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Could Bad External Accessory Belt Ruin the Engine?
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Posted by David (more from David) on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:06:01 Share Post by Email
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Is there any way a broken serpentine belt would ruin an engine? I know if it was broken and got hot it would ruin the engine. But that did not happen. I Drove the car and heard a slapping sound. So I stopped and lifted the hood and saw sections of the serpentine belt were broken and slapping. Was less than a mile away from home so turned around to go home but did not make it. Drove the car immediately home but didn't make it. Towed it to a garage who replaced the belt but said it ran then stalled then now cranks and spins free like no compression and will not start. Debating about replacing the engine. It is the V6 engine. Car has 118k miles.

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