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VIDEO: Wheel Well Belt Inspections

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Accessory Belts, Tensioners And Misfires: A Balancing Act

On an engineering level, the design of the accessory belt drive is a balancing act of efficiency, force and vibration. The more contact or wrap a belt has with a pulley, the more force or energy can be transmitted without slipping and the less tension the belt will need. But, this is not great for efficiency because it creates more friction and drag.