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I have an 84 chevy el camino with a 350 with ac and ps. I'm

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I have an 84 chevy el camino with a 350 with ac and ps. I'm having problems with the belts. They keep breaking/burning up. There are three separate belts on this engine. One for the alternator, one for the power steering unit and one for the ac.
JA: Have you checked the power steering fluid? Will the wheel turn at all?
Customer: Have not checked the fluid level in the ps unit, but the wheel turns as it should.
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: It is an 84 El Camino Choo Choo.
JA: What year is your Chevy?
Customer: 1984.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I am trying to fix it myself. I have changed the Alternator belt twice and the AC belt now needs changing. The PS belt is OK so far.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Classic Car
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Hi im kevin for the belt to fail multiple times either there is an allignment issue or the bearings in one of the pulleys or component is breaking up .with the belt removed check each pully for smooth turning and lateral movement .

Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

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