BELT ?? WATER PUMP

  • Tiny
  • Clb520
  • 2002 SUZUKI AERIO
  • 129,000 MILES

I have a 2002 Suzuki aerio. 1st it has a drip on a clamp on a radiator & I need to put antifreeze in it. I started to hear a unfamiler noise under the hood. I noticed I haven’t used as much antifreeze since I started hearing the noise. The belt is moving, but I think a pully isn’t. Then the car started smoking, I pulled over to see, everything looked ok. But then it started shaking & more smoke. Shut the car off, then started it and the belt was off or broke. What could have happened? How can I find out if maybe the waterpump went back and caused all this? PLEASE any help ! Thanks

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Saturday, January 28th, 2012 AT 3:30 PM

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  • Tiny
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If the water pump is ok you shold be able to turn it by hand if thereis a pulley on it. If not a pro can tell very quickly with coolant in it. The belt may have broke due to mileage and or a bad tensioner pulley. Have a pro look at it.

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Saturday, January 28th, 2012 AT 3:37 PM
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Thanks !

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