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I have a 97 Xplorer 400L and the drive belt keeps ripping. Im going on my 2nd replacement in two weeks. I just adjusted the idle to a lower rpm, I'm going to reseal the outer seal on the transmission case, and then get a high performance belt. I noticed belt marks inside the case. Could that help rip the belt? The engine doesn't move when I rev it so it can't be an engine mount. I have a picture that shows the one rip on the outside of the belt. and there is one grip missing on the inside. Is there any other reasons for the ripping?
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I had some hairline cracks in the lower part of my 04 700 front clutch and was going thru belts till I found those hairline marks. They were basically shaving the side of the belt slightly then causing it to blow up under load.
 

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I'd thoroughly check the clutch sheaves before spending good money on a new belt only to have it ripped to shreds. The belt in your picture isn't normal belt wear. I don't think throwing on a new belt will solve your problem.
 

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It functions great when I put on a new belt, I have looked for some hairline cracks but not very well I will check on it and give you feedback
 
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