WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN THE SERPENTINE BELT STOPS...

  • Tiny
  • jenniferdurling
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 107,000 miles

What does it mean when the serpentine belt stops moving while the car is running.

Sunday, November 18th, 2012 AT 8:22 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Something is locked up that is belt driven

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Sunday, November 18th, 2012 AT 8:23 PM
  • Tiny
  • jenniferdurling
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Are there any trouble shooting steps that will tell me what it is? Thats what I meant. Thank you. And what usually causes it?

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Sunday, November 18th, 2012 AT 8:38 PM
  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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You need to remove the belt and inspect each item that is driven by the belt.

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Sunday, November 18th, 2012 AT 8:39 PM
  • Tiny
  • jenniferdurling
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How much would something like this typically cost?

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Sunday, November 18th, 2012 AT 8:55 PM
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Dont even know the failure yet. Once you know what has caused this, then we can talk estimate

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Sunday, November 18th, 2012 AT 8:56 PM
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  • homer1967
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Cut the belt off and try to turn each and every pulley by hand and the one that you can't turn is the problem.

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Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 AT 1:32 AM

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