You probably won't hear the sound of a drive belt breaking over the general engine noise, but you will know something's wrong when your overheat warning light comes on, or your voltage meter shows that the alternator isn't charging. Having a broken belt is a scenario unique to inboards and I/Os, and one that can shut you down in hurry. Without a belt intact, you'll have no alternator or water pump.
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Perusal by Removal We occasionally get calls from vessel owners that start like this: "I've got an engine noise that’s driving me crazy! Screech, screech, screech". You can often narrow down the culprit by removing the belts from accessories like alternators, one by one. When the noise stops, you’ve usually found the offending part.
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If a belt deflects too much under hand pressure between pulleys, either it needs replacement or the equipment needs to be repositioned and retightened, or both.
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In a routine weekly check on an inboard client vessel today, we found this badly worn and cracked belt. The issue was caught before it became a problem, but when an engine suddenly overheats or stops, a snapped belt should be one of the first things that you check for. The sound of a belt snapping can be difficult to hear while at full throttle, but you should take a close look at the condition of any engine belt prior to heading out to see if there are cracks, dried-out area
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