made them check it over immediately

Best of luck but should be an easy fix.
 

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Welp that sucks. Maybe a pulley was out of spec and it began to eat away at the belt.

Good luck, hopefully they had room for you tonight.
 

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Welp that sucks. Maybe a pulley was out of spec and it began to eat away at the belt.

Good luck, hopefully they had room for you tonight.
Thanks, just dropped it off with the tow truck.
They said they will be able to look at it tomorrow night or Wednesday. The service department is open till midnight.
 

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Sweet, it's a PITA but things happen. Don't stress it, I'm sure it'll get taken care of.
 

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Never a good feeling on a brand new vehicle.
 
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Got a call last night from the service department. They had to order a belt and belt tensioner - they might be in next week.

I know it will all work out but it’s just a little disappointing and makes me wonder what else was overlooked during the build.
 

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Got a call last night from the service department. They had to order a belt and belt tensioner - they might be in next week.

I know it will all work out but it’s just a little disappointing and makes me wonder what else was overlooked during the build.
While it is unfortunate the belt failed, I don't think it was because something was overlooked. The fact the tensioner is being replaced suggests it is defective.

Regardless you still had the bad early experience with your new car and that's no fun.

Get the car back. My advice would be for a while with the engine off check out the accessory drive system -- at least give the belt a check -- to verify it is not showing any signs of distress.

With a new car you want to keep an eye on the oil level so when you check the oil level that is the time you look at the accessory drive belt.

The idea is you want to catch a failing belt before it fails catastrophically. This in case the tensioner was not at fault but there is something else "wrong" that led to the belt being shredded.
 

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On one car, I over-reved it once and it yanked the alternator belt so hard it bent the alternator bracket slightly, unknown to me. From that time forward, I started slowly shredding accessory belts.
I knew that one of the pulleys must have been skewed, so I tracked it down to the alternator bracket, replaced it, et voila!
If your problem starts recurring, it may be a bent alternator bracket.
 

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I’ve been taught going “vroom, vroom” too much will shred a belt just as quick. While the sound of his Hellcat is nice, frequently revving the engine creates slack between the crank pulley and the blower by tensioning and detensioning the belt.….
 

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Well, that didn’t last long.
Driving to get ceramic coating and the temp warning comes on 3 miles from home.
I opened the hood and there appears to be a shredded belt in the engine. (See pics).

I called roadside assistance 40 minutes ago and again 20 minutes ago and they still don’t have a plan for me. They say they need to make sure the local dealer has room for the car and they haven’t been able to secure an answer yet.
Hi LIcat,
We sincerely regret to hear of your trouble. If you are in need of additional support while in service, please let us know via PM. We can certainly have a case escalated for additional assistance while in service.

Rob
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Hi LIcat,
We sincerely regret to hear of your trouble. If you are in need of additional support while in service, please let us know via PM. We can certainly have a case escalated for additional assistance while in service.

Rob
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Hi LIcat,
We sincerely regret to hear of your trouble. If you are in need of additional support while in service, please let us know via PM. We can certainly have a case escalated for additional assistance while in service.

Rob
Dodge Cares
Thanks for reaching out Rob,
I sent you a PM
I’ve been taught going “vroom, vroom” too much will shred a belt just as quick. While the sound of his Hellcat is nice, frequently revving the engine creates slack between the crank pulley and the blower by tensioning and detensioning the belt.….
 
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