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I have had my durnago for 4 years now. Its been awesome to me, except for this one problem: I have to keep replacing my belt even though its not all the way worn. I get some serious force from my A/C compressor. I have had it at the shop for over a month, and I don't want to pick it up until I know that the dealer is telling the truth. Is there any way to test the lbs/torque from the compressor to see if a bearing is gone or something. I know my belt should at least last 10,000 miles. I don't think I even got 4,000 miles out of the one I need to replace. The dealer says I just need to put a new belt on there, but I want to get this problem fixed so I can get some use out of my belts. Help me out guys, does anyone have any suggestions for me?

2000 4x4 5.9L Durango
 

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I replaced my belt at 70,000 miles as it was beginning to crack in a few areas. The A/C fan clutch could be bad. It sounds like your tensioner, or another pulley (such as the A/C comp.) is not aligned properly with the rest. A nice long straight edge will give you some indication of what's going on.
 

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^ what I was gonna say.
On my Ranger the tensioner bearing was bad and allowed the pulley to cock to one side. The belt ran off center and wore badly.
 

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I just changed my belt bc it went with the pulley tensor at 80000 miles, not big deal
 
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