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Drive-Rite V-Ribbed Belt

Part No. 973K7 Warranty  

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This Drive Rite multi-v belt is designed to provide better belt-to-pulley contact. The specialized rubber compound incorporates a high temperature polymer formulated to maximize load carrying requirements and belt life. This Drive Rite belt has been constructed and engineered to meet the stringent demands of today's automotive drive systems. The Drive Rite multi-v belt delivers long-lasting dependable belt life.

Product Features:
  • Constructed with heat and ozone resistant EPDM rubber
  • Fiber is added to the rib stock to reinforce the rubber and reduce noise from worn and misaligned pulleys
  • Made with treated polyester cord to reduce belt stretch
  • Meets OEM requirements
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Belt Length:97.244 in
Belt Width:0.96 in
Material:EPDM
Rib Quantity:7

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Drive-RiteV-Ribbed Belt
 
3.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday driving (5)
    • Replacement (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (4), Mechanic (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    just what I needed

    Belt fit perfect on my 98 dodge dakota WITH a/c....i seen some of the reviews claim the belt was too short. this belt is for vehicles using air conditioning. the...Read complete review

    Belt fit perfect on my 98 dodge dakota WITH a/c....i seen some of the reviews claim the belt was too short. this belt is for vehicles using air conditioning. the less expensive belt (the shorter belt) is for vehicles w/o a/c....states at bottom of description.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    poor purchase

    belt shreaded about 1/2" along one side within a week of purchase. so had to put old belt back on even though it is weathered and cracked. been driving like that...Read complete review

    belt shreaded about 1/2" along one side within a week of purchase. so had to put old belt back on even though it is weathered and cracked. been driving like that all week, to see if there was a problem. replaced tension pulley and belt same time. new belt failed, old belt still running fine. tells me belt is of poor quality !!!!

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    1.0

    poor purchase

    By rusty

    from sweetwater, tn

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Belt Shreaded About 12 "

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about Drive-Rite V-Ribbed Belt:

    belt shreaded about 1/2" along one side within a week of purchase. so had to put old belt back on even though it is weathered and cracked. been driving like that all week, to see if there was a problem. replaced tension pulley and belt same time. new belt failed, old belt still running fine. tells me belt is of poor quality !!!!

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    4.0

    good belt

    By mdbigbadjohn

    from newark de

    About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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    Verified Buyer
    Level 3

    Pros

    • A Little Tight Going On
    • Improves Engine Efficiency
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Difficult To Install

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about Drive-Rite V-Ribbed Belt:

    had to replace the ac pump after it froze up and belt broke. it was tight putting on but works now.

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    1.0

    Too Dang short, I Fumbled for 2 hrs

    By GG

    from Fork Union, Va

    About Me Mechanic

    Level 1

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Drive-Rite V-Ribbed Belt:

          The product looked like it was of good quality, but what advance auto had listed was 2" short for the application.

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          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Drive Belt

          By Don

          from Independence, Mo.

          About Me Mechanic

          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about Drive-Rite V-Ribbed Belt:

            Didn't know what to think about this brand of belt. Never heard of it before. It's been 2 weeks or more since i put it on and have not had a problenm yet.

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            (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            just what I needed

            By Jason

            from NC

            About Me Casual Driver

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about Drive-Rite V-Ribbed Belt:

              Belt fit perfect on my 98 dodge dakota WITH a/c....i seen some of the reviews claim the belt was too short. this belt is for vehicles using air conditioning. the less expensive belt (the shorter belt) is for vehicles w/o a/c....states at bottom of description.

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              (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good Belt

              By BGP

              from Kernersville, NC

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Improves Engine Efficiency
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving

                Comments about Drive-Rite V-Ribbed Belt:

                Really easy product to install. No issues with this, it is a belt.

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                (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                No squeeks so far. 10 days good belt

                By jw

                from Leland, NC

                About Me Mechanic

                Verified Buyer
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                      Comments about Drive-Rite V-Ribbed Belt:

                      picked up at store. ready when I got there.

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                      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Works like a champ

                      By Fuzzmonkey

                      from Riverside, Mo

                      Verified Buyer
                      Helpful Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Driving

                        Comments about Drive-Rite V-Ribbed Belt:

                        Just as described

                        • Car & Truck:
                        • Casual Driver

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                        (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Good product

                        By gasman

                        from Lexington, SC

                        Verified Buyer
                        3 or more reviews submitted

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Driving
                        • Replacement

                        Comments about Drive-Rite V-Ribbed Belt:

                        This belt appears to be of higher quality than the one it replaced.

                        • Car & Truck:
                        • Casual Driver, Do-It-Yourself

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                        (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        not a very good belt

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Good price with coupon

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Drive-Rite V-Ribbed Belt:

                            This belt lasted 1 month before it shredded and came apart. I'm hoping it was just a defective part as I'm replacing it with the same product under warranty. We'll see.

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                            • Truck Enthusiast

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                            Ask a question, get answers from real customers and in-house experts. Or contact Customer Care by email or call 1-877-238-2623.

                            4 Questions | 4 Answers
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                            • Q:

                              WILL THIS BELT FIT ON A 5.9 MOTOR WITH AC.
                              Asked on 1/12/2014 by rocky from sturtevant wi

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Hi Rocky, great question! This belt is vehicle specific. For assisting you further please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle.

                                Answered on 1/13/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Hello, I bought this belt in Oct. 2012. In Dec.2012 I had a timimg belt put on my truck,Now my belt squeaks. The mechanic said it's the belt. What do I do? It's still under warranty.
                              Asked on 1/6/2013 by Andy from Knoxville, Tn

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                With reference to this Drive-Rite V-Ribbed Belt - part# 973K7, we would recommend you to call the Warranty department directly at 1-888-286-6772 between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and we would be in a better position to assist you.

                                Answered on 1/7/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Will this work with my air conditionned one,(1998, DURANGO 4x4 SLT V8 MAGNUM, 5.2L FUEL; WCRXT05 9582 WCRXE0133GDH EVAP POCEDURE 86.130-96)
                              Asked on 9/5/2012 by Allen EYENGA

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                This Drive-Rite V-Ribbed Belt (Part No. 973K7) is an exact fit for your 1999 Dodge Durango 5.2L(with ac). For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                                Answered on 9/5/2012 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              will this work with my air conditionned (climatised) one ?
                              Asked on 9/4/2012 by Allen EYENGA

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                In order for us to further assist you, would you please provide us with the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle application or you can contact us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store for further assistance.

                                Answered on 9/4/2012 by Rick from AAP
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