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levgram
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Jan 20, 2013, 3:13 PM

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fan belt not turing in idle, rpms at 5000 Sign In

hi there, i need some help.

1998 subaru outback wagon, 240,000 KM

i haven't used the car in 6 months but when i went in and turned it on the fan belt wasn't moving in idle and the rpms were about 5000. revving it up didn't lower them.

please let me know any ideas. should I tow in to the shop?

thank you
peter


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Jan 20, 2013, 3:46 PM

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Re: fan belt not turing in idle, rpms at 5000 Sign In

That makes no sense at all. Why was the belt not turning? Is one of the pulleys frozen. You should have all kinds of squealing if that was the case.



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levgram
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Jan 20, 2013, 3:55 PM

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i agree, but that's why i wrote in. don't know what to think about it at all. i can try to turn the pulley wheel on top but can't get to the lower ones. i'll see waht I find.

if you have any thoughts, let me know please, and thanks for your time.


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Jan 20, 2013, 3:57 PM

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My thoughts are, you can't be right.



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Jan 20, 2013, 5:02 PM

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Definitely strange........ So the crankshaft pulley is the only one turning when the engine is on????? Like HT said, there should be some noise???

Is the check engine light on?


levgram
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Jan 20, 2013, 5:47 PM

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well, you're some thinker! and, you are correct. time to go to the optician. the engine was very cold, the rpms way up and i guess it took time to get its business fixed. meantime, my eyes could not see that belt turning until you questioned my perception. thanks for that. very helpful.


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Jan 20, 2013, 5:49 PM

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Re: fan belt not turing in idle, rpms at 5000 Sign In

So, where does that leave you now?



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levgram
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Jan 20, 2013, 6:31 PM

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So, where does that leave you now?



(This post was edited by levgram on Jan 20, 2013, 6:50 PM)


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Jan 20, 2013, 6:35 PM

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I'm guessing he's good


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Jan 20, 2013, 6:36 PM

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Probably



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levgram
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Jan 20, 2013, 6:52 PM

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i'm good to go, guys, except for these eyes of mine and the old brain processor that wasn't in gear. i appreciate your time very much.


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Jan 20, 2013, 6:53 PM

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Hahaha ...................... you're welcome



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