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|Precautions For Mounting Automotive Belts
- Check your clothing to ensure that there are no loose parts, including loose hair, gloves, or clothing that may be pulled into the rotating parts, including the pulley belt.
- Alway ensure that the engine is turned off and belt fully stops before checking, repairing, or replacing a belt.
- Ensure the power switch is not turned on during the belt inspection, repaer or replacement.
- Ensure that a same type belt or pulley replace the existing one.
- Do not cut the belt with a knife or scissors while the belt is still under tension. It may spring out to hurt nearby people.
- Align the belt to the pulley center. Otherwise, it will shorten the belt life as one side will wear heavily.
Do not touch the belt or pulley immediately after it stops. Your hand may be bumt.
Reduce the belt tension before replacing it with a belt. Inadequate mounting with wrong tension will cause early wear or breakage.
Maintain the defined tension in mounting or using the belt. Wrong tension will cause noise or breakage.
Replace all belts on one pulley at the same times. Otherwise, it will carse early wear or breakage.
Precautions For Using Automotive Belts
Precautions For Handling Or Storing Automotive Belts
- Never hang or pull an article with belt.
- Never use the belt for purposes other than power transmission.
- Remove oil, grease or dust from the pulley grove. Rough or damaged pulley surface may cause excesseve wear of the belt.
- Do not use the belt for insulation.
- Keep the belt or pulley from water, oil, chemical, paint etc.
- Do not burn used belts as it generates harmful gas.
Observe the following in handing or storing automotive belts:
- Do not fold a belt by applying excessive force. It will tear the lining materials.
- Keep belts away from direct sunlight.
- Do not place heavy articles on top belts under transport or storage.
- Scratch or scar on the belt surface will cause early breakage.