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2008 Toyota Yaris Serpentine Belt Broke


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Zessira
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Aug 25, 2018, 3:31 PM

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I have a 2008 Toyota Yaris, 147000 miles, 1.5 L

I was driving my Yaris when there was a loud bang as I accelerated. The charging system light came on, followed by the low engine coolant indicator light. The check engine light came on as well. I was 15 minutes from home, so I chanced it and drove home. It drove fine and I made it home. The check engine light DTC: P0117-Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Low. Under the hood, the serpentine belt was gone. My question is, can I just replace the belt, or does the timing need to be checked?


Hammer Time
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Aug 25, 2018, 4:12 PM

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I was 15 minutes from home, so I chanced it and drove home.


That was about the dumbest thing you could ever do. That move will cost you thousands of dollars one day.

Yes, you need to replace the serpentine belt and fill the cooling system and pressure test it for leaks. Then you need to pray that you don't have blown a head gasket or cracked the head by driving it for 15 minutes with no water pump.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Aug 25, 2018, 4:57 PM)






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