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terriw
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Jul 25, 2012, 10:06 PM

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Drove short distance turned off for about 5 minutes When i started my car the power steering was not working my battery light came on & my temp gage was almost to red area any ideas??[reply]


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Jul 25, 2012, 10:13 PM

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Check and see if you still have a drive belt.




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terriw
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Jul 25, 2012, 10:45 PM

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I'm not sure but my serpentine belt is loose & engine shifted to front of car. Is it my timing belt? if so am I you know what?? I believe my bearings went out on my pully that my tentioner belt goes on

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Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 26, 2012, 4:13 AM

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Is the drive belt in plane with the other pulleys? Not quite sure what you mean by "engine shifted to front of car" observation?

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Jul 26, 2012, 6:33 AM

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If you have a bad pulley ad lost the belt, then that is your problem. Repair that.




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terriw
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Jul 26, 2012, 9:36 AM

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The serpentine belt routs from the alternator over water pump then crankshaft up around the tensioner & up around the power steering pulleys. The tensioner pulley is out of line with the rest of the pulleys. make any sense?? if so how do i fix it??> ANd also when I said the engine seems to have shifted a little to the front of car the alternator and the water pump pulleys are up against my hoses in front of car on passenger side. Does this make sense??


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Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 26, 2012, 9:47 AM

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Tensioner as an assembly should look like this......



Replace that and the belt and hope overheating didn't cause any more problems,

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terriw
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Jul 26, 2012, 10:07 AM

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It does not look like that the black part of that pulley is out of line with the assembly


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Jul 26, 2012, 10:09 AM

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Replace the whole assembly.




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Jul 26, 2012, 10:17 AM

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Yes - not that much $$ as things go and have the whole thing new,

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