1999 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 180000 miles
1999 ford taurus 3.0L w/ac SOHC. Got home from a trip and tried to start the car the next morning. Wouldn't start. Got a boost and noticed smoke coming from right side of engine compartment. Big squealing noise. Then no smoke. Opened the hood to find serpentine belt broken. Checked the pulleys and noticed that idler pulley was wobbly. Replaced idler pulley and serpentine belt. Started car and about 2 minutes later the serpentine belt started to smoke and then broke again.I thought maybe I didn't align the belt in the grooves properly so I went and bought another belt. Installe dthe belt and the same thing happened. Ran the car for 2minutes and the belt gets super-hot, starts to smoke and then breaks. When I looked at the engine befor ethe belt broke, all of the pulleys were turning. The only thing is that I could not see the a/c pump pulley due to where it is located. Any suggestions as to my next step?
Sunday, May 18th, 2008 AT 3:09 PM