Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2003 20:28:13 +0100
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: slipped serpentine - 87 9000s

Abdallah wrote: > thanks simon. i'm glad it doesn't sound too bad. i did some research and > its the camshaft pulley that's gone not the tensioner. it seems to be an > "expected" failure. now i wonder if it will be okay for me to slip the belt > back on to the pulley (damaged as it is) and drive it to the garage (5 km > away).... You mean the crankshaft pulley, and yes, it is a common failure. The pulley is made of an inner and an outer, with a rubber ring in between. Eventually, the rubber starts slipping on the steel. I don't know if I'd be too happy driving it with a wonky pulley. If it comes apart, you're in for some serious damage. How bad does it look? -- Grunff

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