Replacement Belts

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jakeek
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Replacement Belts

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Hello All
We need to change out our serptine belt and water pump belt. We did find a number on the serptine belt but are unable to find one on our water pump belt .Our engine is a 3126 cat Serial number 1WM01448
Our motorhome is a 96 Safari Continental 40 Model 4SL any help is greatly appreciated!!
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05wingrider
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Location: Spokane, Washington

Re: Replacement Belts

Post by 05wingrider »

Jakeek,
Ironically, the water pump belt is the one that Cat actually DOES have the numbers for when people ask since the engine comes from the factory with the belt installed. The number that I have (I've got a 96 Sahara with a 3126 Cat 1WM series as well) is Cat # 036-6775.
Duane
96 Sahara 30', 250hp Cat 3126
Allison 6spd MD-3060
Spokane WA

stuplich@ymail.com
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Re: Replacement Belts

Post by stuplich@ymail.com »

jakeek wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:46 am
Hello All
We need to change out our serptine belt and water pump belt. We did find a number on the serptine belt but are unable to find one on our water pump belt .Our engine is a 3126 cat Serial number 1WM01448
Our motorhome is a 96 Safari Continental 40 Model 4SL any help is greatly appreciated!! Screenshot_20180918-100709.png
jakeek
A call to the Caterpillar RV Hotline 877 777-3126 with your engine serial number will get you the correct water pump belt number for your particular Cat engine.
Mel
'96 Sahara 3530, mine since '01
250 hp 3126 Cat, MD3060 Allison

jakeek
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Re: Replacement Belts

Post by jakeek »

Thank you all I was able to actually get a water pump belt! Went to Kenworth and they crossed matched for me our belts will be here in about 4, days! I wanta say this is a great group you helped a lot! And its very much appreciated!
Jeanne & Eric
1996 Safari Continental
3126 cat
6 speed Allison Trans

CactusTwo
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Re: Replacement Belts

Post by CactusTwo »

jakeek,
what were the belt numbers and brands that you got for your 1wm?
Len and Brenda Nugent
Alberta, Canada, fulltimers since 2013
1996 Safari Serengeti 3740 front door, bought in 2019
Cat 3126 300hp, Allison MD3060, VelvetRide suspension
sold 2008 GMC Duramax 3500 and 37' Cedar Creek 5th wheel

wolfe10
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Re: Replacement Belts

Post by wolfe10 »

As posted, the water pump belt (a short V belt) on a Caterpillar 3126 is supplied (and stocked) by Caterpillar. So, with your engine serial number, any Caterpillar dealer should have it or could get it quickly.

The serpentine belt is supplied by the chassis maker, as location of accessories like alternator and dash A/C compressor are their choice, not Caterpillar's.
Brett and Dianne Wolfe
Ex: 2003 Alpine 38'. Ex 1997 Safari Sahara. Ex 1993 Foretravel U240
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