Q: Old belt was sqeeking, new belt does not but it slips off constantley. The old belt stays on though. Why is this?

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My old drive belt was sqeeking so i replaced it. The new belt does not squeak but it keeps slipping off. But when I put the old one back on it does not slide off. Why is this? I replaced tensioner and idler pulleys but new belt still slips off. The old one still stays on. Car is 97 jeep grand cherokee. 5.2L
My car has an automatic transmission.

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