Trouble Shooting Guide For Comet Torque Converter Belts

Comet Torque Converter Belts

Problem

Cause

Solution

Belt is worn thin
in just one portion

Excessive slipping
of Clutch caused by:
Locked track or axle
Idle speed is too high

Rotate by hand to free up
Repair or replace clutch
Reduce the engine R.P.M.

Driver Clutch turns
while engine idles

Idle set too high
Wrong belt length, too short

Reduce engine R.P.M.
Check application specs.

Belt is worn "Cup"
Shaped, Concave on sides

Too much run out on clutch

Repair or replace clutch
Increase center distance

Belt Disintegration

Excessive Belt Speed

Reduce R.P.M. at high speed

Belt "Roll Over" at high speed

Pulley system out of line
Drive belt speed too high

Align system
Reduce the R.P.M.
Repair or replace clutch

Cord breakage on belt edge

Misalignment of system
Belt not properly installed

Align system

Cracking between cogs on belt

Belt is wearing out

Replace the belt

Broken or torn cogs
Compression section torn

Belt not installed right
Belt rubbing something

Check for interference

Belt worn uneven on one side

System out of line
Engine mount is loose

Align system
Tighten engine mount

Belt looks glazed/baked

Extra slippage caused by:
Not enough pressure on belt
Horsepower is too high
Possible oil on pulleys

Check driver springs & weights
Clean belt, pulley faces,
make sure they are dry

Top width worn too much

Excessive slipping
Pulleys are scratched/rough
Angle of the belt is wrong

Check for proper engagement
Replace or repair pulley
Check data for application