Driving in Snow May Force Serpentine Belt off Pulleys on Dodge Spirit

When driving through deep snow the serpentine belt may be forced off the pulleys. If pulley alignment is found to be OK a shield is available to prevent snow from coming in contact with the belt.

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Average mileage: 95,000 (95,000–95,000)
Engine affected: 3.0L V6
6 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995
7 people reported this problem
1 person shared problem details
1992 Dodge Spirit- 3.0L V695,000
Drove through snow that someone plowed into the road from their driveway and within a 1/2 mile I lost my power steering & soon realized the belt came off. Replaced the belt. Now it's about a month later and another snow storm, drove through a snow drift and off came the new belt. Tried simply replacing it, but it came off again today after driving through water in the road from melting snow. This time I put on another new belt along with a new tensioner belt pulley. We will see how this one holds up.
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